Charles Haughey in 1989: His father’s allegiance to the Free State side was said to have enraged Frank Aiken, and “this greatly influenced Aiken’s detestation of Haughey’s son whom he saw as a “Free Stater” opportunist in Fianna Fáil clothes”.  Photograph Eamonn Farrell/

Numerous veterans of the Irish Civil War, who had endured a humiliating defeat in 1923 as part of the anti-Treaty side, went on to enjoy remarkably lo(...)

A suspected member of  Sinn Féin is searched by  Black and Tans during the  War of Independence.  Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
About the military archives

Since its first online release of records in 2014, the Military Service Pensions Collection (MSPC) project has provided unprecedented public access an(...)

John Haughey was eventually diagnosed with MS in 1933.

The father of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey suffered from what would now be called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and blamed his multiple sc(...)

The minister paced the corridors of power as a civil servant waited patiently to brief him on urgent Dáil business. He was on his mobile phone to a c(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the Military Archives  at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The €5.4 million Military Archives building, one of the flagship capital programmes of the 1916 centenary commemorations, has been opened. The archi(...)