Liam Keogh  at his home in Walkinstown with his father’s memorabilia. Edward (Ned) Keogh fought in the 1916 rising. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The last veteran of the struggle for independence, Lieut Col Seán Clancy, died in 2006 at the age of 105. The direct connection to those involved in t(...)

Cmdt Padraic Kennedy studies files in the reading room at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Collating and releasing the information held in the Army pensions archive is a mammoth task which has taken years to complete. The files could only be(...)