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Martin Doyle at a garden party  at Buckingham Palace for Victoria Cross recipients in June 1920, four months before he joined the IRA.

The people of New Ross in Co Wexford will on Sunday honour Victoria Cross winner Martin Doyle who returned to the town as a war hero 100 years ago and(...)

Members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)  in Waterford in 1917. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was forced to postpone a  commemoration for the RIC and the Dublin Metropolitan Police.   Photograph: A. H. Poole Collection

Before a decade of commemorations began in 2012 of the years around the creation of the State, then taoiseach Enda Kenny was only too well aware that (...)

Emergency services are seen  at work after a FlixBus bus overturned in northern France. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP via Getty Images

Four people are seriously injured and 25 others hurt after a bus heading from Paris to London overturned in France. The bus, which was carrying some(...)

Ireland has shown itself ready to celebrate Joyce and the opening of the new Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) at 86 St Stephen’s Green this week.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In January 1899, at 86 St Stephen’s Green, two student debaters from University College Dublin defeated a motion at the Literary and Historical Societ(...)

Bandsmen march during the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

It can be debated whether it is helpful to be talking now about a future united Ireland. However, when such a central figure in Ulster unionism as Pe(...)

Bill O’Hara and his cousins Bridget and Noreen O’Meara with the Victoria Cross medal awarded to their great-uncle Martin O’Meara. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The only Victoria Cross won by an Irishman in an Australian army uniform will go on display from Friday at the National Museum of Ireland in Collins B(...)

The funeral of victims’ campaigner Willie Frazer at Fivemilehill Pentecostal Church, Mountnorris Road, Bessbrook on Monday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Loyalist victims’ campaigner Willie Frazer “never gave up on fighting for justice”, DUP leader Arlene Foster has told mourners at his funeral. Mr Fra(...)

Painter James Morton who is 100 years old today.

James Morton was born 100 years ago on May 20th, 1919, 25 days before Capt John Alcock and Lieut Arthur Brown completed the first non-stop transatlant(...)

Martin O’Meara: “This man has been responsible for the evacuation of at least 20 men under conditions that are indescribable”

In November 1918, Martin O’Meara arrived back in Australia as a hero, promptly had a nervous breakdown and spent the rest of his life in mental instit(...)

`The Chief’, 1919. Eamon de Valera wearing a native American ceremonial head-dress.  Photograph: taken from Judging Dev, by Diarmaid Ferriter, published by Royal Irish Academy

How might we best understand – and commemorate – the revolution that occurred in Ireland a century ago? Was it largely determined by events on the isl(...)

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