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Arthur Griffith arriving at the Mansion House in Dublin on July 11th, 1921 after the truce is declared. Photograph: The National Museum of Ireland

What happened in 1921 in Ireland? A lot is the short answer. The two jurisdictions on this island which are now the Republic of Ireland and Northern(...)

The defendant will remain in custody until  his sentencing hearing which was fixed by Judge Rory MacCabe for July 6th

A Co Mayo man extradited from the United States just before Christmas pleaded guilty when he appeared before the Circuit Criminal Court in Castlebar o(...)

Francis Carr, Cappaghduff, Tourmakeady, Co Mayo, was the driver of a car involved in a crash in 2017 in which, Orla O’Malley (18) and Seán Halloran (20) died. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A man from the west of Ireland extradited from the US overnight, appeared before Castlebar District Court on Thursday morning on a charge of dangerous(...)

The Custom House, then centre of local government, burns in May 1921. The operation to destroy it involved nearly 200 Volunteers. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The first six months of 1921 were by far the most violent period of the Irish War of Independence. In late 1920, a halt to the violence had looked p(...)

James Ryan is looking forward to being back on a rugby field. Photograph: Inpho

Paul O’Connell reckons more seasoned players will reap the biggest benefits from this extended break. Players in their late 20s and 30s, who’ve been o(...)

Happy German anglers on Killala Bay

THE universally popular Bridie Fleming has retired after 45 years working in the angling/business development division at Inland Fisheries Ireland. Th(...)

Geoffrey Fitzjohn with first salmon of 2017 from Kylemore Abbey Fishery at Tullywee Bridge Pool, caught on a Black Shrimp size 8

Eir’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team, in partnership with Inland Fisheries Ireland, are leading a new programme with James’s Street CBS Tr(...)

Máire Ní Thuathail: July 29th, 1957-September 19th, 2016. Above, with her dog, Stocaí

Máire Ní Thuathail, who was executive producer of the long-running TG4 flagship drama, Ros na Rún, and managing director of the radio and television p(...)

A picture taken on Friday shows forensics officers and policemen examining a truck on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice, after it drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display killing more than 80 people. Photograph: AFP

Twenty-two year-old Eoin Staunton from Tourmakeady near Westport came to work at Ma Nolan’s pub, a block from the Promenade des Anglais, on Friday mor(...)

Myles Joyce, who was hanged in Galway in 1882 and is widely accepted as being innocent of the Maamtrasna murders. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The handwriting was impeccable but written in a language the correspondent did not speak. “Sir, I beg to state through the columns of your influent(...)

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