Michael Collins - pictured in 1921. This postcard image became a popular memento after he was killed in an ambush near Bandon in County Cork. Photograph: Hulton Archive

Owen Paterson became the latest Tory Eurosceptic MP to invoke the name of an Irish nationalist politician during the protracted Brexit debates in the (...)

 Norah Glynn,   a great-niece of Owen McMahon: ‘I was in my late teens when I heard about it.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

The most infamous incident of the Belfast pogroms was the massacre of the McMahon family on March 24th, 1922. Owen McMahon, a prosperous pub owner fr(...)

Walking to Jerusalem: a fascinating story which highlights a worthy cause. Photograph: Mark Kensett

WALKING TO JERUSALEM The New Theatre ★★★☆☆ Justin Butcher has “Jerusalem syndrome.” In 2017, the “actor-scallywag-activist” undertook a pilgrimage to(...)

Windsor Davies in “It Ain’t Half Hot Mum”: his eardrum-shattering bellow never failed to amuse viewers. Photograph: Wesley/Keystone/Getty

Windsor Davies Born: August 28th, 1930 Died: January 17th, 2019 It may seem unlikely, even in the world of British TV sitcoms, that an actor could (...)

A post man by the Border. Photograph by Terence Spencer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The increasing threat of a hard Brexit means we could shortly see a return to a hard Border in Ireland. Here, we look back at how Northern Ireland (...)

Constance Markievicz and Kathleen Lynn at Earlsfort Terrace probably taken at the treaty debates, circa Dec 1921-Jan 1922. Photograph: Independent News and Media/Getty Images

In May 2018 another tranche of pension records were released, bringing the total number of applications for pensions submitted by women released to da(...)

The great hall at Versailles was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which imposed swingeing terms on Germany and blamed it and Austria-Hungary for starting the first World War.

In mid-January 1919, amid revolutionary chaos in much of east-central Europe and a fierce civil war in Russia, the Paris Peace Conference convened to (...)

Memorial at Ashtown, Co Dublin, to volunteer Martin Savage, who died during the failed assassination attempt

On the night of December 18th, 1919, a group of IRA men met at the Sinn Féin Club on North Summer Street, Dublin. The fire was roaring. There was much(...)

French president Georges Clemenceau, US president Woodrow Wilson and British prime minister David Lloyd-George at the Paris Peace Conference

In the British general election campaign of December 1918 slogans such as “Hang the Kaiser”, “squeeze the lemon till the pips squeak”, “homes fit for (...)

US President Donald Trump as he plays a round of golf on the Ailsa course at Trump Turnberry. Photo: Andy Buchanan/Getty Images

Once Chequers was done with, and Windsor out of the way, Donald Trump turned to the more pressing presidential business of addressing a golf ball. Tru(...)

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