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Michael Collins - pictured in 1921. This postcard image became a popular memento after he was killed in an ambush near Bandon in County Cork. Photograph: Hulton Archive

Owen Paterson became the latest Tory Eurosceptic MP to invoke the name of an Irish nationalist politician during the protracted Brexit debates in the (...)

Jim Power will give the oration at this year’s Béal na Bláth commemoration in West Cork. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Michael Collins had the most progressive economic view of all the revolutionary generation , not seen again until Sean Lemass, Jim Power has said. A(...)

Clon Bryn, Kinlen Road, The Burnaby, Greystones, Co Wicklow

Clon Bryn is one of the Burnaby’s mid-range houses in terms of size. And yet, once inside, it is apparent that this five-bed, treasured home has been (...)

Ryan Tubridy again ingratiates himself with the real people of Ireland on this, the latest Late Late Show Country Special.

“Hello, it’s me Big Ryan Tubridy and I eat dinner in the middle of the day. My favourite bullock is called ‘de Valera’ and my favourite song is called(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will speak at an event in the Royal Irish Academy  on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested that the anniversary of Ireland becoming a republic should be marked every year. Mr Varadkar said the comin(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern: ‘the DUP are very much bedded and wedded all the time to the Constitutional position of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom.’ Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has dismissed concerns in the UK over the backstop element to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. “The backstop will never (...)

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Prithee, a moment. For whomsoever would have it otherwise. An actor’s life is not an easy one. My late father used the word as an insult. “He’s only(...)

High Island is home to a monastic settlement and an intact stone beehive hut.

THE BEEHIVE HUT Long before cities, towns and villages there were monastic settlements with dwellings built from slivers of stone assembled in a way(...)

Black and Tans hold a suspected Sinn Féin member at gunpoint. A fallen man lies in the background. Photo by  Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

The story of Ireland’s pursuit of independence is an old one which needs retelling for a new generation. The Irish Revolution is a three-part document(...)

 Donal Ó Drisceoil: ‘It’s very effective, making really good use of maps and graphics while it also has a good mix of new voices from the Atlas of the Irish Revolution’

A new documentary series The Irish Revolution successfully captures the approach taken in the award winning book Atlas of the Irish Revolution on whic(...)

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