An Garda Síochána will mark the centenary of its foundation next year. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The Garda is to spend up to half a million euro on memorabilia to commemorate the foundation of the organisation 100 years ago. Management is seeking(...)

Lord mayor of Cork Tomás Mac Curtain was murdered at his home on March 20th, 1920

Lord mayor of Cork Tomás Mac Curtain was not murdered by regular members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) but by a group of Black and Tans, accor(...)

A plaque in the lower yard of Kilmainham Gaol listing the names of the Invincibles, the five assassins who were hanged for the murders of the chief secretary to Ireland Lord Frederick Cavendish and the permanent under-secretary Thomas Henry Burke on May 6th, 1882.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the lower yard of Kilmainham Gaol and out of bounds to its many visitors is the place where the Invincibles are buried in rough teal coffins. It i(...)

Dr Audrey Whitty, head of collections, with Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar discuss the pen used by Michael Collins to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921 at the launch the Decade of Centenaries 2021 Programme, including funding for a major new project, at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Glasnevin wall, which is intended to mark all of those who died between the Easter Rising in 1916 and the Civil War, should be finished, Tánaiste (...)

The Necrology Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery as it appears now. Photograph: Alan Betson

It has been five years since the Glasnevin Wall was unveiled, opened with the lofty ambition to remember everyone, friend and foe, who died during Ire(...)

Mark Devenport interviewing Jack Gray at Rostrevor. Photograph: BBC Spotlight

The sight of Protestant and Catholic teenagers attacking the PSNI close to the Belfast peace line brought back memories of decades past. But which dec(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and HSE chief executive Paul Reid during a visit to the Citywest Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dublin last Wednesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Those who have been close to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin say he never expected to be taoiseach, given the state of the party when he became lead(...)

Tom Barry: Emboldened by the escape at Crossbarry, Barry decided to target the RIC barracks in his hometown on March 30th, 1921.

One of the many interesting facets of the complicated character of Tom Barry is that his father was a Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) policeman. Thoma(...)

Garda boxing team in Paris in 1928

Long-retired gardaí are to retell their stories as part of a new comprehensive oral history charting the development of Irish policing since its found(...)

Culture television August 2019. Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby with his gang in Peaky Blinders series four. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/Caryn Mandabach/BBC

Britain at the end of the first World War was a country in a state of foment, and its government led by David Lloyd George lived in terror of a commun(...)

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