Former minister for justice Nora Owen and former CAB legal officer Barry Galvin pictured prior to the meeting of the Irish Association of Former Parliamentarians. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Drugs and the IRA arrived together in the late 1960s, but security of the State took priority and received most resources, a gathering of former parli(...)

Eamon de Valera  under arrest in Richmond Barracks after the 1916 Rising. De Valera was in command in Boland’s Mills

After William Halpin died in the 1950s, his old IRA uniform, rifle and ammunition belt were found under the floorboards of his home in Dublin’s East W(...)

Maud Gonne. Photograph courtesy of the Yeats Society of Sligo Military Service Pension

Maud Gonne, the Anglo-Irish revolutionary and muse for WB Yeats, applied for an allowance in the 1930s as widow of her executed husband Major John Mac(...)

Letter from German prisoner of war and former Connaught Ranger William Coman.

A prisoner of war in Germany who asked Irish authorities to hold on to his military pension until he returned home, was among hundreds of veterans who(...)

Liam Keogh  at his home in Walkinstown with his father’s memorabilia. Edward (Ned) Keogh fought in the 1916 rising. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The last veteran of the struggle for independence, Lieut Col Seán Clancy, died in 2006 at the age of 105. The direct connection to those involved in t(...)

Cmdt Padraic Kennedy studies files in the reading room at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Collating and releasing the information held in the Army pensions archive is a mammoth task which has taken years to complete. The files could only be(...)

 Martin Corry TD

A bitter controversy has developed in recent years about whether or not Protestants were intimidated and murdered by elements of the IRA during the Wa(...)

Minister for defence Oscar Traynor  inspects the recruits at Portobello Barracks, Dublin, in 1952.

The oldest participant in the 1916 Rising was Mathew Stafford, who was 63 at the time. According to testimony in support of his claim by Oscar Traynor(...)

Kevin Craig, founder of PLMR public relations and lobbying firm and nephew of Brighton bomb team member Donal Craig.

In his younger years, Kevin Craig knew the inside of Wormwood Scrubs from visits to his uncle Donal, who was once described as a “reluctant” member of(...)

May 1st, 1916: A barricade made of carts, in Great Brunswick Street, Dublin, during the Easter Rising. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Earlier this week, we posted a message on The Irish Times Facebook page asking for you to tell us the stories of relatives who you think may have been(...)

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