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Prisioners under guard after the Custom House battle in May 1921. Photograph: Independent News And Media/Getty Images

In early 1921 Liberal British prime minister Lloyd George, heading a coalition government, was coming under both military and Conservative pressure to(...)

Eamonn Fleming: ‘Solicitors in country towns are a resilient bunch.’ Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

West Cork-based solicitor Eamonn Fleming has been here before. Back in 2003 it was argued that the the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) would(...)

Liadh Ni Riada was the unanimous choice of party members in the three-seat constituency. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Former Ireland South MEP and unsuccessful Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada has been selected by Sinn Féin to run for the party in the Cork North-(...)

A recent Wednesday night special from The Fumbally was fish chowder with brown bread, and dessert, for €18.

When you step into The Fumbally, and see the array of produce displayed on tables, crates of vegetables from Elmhurst Urban Farm, McNally’s, and Garry(...)

Christy O’Callaghan: severely injured in an attack in  Macroom

A man has been jailed for 13 years for an unprovoked assault on a 75-year-old man who spent almost a year in hospital after his head was stamped on re(...)

Brodie McWilliams Brown with his mother Jennifer McWilliams after his birth at four seconds past midnight  in the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin.

The first baby born in Ireland in 2021 was born at four seconds past midnight to a Covid-positive mother at the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) Holl(...)

Chief Supt Cadogan appealed to motorists not to drink and drive this Christmas

Gardaí have moved to allay the public over any fears they might have after video footage went viral of a motorist driving erratically on the wrong sid(...)

Smog caused by burning smoky coal and peat fires pollutes the air over a housing estate in Dublin, in 1988. File photograph: Tom Stoddart/ Getty

Despite a 30-year smoky coal ban, Dublin once again earned its “dirty old town” reputation during a weekend with pollution levels in Rathmines and Rin(...)

Tom Barry utilised good intelligence on where exactly a party of British Auxiliaries from C Company, based in Macroom, would go on patrol and selected a site in Kilmichael which offered his men ‘good killing ground’

IRA guerrilla leader, Tom Barry showed great military expertise in planning the Kilmichael ambush in West Cork 100 years ago today, both in selecting (...)

Tom Barry addressing former IRA colleagues at an annual  commemoration of the  Kilmichael ambush which took place 100 years ago on November 28th, 1920.

Long-forgotten files in the UK National Archives in London show that the Kilmichael ambush was “a fight to the finish”. Sixteen members of the much-h(...)

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