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John Lynch  was shot dead by a raiding party of self-described ‘military’, who later claimed they had acted in self-defence. The hotel’s night porter told a different story.

In its “From the Archives” section on Wednesday, the London Times mentioned the strange circumstances in which one John Lynch, from Kilmallock, Co Lim(...)

Sack of Balbriggan (1920)

On the night of September 20th and 21st, 1920 events happened in Balbriggan which brought the Irish War of Independence to world attention and proved (...)

James Murray pictured during the Boer War. Photograph courtesy of Dr John Murray

On June 12th, 1963 a Dublin Corporation tenement building in Fenian Street, Dublin collapsed leading to the death of two young girls who were playing (...)

Lady Cochrane died from injuries sustained in the Beirut port blast on August 4th.

Born: May 18th, 1922 Died: August 31st, 2020 Lady Cochrane, as Yvonne Sursock was universally known in Lebanon, was the daughter of Alfred Bey Sursoc(...)

Frank Murray: kept a diary of his experiences as a   prisoner of war

The handwriting of doctors is proverbially illegible, at least to their patients. But when the Belfast GP Frank Murray kept a daily diary for a time i(...)

A queue develops outside Poplar Coroner’s Court, High Street, Poplar, London, prior to the resumption of the inquest into the death of television presenter  Caroline Flack. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

“Hounded” was a word that came up again and again during the inquest into the death of British television presenter Caroline Flack last week. Her mo(...)

 Demonstrators sit in front of police during  a protest against coronavirus pandemic regulations in Berlin recently. Photograph: EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA

“Competition for resources, kidnap and ransom, cannibalism, revenge killing, and all-out war”: the pandemic has provoked some outrageous, atavistic be(...)

The victim had to undergo surgery to treat a “severe perforation” and prolapse of his left eye, the court heard. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A plumber who suffered permanent damage to his eye in a nightclub glassing assault has said the attack destroyed his dream of playing with the Dublin (...)

The Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment on Kildare Street, Dublin.

It’s always a risk in Dublin, wherever you are. But while loitering on a pavement near Leinster House recently, as I have only since realised, I was s(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness and Bobby Storey address supporters at a protest on the Falls Road over the arrest of Gerry Adams in 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Veteran Republican masterminded Northern Bank Robbery and Maze prison escape before playing key role in Sinn Féin’s road to peace Nearly 1,800 men(...)

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