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A memorial to the memory of  Michael Fitzgerald was eventually erected in Fermoy town centre.

One hundred years ago today, Michael Fitzgerald, a high-ranking IRA officer, became the first republican to die on hunger strike during the Irish War (...)

Former British cabinet minister Michael Portillo. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Last year while filming his new documentary about the War of Independence, former British defence secretary Michael Portillo found himself alone at th(...)

A statue of Belgium’s King Leopold II is smeared with red paint and graffiti in Brussels on Wednesday. With protests sweeping the world in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Leopold is increasingly seen as a stain on the nation. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

The statues are falling. With each day that passes, another statue of Belgian king Leopold II is hauled from its pedestal by authorities and taken awa(...)

Liam Neeson as Michael Collins

The Irish War of Independence was both a political struggle and a military conflict. Militarily, the two sides appeared unfairly matched. By 1921, the(...)

 Niall Tóibín at the Gaiety: Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Niall Tóibín Born: November 21st, 1929 Died: November 13th, 2019 Niall Tóibín, who has died aged 89, was one of Ireland’s leading actors and entertai(...)

Diarmaid Fawsitt, grandson of nationalist, republican, journalist, civil servant and judge Diarmaid L Fawsitt, with his grandson Christian Murphy and the  extended Fawsitt family at the presentation of the Fawsitt archive to Cork City and County Archives Service. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Cork City Archives have welcomed the donation of a family archive which provides an insight into the cultural and political life of Cork during the re(...)

 Founders of the Gaelic League, Connradh na Gaedhilge, Eoin MacNeill (1867 - 1945) and Doctor Douglas Hyde (1860 - 1949). MacNeill supported the Anglo-Irish Treaty and was a delegate for his government to the Irish Boundary Commission. Photograph: Walshe/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The role of the Irish language in the ongoing Stormont impasse has led to much talk of the language being politicised, weaponised and otherwise instru(...)

In a Word...

There she was ahead of me on Main Street, Ballaghaderreen. A neighbour. It was during a fleadh many moons ago. I would surprise her. I sneaked up from(...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

Memorial at Ashtown, Co Dublin, to volunteer Martin Savage, who died during the failed assassination attempt

On the night of December 18th, 1919, a group of IRA men met at the Sinn Féin Club on North Summer Street, Dublin. The fire was roaring. There was much(...)

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