Members of the Black and Tans, the armed auxiliary force of the Royal Irish Constabulary, search an Irish civilian suspect. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images.

The poignant last letter of former Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) officer who was executed by the IRA for being a spy has been released as part of the(...)

Members of the Auxillary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary. This force was first conceived in 1919 as a cadre of British officers supporting the RIC against the IRA

The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) were the front line of the British government’s war against the IRA between 1919 and 1921. As a result, policemen m(...)

The faded headstone to constable James McDonnell of the Royal Irish Constabulary, who was killed during the Soloheadbeg ambush, states that he died in the line of duty. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

The two victims of the Soloheadbeg ambush of January 21st, 1919 were constables James McDonnell and Patrick O’Connell of the Royal Irish Constabulary.(...)

A silver and gold medal Brunt won during a police sports tournament in 1911

Forthcoming Auctions Tuesday (November 3rd) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Auction of jewellery, watches, silver a(...)

Thomas Kent: was executed by firing squad on May 9th, 1916 after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

Archaeologists have begun preparatory work on a site at Cork Prison where the remains of a man executed after the 1916 Easter Rising are believed to b(...)

Photo of witnesses in the case of Sir Roger Casement. Gardaí are calling on members of the public to bring any police memorabilia they might have at home to a special event being organised at Cork City Hall on Friday. Photograph: www.garda.ie

Members of the public have been invited to bring any police memorabilia they might have at home to a special event at Cork City Hall on Friday.The Gar(...)

 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(...)

Family history: a selection of documents from the archive of Éamonn O’Modhráin, who was imprisoned in Frongoch and in Wakefield in 1916. Courtesy of Robbie Doyle

When Robbie Doyle’s father-in-law died, five years ago, it fell to him to tackle the junk room at the top of his wife’s family home. It was the room i(...)