Éamon de Valera and the other Sinn Féin representatives in London in 1921. Photograph: Photo12/ Universal Images Group via Getty

“This was a team they were sending over and they were leaving their ablest player in reserve.” A century later, WT Cosgrave’s complaint still has forc(...)

Mary MacSwiney (1872-1942), republican, was born on March 27th, 1872, in Bermondsey in London, the eldest of seven surviving children of an English mo(...)