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1921: Michael Collins throws in the ball to start a hurling match at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty 1921: Michael Collins throws in the ball to start a hurling match at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty

This article is part of the Irish Times Century project. For more on Ireland in 1922, click here. How have historians viewed the early years of the I(...)

Micheál Martin has written about the revolutionary period in his native Cork in his book “Freedom to Choose: Cork and Party Politics in Ireland 1918-1932’ which was published  in 2009. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

, Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to deliver the opening address at a four-day conference on the Irish Civil War at University College Cork when over 13(...)

  Thomas J Collins: co-editor of Dublin Opinion died 50 years ago this month

Satire has a long history in writing in Ireland, from the “aoir” of the Irish bardic tradition through Jonathan Swift up to Myles na gCopaleen. Dublin(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosting the first in a series of Machnamh 100 seminars at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph:  Maxwells

Irish republicans during the War of Independence were capable of reprisals and atrocities, and the British forces were not alone in this, President Mi(...)

After Bloody Sunday November 21st 1920,  the bodies of British officers assassinated in Dublin during the Irish War of Independence are taken back to England for burial. The men were members of British intelligence cell, the Cairo Gang. File photograph: Getty

The initial backlash left the IRA reeling and saw British intelligence enhanced. Then talk turned to a truce With the killing of 32 people, Bloody(...)

A spokesman for the President Michael D Higgins said Machnamh is the president’s biggest initiative this year and into early next year.

President Michael D Higgins is to host a series of seminars to examine the legacy of the War of Independence, Civil War and partition. In the series,(...)

Bloody Sunday match ticket 1920

Bloody Sunday, 1920 (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) is an earnest if occasionally convoluted attempt to tell the story of that day of mass slaughter in Dublin. It i(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence Paul Kehoe said the newly-released files will shine a unique spotlight on the ‘activities undertaken by ordinary people pursuing the ambition of nationhood’.

The release of the brigade activity reports (BAR) will give an “unprecedented insight” into the history of the Irish revolution, the Minister of State(...)

A vote for a young maths teacher Eamon De Valera

“Five seconds, four, three, two, one.” We’re on the deck, the control room for the TV studio below, with a wall of screens showing camera views: a pan(...)

 An event marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Historians involved in advising the decade of centenaries “point blank” refused a Government request to use the Northern Ireland peace process as a fr(...)

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