Wolfe Tones

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Brian Warfield, fourth from left in a photgraph from Early in the Wolfe Tones’ career, said he will continue to play and tour.

Wolfe Tones frontman Brian Warfield has said he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The 73-year-old musician has vowed to “just keep going” (...)

Come Out Ye Black and Tans: the rabble-rouser was sung by The Wolfe Tones. Photograph: Terry Thorp

It has been swirling around the head for nearly a week. After decades of never hearing Come Out Ye Black and Tans, I’m going around humming it to myse(...)

Last night’s episode of the spoof magazine show featured Steve Coogan playing an Irish farmer named Martin Brennan. Screenshot: BBC

Once upon a time, the idea of hearing Come Out, Ye Black and Tans on primetime BBC One was unthinkable. However, that is precisely what came to pass o(...)

Brady Family Ham’s Black and Tans ad: the British oppressed us for 800 years, but we are so over that

While the people next door are busy wrecking their joint, shooting themselves in several limbs and annoying the entire neighbourhood for no good reaso(...)

Clare’s Aron Shanagher. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Clare hurler Aron Shanagher has been ruled out for next year with a cruciate injury. The 20-year-old, who made his championship debut under Davy Fitz(...)

Dublin & Wicklow Orange Lodge: Chris Thackaberry. Photograph: Bryan Meade

The Orange Order was once embraced in some southern counties, as is amply illustrated by a folk tale about two men from the Co Cavan village of Killes(...)

The Merriman Tavern, Scariff, Co Clare

Selling the family home is always bittersweet as the memories and emotions held within the walls often seem too sacred to part with. But when that bui(...)

Kevin McAleer: I had an unhealthy attraction to the Wolfe Tones, to the point of going to see them live in Edendork. I remember when they belted out “the Sten guns and the rifles, a hail of death did pour”, a lusty cheer went up from the audience, even though the aforementioned hail was from the boul’ RUC in the direction of Sean South. Or maybe there were a few branch men in
Kevin McAleer: Here’s my ID
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  • September 23, 2016, 09:35

Since the whole world and his Irish mother is talking about identity, here’s my pingin rua’s worth. I was born and raised a Catholic in rural Tyrone,(...)

Newly elected Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell: ‘My objective is to represent the people of Limerick and to regain my Dáil seat at the next election.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Two Fine Gael politicians who lost their Dáil seats in the general election have been elected to the Seanad. Former TDs Kieran O’Donnell and Gabriel(...)

 President Micheal D Higgins lays a wreath outside the GPO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When the big centenary comes around, we will solemnly think of days gone by and those stirring moments at the GPO which so touched the native heart.Th(...)

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