Brian Hanley

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Tom Barry said in 1976: “I back the right of Republicans to shoot, kill and bomb British occupying forces. Nobody can deny that. But I do not back the bombing of obvious civilian targets like pubs and that bloody carry-on.”

Tom Barry, the architect of the Kilmichael ambush during the War of Independence, “point blank” refused to support republican hunger strikers in Portl(...)

RIC men on platform at an unidentified station. The idea of an uncontentious commemoration of the RIC was always an impossibility

John William Nixon was a career policeman. A native of Cavan, he joined the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1899, at the age of 22. Nixon served in Donega(...)

 The Galway players celebrate their sesmi-final win over Kerry. Photogtaph: James Crombie/Inpho

Electric Ireland All-Ireland MFC final Cork v Galway Croke Park, Sunday, 1pm Referee: Noel Mooney (Cavan) Live on TG4 (ET if necessary) As Brian Han(...)

Galway players celebrate their victory over Kilkenny in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Moments after sniping 2-8 for Galway, a microphone was put in front of Seán McDonagh. The man-of-the-match was reminded by the interviewer that he als(...)

 Wexford’s Dylan Whelan attempts to block Paddy Cummins of Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway 0-20 Wexford 0-11 Making history is rarely easy and while Galway are now within touching distance of an Electric Ireland All-Ireland MHC three(...)

The London Irish Centre in Camden, established in 1954, helps to tackle isolation. Photograph:  Daniel Keane

In 1957, aged 23, Thomas Mulligan left his home in Lucan, Co Dublin, for England, to find work and a better life. By the end of the decade, he had bec(...)

Ticketsolve: Some 80 per cent of ticket bookers to arts events are women

Women book 80 per cent of the tickets to arts events, tend to act as “social catalysts” and are more likely than men to make purchases more than three(...)

Mountjoy Prison: All transfers  to Ireland of Irish people in prison abroad have been on hold since 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

New legislation will be required to overcome a legal issue which is preventing nearly 30 Irish people in prison abroad from serving their sentences he(...)

Paul Fadden:  80 per cent of all ticket inventory will be purchased through mobile devices

Celebrating 10 years in business, Dublin-based Ticketsolve provides theatres and venues with a ticketing platform. It serves high profile clients like(...)

 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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