Declan Power

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At the commemoration in Custume Barracks, Athlone, a relative points to the plaque marking the 55th anniversary of the siege of Jadotville in the Congo in 1961. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Last year, I was waiting at a hospital in Dublin when I noticed an elderly man looking at me very closely. I assumed he was struggling to remember me (...)

French military patrol at a fan zone near the Eiffel Tower before the start of the European Championship in Paris. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Irish football fans have been urged to stick to designated fan zones while at the European Championship and to have a plan of escape ready in the even(...)

Gardaí at the Regency Hotel following the fatal shooting of David Byrne last month. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The decision to deploy at Dublin Airport and Dublin Port the type of armed policing patrols seen at such facilities across the US and Europe is heavy (...)

 In September 1961, 150 soldiers from A Company were ordered to protect the local population.  Photograph: Defence Force Archive

Nothing was ever said and there was never any official opprobrium attaching to them. But the men of A Company, 35th Battalion of the Defence Forces al(...)

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