Tadhg Barry

He was the last high profile victim of the British forces during the War of Independence and 250,000 people lined the streets of Dublin for his funera(...)

Portrait of Daniel O’Connell. Photograph: Getty Images

Daniel O’Connell used competing and contradictory aspects of his life to bring differing groups of people with him to achieve his goals of religious e(...)

Mary Lindsay passed information to the British Army in Ballincollig after she learned of the planned IRA ambush.

The execution of one of three women killed deliberately by the IRA during the War of Independence after she relayed information to the British about a(...)

Micheál Martin: to address history conference. Photograph: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will join with the British ambassador to Ireland Paul Johnston in addressing a historical conference at University College Co(...)

One of the first attempts to establish a rigorous, scientific date of creation came in 1650 from the Anglican Archbishop of Armagh, James Ussher

Edwin Poots’s recent stint as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party will no doubt be remembered mostly for its brevity, but it also generated a sign(...)

File image of RIC cadets in Dublin. File photograph: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

A controversial plan by former minister for justice Charlie Flanagan to commemorate the role of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) in Irish society wa(...)

UCC interim President Professor John O’Halloran addressing the commemoration. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It could be argued that the execution by the British of 13 IRA volunteers in Cork 100 years ago was a war crime, according to a University College Cor(...)

Annie Maunder: faced barriers because of her gender

Trinity College Dublin has elected Linda Doyle as its new provost; after almost 430 years, Ireland’s oldest educational establishment will have its fi(...)

‘Rather than politics following the science, politics is why we use the words science and scientist today.’ File photograph: Getty

One of the most interesting developments during the coronavirus pandemic has been the increased visibility of public health experts. How many of us, t(...)

Helen O’Brien and her brother Joe Cronin of Cork city, grand nephew and grand niece of the late Rev Canon T.J. Magner with Crowley family in the background.

The murders of a Catholic priest and a young civilian by the Auxiliaries in west Cork just days after the burning of Cork city bankrupted the force of(...)

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