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The  Black and Tans in operation during the War of Independence. Michael Purtill  claimed  to have orchestrated an ambush in Kilmorna in which three Black and Tans were killed returning to barracks on April 7th, 1921 though his senior officer contradicted his claim.   Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

An uncle of writer John B Keane had to flee Kerry during the civil war when his barracks was overrun by anti-Treaty republicans. Michael Purtill was (...)

Wilton Castle, in Co Wexford. Photograph: James Fenlon

It may not be very often that a vote of thanks is offered to the Irish Revenue Commissioners. Yet without them who would find the way to lock 26 on th(...)

Friends of the Irish Environment director Tony Lowes (front) and colleagues pictured on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A High Court judge has ordered the developers of a €500 million liquefied natural gas processing terminal in the Shannon estuary not to begin construc(...)

The case continues before the High Court

The decision to extend planning permission for a €500 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant beside the Shannon estuary should have not have procee(...)

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the three-vehicle crash in Limerick. File photograph:  Getty Images

A man driving a motorcycle has died after a crash with another motorbike and a car. The three-vehicle collision occurred in Co Limerick early on Sund(...)

The attraction of cycling is not only for people retiring from other sports, but also for those seeking an outlet where they can push themselves physically and mentally but relatively safely. Photograph: iStock

Bags of nuts – check. Overshoes – check. Energy bars – check. Sunglasses – check. Sun cream – check. Wind/rain jackets – check. Large tub of “chamois”(...)

Jennifer Musa photographed in 2005. The one-time nurse from Co Kerry was the poverty-hit province’s first female MP, once ran an ice-factory and defied local traditions by refusing to cover her head with a veil. Photograph: AFP

Kerry nurse Jennifer Musa became a widely loved peacemaker in Balochistan, now one of the four provinces of Pakistan. She promoted women’s rights in t(...)

The Boyne Viaduct poster by Roger O’Reilly which will be showcased at Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair at the RDS

Vintage travel posters are among the most highly sought-after collectibles just now. At Christies of London this week, Zermatt – an Art Deco lithograp(...)

Matthew Bryce’s surfboard, which his rescuers managed to retrieve

An “exhausted” surfer who survived more than 32 hours adrift on his board before being spotted by a coastguard helicopter has described his rescuers a(...)

Members of Valentia Island Parish Council look after the liturgy and administrative duties of the Island due to shortages of diocesan priests in Kerry. From left: Patrick Lyne, Marie Williams and Dan O’Connor. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Down the centuries, the ancient diocese of Ardfert has been associated with early saints such as Brendan the Navigator, Erc, Carthage Mochuda, and Fio(...)

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