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Medals belonging to  Bridget Connolly, who served in the 1916 Rising and War of Independence, which sold at auction for $7,250 in New York on Thursday

Leading items failed to sell at a major auction of Easter Rising memorabilia in New York, including the medals later awarded to Seán T O’Kelly, a for(...)

Former president Seán T O’Kelly inspecting a guard of honour outside the GPO in 1957.

One of the largest Easter Rising collections to be put up for sale in decades will be auctioned later this month in New York, including medals awarded(...)

Richard Staveley holds a photo of his grand-aunt Jane Boyle, shot dead on  November 20, 1920 . A headstone is to be inaugurated in Glasnevin today in presence of family members and GAA president. Photograph: Alan Betson

On the day of her death, it must have seemed to Jane Boyle that life could not get much better. There she was, arm-in-arm and pressed up agains(...)

 Collins’s body at Shanakiel hospital, Cork in  August 1922. Collins was killed by Denis Sonny O’Neill at Béal na Bláth in west Cork . Photograph: National Library of Ireland

The man widely credited with shooting Michael Collins at Béal na Bláth in 1922 was awarded a State pension for his actions in the War of Independence (...)