Dan Breen

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Eamon Ó’ Cuív, a member of the all-party advisory committee on commemorations, pictured with Fianna Fáil party leader (left) Micheál Martin. File image: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The proposed commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) will not go ahead as planned if Fianna Fáil(...)

 Black & Tans guarding Dublin street after a shooting on Gloucester Road.

One of the striking developments of 1919 in Ireland was the extent to which the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), policing Ireland since 1836, came unde(...)

Michael Darragh Macauley: will be aiming  to help Ballyboden to a first Dublin SFC title since 2015. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

SATURDAY Ulster club SFC quarter-final Crossmaglen (Armagh) v Clontibret (Monaghan), Athletic Grounds, 7.0 [Live BBC Sport NI website/BBC Sport App(...)

From Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall (2014), a film based on the true story of Jimmy Gralton, the only man ever deported from Ireland.

In 1943 the Minister of Pensions received a letter from a German prisoner of war camp franked with a swastika. The letter was from William Coman, a (...)

The site of the Soloheadbeg ambush: The ambush site is approximately 300m from Soloheadbeg quarry. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

County: Tipperary Incident: Soloheadbeg ambush Date: January 21st, 1919 Fatalities: 2 The War of Independence began with the shooting dead of two Roy(...)

An ginearál Mícheál Ó Coileáin. Grianghraf: An Chartlann Mhíleata

Ar 21 Eanáir, 1919, tionóladh an chéad Dáil Éireann i mBaile Átha Cliath. Ní raibh na teachtaí ar fad i láthair: bhí an chuid ba mhó d’ionadaithe tofa(...)

Locals re-enact the Knocklong rescue on the streets of the Co Limerick village on Thursday night

Historian and former Government minister Dr Martin Mansergh has criticised those who claim that the War of Independence was not justified. Dr Manserg(...)

The Burning of Cork, St Patrick’s Street, Cork, 1920. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

A garden of commemoration to remember the 1,000 or so people killed in the revolutionary period in cork is among the proposals to be considered by Cor(...)

Sir Michael O’Dwyer: key figure in the Amritsar massacre of 100 years ago was not the usual picture of a colonial overlord

By way of explaining an event for which he became infamous, an article in the latest London Review of Books refers to a man as having been brought up (...)

  Dan Hogan had all the confidence of a new generation rising to power. Photograph: Courtesy of Monaghan County Museum

While the St Valentine’s Day Massacre was sealing the notoriety of Chicago 90 years ago this week, the effects of a rather more modest act of violence(...)

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