Ernie O Malley

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Minister of State at the Department of Defence Paul Kehoe said the newly-released files will shine a unique spotlight on the ‘activities undertaken by ordinary people pursuing the ambition of nationhood’.

The release of the brigade activity reports (BAR) will give an “unprecedented insight” into the history of the Irish revolution, the Minister of State(...)

Michael Collins stayed in the Bush Hotel after arriving in Carrick-on-Shannon in 1917

In 1917 Sinn Féin was a party on the ascendent. In February of that year Count George Plunkett was elected in the North Roscommon byelection as an ind(...)

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

Irish Volunteers and one Irish Citizen Army member inside the GPO 1916. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives, Cathal Brugha barracks www.militaryarchives.ie

Tuesday, April 25th, 1916 Government forces arrive in the city by train overnight from Belfast and the Curragh. Machine-gun  fire  (...)

Papers dealing with the State’s response to the outbreak of violence in the North in 1969:  by investing in a digital archive, State departments will be able to transfer emails, business files, digital images and other electronic records to the National Archives. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

‘Better to have a nation without her history than have history but no nation” are the words apocryphally ascribed to Ernie O’Malley as he and the othe(...)

Regatta at Clare Island from  Western Ways: Remembering Mayo through the Eyes of Helen Hooker and Ernie O’Malley by Cormac O’Malley and Juliet Christy Barron

Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957) is best remembered today as a writer and a Republican. His famous memoir of the War of Independence, On Another Man’s Woun(...)

Eoin Butler: on a  mission to inform, entertain and amuse. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In One Million Dubliners, Aoife Kelleher’s acclaimed documentary from last year, Glasnevin Cemetery’s resident historian, Shane Mac Thomáis, lays out (...)

 Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has launched UCD’s programme for the Easter Rising centenary. The programme includes a major  conference providing a global context for the events of 1916.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

UCD is to host a major interdisciplinary conference next year on the Easter Rising’s global context. The conference is one of at least 25 events the u(...)

In 1909 the veteran Fenian Tom Clarke, later to be executed for his part in the 1916 Rising, praised in one of his letters “a splendid set of young fe(...)

Simon Campbell pictured on Ireland's Eye off Howth in the 1940s; Lady Longford described him at the time as "the handsomest young man in Dublin."

The 20th century witnessed the creation of many divisions in Irish society and between independent Ireland and the British state, but few can have enc(...)