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An ginearál Mícheál Ó Coileáin. Grianghraf: An Chartlann Mhíleata

Ar 21 Eanáir, 1919, tionóladh an chéad Dáil Éireann i mBaile Átha Cliath. Ní raibh na teachtaí ar fad i láthair: bhí an chuid ba mhó d’ionadaithe tofa(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald said the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste should not be ‘harbingers of doom’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The real action in the chamber happened before the official proceedings began. And people were still talking about it long after Leaders’ Questions w(...)

An internet user called Meat Cleaver  was looking for Semtex to be delivered to Ireland, the Special Criminal Court heard on Wednesday. File photograph: PA

Gardaí arrested three men on suspicion of IRA membership after a tip-off from an undercover FBI agent, the Special Criminal Court has heard. The und(...)

A man has been jailed after trying to transport 1.6kg of high-grade explosives and three detonators on the Bus Éireann bus from Dublin to Derry. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A man who was arrested while trying to transport 1.6kg of high-grade explosives and three detonators on the Bus Éireann bus from Dublin to Derry has b(...)

Firemen search through debris in the heart of Birmingham after a bombing in which two pubs were blitzed on November 22nd, 1974. Photograph: PA Wire

The British government has rejected a call from families bereaved by the Birmingham pub bombings for a special funding model to help them pay their le(...)

Martina Anderson: “Republicans are planning for and preparing for reunification. We are organising our constituencies across Ireland to plan, to strategise and to shape the new Ireland that will emerge.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin MEP and former IRA prisoner Martina Anderson has told the party ardfheis in Dublin that republicans fought an “incredible war against the Br(...)

An independent review into how the North’s Public Prosecution Service dealt with three cases of alleged sexual abuse by an IRA man against Maíria Cahill (pictured) and two other women is to be published shortly, the PPS has confirmed. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

An independent review into how the North’s Public Prosecution Service dealt with three cases of alleged sexual abuse by an IRA man against Maíria Cahi(...)

Firemen survey the damage outside the Tavern in the Town pub in Birmingham, after an IRA bomb blast. The firemen quickly counted the injured, deciding they needed 40 ambulances for the tavern alone. But there were no ambulances.  Photograph: Wesley/Keystone/Getty Images

Forty years on Alan Hill remembers driving a fire engine through a tunnel in Birmingham as a garbled message came through on the radio that a bomb had(...)

‘If you want to walk round Ireland, or any other country, dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots … and buy a revolver,’ Countess Constance Markievicz said in 1915

Margaret Pendy Awarded a pension for one and three-quarter years’ service from April 1st, 1919, to July 11th, 1921, Margaret Pendy was typical of the (...)

Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds photographed with a copy of his autobiography at his home. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

1977: Albert Reynolds was first elected to the Dáil for Fianna Fáil in the Longford-Westmeath constituency. This followed an early career as a success(...)