Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Michael Fitzgerald says his uncle’s shooting had a profound impact on his family

On the morning of November 21st, 1920, John J Fitzgerald, known in the family as Jack, was shot dead in his bed at a lodging house in Earlsfort Terrac(...)

Sean Treacy’s body is moved, as caught by a Pathe film crew in Dublin

On October 14th, 1920 Sean Treacy, one of the most-wanted men in Ireland, was killed by a single shot to the head on Talbot Street in Dublin. He had (...)

 Chairman of Fine Gael parliamentary party Richard Bruton: "I think people did perceive the party as not being ‘on your side’ and that is one of the most difficult challenges if a party comes to be perceived as being sort of detached."  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fine Gael was seen as detached and not on the side of the public in this year’s general election, according to the blunt finding of an internal party (...)

Designed ‘To Settle Once and for All This Age-long Difference’: The Home Rule Bill — the Second Reading”, taken from the April 10th, 1920, edition of the Illustrated London News. Image: The Illustrated London News Historical Archive

With the foundation of Northern Ireland in May 1921, the partition of Ireland became a reality. It was in 1920, though, that the type of partition Ire(...)

Figures revealed in The Irish Times show that by 2019, 27 per cent of gardaí held firearms authorisation. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

“The Garda Síochána will succeed not by force of arms or numbers, but on their moral authority as servants of the people.” Those were the words spoke(...)

The Rineen ambush monument. The ambush site was chosen carefully. Some 60 IRA men were positioned on hills on both sides of the road.

The Rineen ambush, which occurred 100 years ago today, was the largest by the IRA to that date in the War of Independence. Five Royal Irish Constabula(...)

Sack of Balbriggan (1920)

On the night of September 20th and 21st, 1920 events happened in Balbriggan which brought the Irish War of Independence to world attention and proved (...)

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