Dan Breen

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Images of Dan Breen from a police notice offering a £1,000 reward for the capture of the Soloheadbeg ambush organiser, “wanted for murder in Ireland” and described as having a “sulky bulldog appearance”.

There has been something of a lull in the decade of centenaries since 2016 but that tranquillity is likely to be disturbed in coming months. Novembe(...)

Prince Charles meets school children during a visit to Cork Naval Base. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Sean O’Callaghan probably never envisaged his ballad extolling all things Cork from harriers to hurlers being used to greet members of the Britis(...)

Weaver’s sword  on display at the launch of the  exhibition at Cork Public Museum. Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan/OSM Photo

Excavations at a former brewery in Cork have uncovered the foundations of 19 wooden Viking age houses from the 11th and 12th centuries. Some of the (...)

Birr Castle, Co Offaly. Three executions at the castle feature in the latest documents released by the Military Service Pensions Collection. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The savagery of the Civil War is laid bare in the latest documents released by the Military Service Pensions Collection, including files on 66 of the(...)

Dan Breen as pictured in a wanted poster issued by police.

A woman who sheltered Dan Breen and Seán Treacy after the incident which started the War of Independence was eventually awarded a military pension. M(...)

 Richard Hayes: librarian and code-breaker

One morning in May 1947, a German wartime spy named Hermann Görtz was brought to the Aliens’ Office in Dublin Castle and told he would be deported hom(...)

Thurles Sarsfields captain Pádraic Maher challenges Borris-Ileigh’s Niall Kenny during the Tipperary SHC Final at Semple Stadium. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Thurles Sarsfields 1-24 Borris-Ileigh 0-11 Thurles Sarsfields cruised to a fourth successive Tipperary SHC crown at Semple Stadium on Sunday. The B(...)

Claire Rosehill and Louis Marcus at the opening of The Tsar, the Rosehills and The music Shop in Cork.

“It really is sad - to put it in very blunt terms when you end up as an exhibit in a glass case in a museum, you’re not going to feel great about it b(...)

Rena Dardis (left) with her friend Peggy Blunden. A keen sportswoman, Rena played tennis at Brookfield Tennis Club.
Obituary: Rena Dardis
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  • February 18, 2017, 06:05

Publisher Katherina “Rena” Dardis was a founder member of Anvil Press and The Children’s Press. She was born in Kilkenny in January 1924 and as an i(...)

 Albinia Brodrick, in a spectacular mid-life reinvention, changed her name to Gobnait Ní Bhruadair

One of the great clichés of Ireland’s Civil War is that it divided “brother against brother”. Less often heard is that it divided brother against sist(...)

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