Cecile Gordon

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A suspected member of  Sinn Féin is searched by  Black and Tans during the  War of Independence.  Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
About the military archives

Since its first online release of records in 2014, the Military Service Pensions Collection (MSPC) project has provided unprecedented public access an(...)

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(...)