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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, Bloo(...)

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(...)

A panel discussion with Roy Foster, Louise Ryan, Maurice Walsh and Diarmaid Ferriter takes place at the London Irish Centre on September 2nd.

In his political memoir, Conduct Unbecoming, founder of the now defunct Progressive Democrats Des O’Malley churns out a familiar myth still prevalent (...)

Trinity College Dublin: participants in new online course will be able to experience short lectures, using audio-visual material, directing them to further online resources. Photograph: Alan Betson

Trinity College Dublin is making its first foray in the realm of open-access digital teaching with a free history course going online in September.The(...)

Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, Kathleen Shannon and Kate Sheedy, in their graduation robes and mortar-boards, carry a banner saying “Votes” [for women]

After the Easter Rising Brigid Lyons was captured and imprisoned. Faced with the prospect of sharing a cell with a prostitute, or, as she put i(...)