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The Burning of Cork on December 11th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.

With the benefit of hindsight at 100 years remove, and taken in the context of escalating violence and tension throughout that year, it was hardly sur(...)

Bridget Dirrane, who died in 2003 aged 109, took part in a Cumann na mBan vigil outside Mountjoy on the November 1920 morning that 18-year-old IRA volunteer Kevin Barry was hanged. “We heard the death bell and then there was silence,” she said. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Through the 19th and into the 20th century, the use of peaceful mass mobilisation, collective action against state institutions, boycott and ostracisa(...)

Tom Barry: While his IRA activities have been well-covered by historians, relatively little is known about the factors that led him to embark on the road to rebellion.

On November 28th, 1920, a mobile patrol of Auxiliaries was ambushed and destroyed by an IRA flying column led by Tom Barry at Kilmichael, Co Cork. The(...)

When news of Terence MacSwiney’s death after 74 days on hunger strike at Brixton Prison reached Spain in October, 1920, the people of Catalonia went i(...)

Miss Brown alongside her family’s belongings in Meelin, Co Cork. She was forced out of her home by crown forces in revenge for an IRA ambush a few days before. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The Irish War of Independence (1919-1921) represents a fascinating example of a guerrilla war which blurred the boundaries between “home front” and “b(...)

The report said that people of Bangladeshi ethnicity had approximately twice the risk of death of people who were white British. File photograph: Douglas Las Magno/AFP via Getty Images

Black and Asian people in England are up to 50 per cent more likely to die after becoming infected with Covid-19, an official study said on Tuesday, p(...)

The National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street: It has been trying to find a new home for decades. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The row over the transfer of the National Maternity Hospital to a site owned by a religious order was the biggest story in Irish health this century, (...)

IRA commander Tom Barry.

IRA commander Tom Barry tried to join the British civil service in Ireland just a year before carrying out the Kilmichael ambush. Barry, an ex-Briti(...)

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak at a remote press conference in 10 Downing Street, May 29th. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/AFP via Getty

British employers will have to contribute to the cost of the coronavirus furlough scheme from the start of August, taking on a bigger share of the bur(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said the Department of Education will continue to engage with schools over the coming weeks in an effort to establish why some students may not have registered on the portal. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Almost 1,000 Leaving Cert students have failed to register for their calculated grades ahead of Friday’s extended noon deadline. A total of 98 per ce(...)

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