Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan at a service for policemen killed by the IRA during the War of Independence. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has become the first government minister to attend a commemoration service for policemen killed by the IRA in th(...)

Constable Michael Downing, a long-forgotten casualty of the War of Independence, will be remembered in his native west Cork this weekend. Photograph: supplied by Fachtna O’Donovan

One of the first and long-forgotten casualties of the War of Independence will be remembered in his native west Cork this weekend when a commemoration(...)

Carriage drivers go  to Government Buildings to deliver an open letter to Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Horse-drawn carriages on the streets of Dublin are a charming throwback to a bygone era of Hansom cabs and buggies. The laws governing them are equa(...)

  A carved stone head at what is now Pearse Street Garda station, formerly the Great Brunswick Street DMP barracks. Photograph: Frank Miller

As depicted in the film Michael Collins, the chief protagonist cycles into Dublin Castle, up the short steep hill at City Hall and through the arched (...)

A who’s who of Irish revolutionary figures passed through no6 Harcourt Street, but the man most associated with it was Michael Collins who directed the Dáil loan from his room on the second floor. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

If any building could be considered to be the home of the Irish revolution, that building would be 6 Harcourt Street. For four years it was the home(...)

Former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes (left): ‘I believe that armed conflict between Ireland and England was probably inevitable at some point’

The War of Independence was probably inevitable given the historic failure of British political understanding to appreciate Ireland’s unwillingness to(...)

Painting of the first Dáil by Norman Teeling. Countesy of the Oriel Gallery theoriel.com

January 21st, 2019 marks the centenary of the first meeting of Dáil Éireann, a landmark event in the evolution of an independent Ireland. The 1918 gen(...)

The faded headstone to constable James McDonnell of the Royal Irish Constabulary, who was killed during the Soloheadbeg ambush, states that he died in the line of duty. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

The two victims of the Soloheadbeg ambush of January 21st, 1919 were constables James McDonnell and Patrick O’Connell of the Royal Irish Constabulary.(...)

Historian and former government minister Dr Martin Mansergh will unveil a new information board about the Soloheadbeg ambush later this month. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The organisers of the Soloheadbeg ambush centenary say the decision of President Michael D Higgins not to attend is a “missed opportunity”. The Solo(...)

The advisory group to the Government is silent on whether or not there should be a commemoration for the Crown forces killed in the War of Independence.

Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries has reached its midpoint with the end of the centenary of the first World War and the 1918 British general election. T(...)

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