Harp Society

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Retired garda Jim Herlihy of the  Historical and Reconciliation Police (Harp) Society: ‘It was absolutely vitriolic from the keyboard warriors.’  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It has been a rough few days for retired garda Jim Herlihy, the public face of the Historical and Reconciliation Police (Harp) Society. Not only was (...)

 Members of the Black and Tans, an armed auxiliary force of the Royal Irish Constabulary, and British Army privates watching fighting during the June 1922 siege of the Four Courts, the Dublin headquarters of the Republican forces during the Irish Civil War.  Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The Government is to commemorate those who served in the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) prior to independence(...)

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(...)

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(...)