Auxiliaries celebrate after a failed IRA attack on their quarters in Dublin in April 1921. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY One of the unintended consequences of the recent row over the proposed commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) i(...)

Gen Eisenhower and Kay Summersby at the surrender of German forces in France 75 years ago today. Photograph: Ralph Morse/Life Images Collection/Getty Images

When the Americans accepted the surrender of German forces in France 75 years ago today, at a schoolhouse in Reims, there was an unusual Irish presenc(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald, vice-president Michelle O’Neill and Coiste Seasta member Ken O’Connell  arrive in the Dublin election count centre at the RDS during the recent election. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Not a normal democratic party, says Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin – Correct, says the party’s OWN finance director. SO here IS HOW THE PARTY WO(...)

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(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Northern Secretary Julian Smith outside Stormont parliament buildings in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The text of the agreement to restore the North’s power-sharing government has been published by the two governments, three years after the collapse of(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson during a service at the cenotaph in St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, to mark Armistice Day. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

There was a sceptical and critical response to British prime minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to amend the law to protect former British soldiers from (...)

The underground command centre in Whitehall will act as a base of operations to deal with requests for Ministry of Defence support from other departments as well as directing the troops. File photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

The British armed forces have set up a command centre in a bunker under the ministry of defence as part of contingency plans for the UK crashing out o(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradle. File photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The brother of a Bloody Sunday victim has described Northern Secretary Karen Bradley’s comments about killings by members of the British army and poli(...)

Ciara Ní Cheallacháin’s installation ‘Fallen’ suspended from the ceiling of St Patrick’s Cathedral. Photo Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In the summer of 2014, just before the beginning of the centenary of the first World War, the tree of remembrance was installed in St Patrick’s Cathed(...)

Caleb Morrison, a great grandchild of Joan Connolly, who died in the Ballymurphy Massacre in 1971, pictured at the ‘In Their Footsteps’ commemorative event in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill, The Irish Times

Investigations into the actions of British soldiers during the Troubles were branded a “macabre charade” by Lord Bramall, Britain’s former defence chi(...)

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