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The Custom House in Dublin burning after the attack in May 1921. Photograph: Independent News and Media/Getty Images

The Custom House in Dublin was the last symbol of British civil administration in Ireland. The aim of the republicans was to make the country ungovern(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

The Squad included Vinny Byrne (standing, left), a group of assassins assembled by Michael Collins

The so-called “Squad” was a group of assassins assembled by Michael Collins, several of whom played key roles in a series of assassinations on the mor(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Jake Verrecchia representing Jerome O’Leary, who died on Bloody Sunday in 1920. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The GAA is to stage a special remembrance ceremony on Saturday to honour the 14 victims killed at Croke Park by crown forces on Bloody Sunday a centur(...)

Sean Treacy’s body is moved, as caught by a Pathe film crew in Dublin

On October 14th, 1920 Sean Treacy, one of the most-wanted men in Ireland, was killed by a single shot to the head on Talbot Street in Dublin. He had (...)

John Lynch  was shot dead by a raiding party of self-described ‘military’, who later claimed they had acted in self-defence. The hotel’s night porter told a different story.

In its “From the Archives” section on Wednesday, the London Times mentioned the strange circumstances in which one John Lynch, from Kilmallock, Co Lim(...)

British authorities fear trouble in Dublin, and refuse to allow Terence MacSwiney’s remains go anywhere near the Irish capital. Instead, his coffin is put on the steamer Rathmore at Holyhead in Wales, and sent directly to Cork under military guard. However, a planned requiem Mass still goes ahead in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. And this is the planned funeral procession through Sackville Street, (now O’Connell Street) Dublin on October 29th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

January 2nd: The War of Independence begins in earnest with an attack on Carrigtwohill RIC barracks in Co Cork. January 15th: Sinn Féin has major su(...)

Michael Collins: “there is no crime in detecting and destroying, in war-time, the spy and the informer”

Why did Bloody Sunday happen? To answer this question, we need to go back to 1918 when Michael Collins was introduced to Eamon Broy. Broy was a detect(...)

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