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The Custom House, then centre of local government, burns in May 1921. The operation to destroy it involved nearly 200 Volunteers. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The first six months of 1921 were by far the most violent period of the Irish War of Independence. In late 1920, a halt to the violence had looked p(...)

 Harland and Wolff shipyard workers in the TV series Titanic - Blood and Steel.  It is  estimated that in July 1920, 7,000 workers – Catholics and socialists – were expelled from the shipyards

The traditional narrative of the War of Independence identifies the dates of the conflict as encompassing the period from January 21st, 1919, until th(...)

Frank Aiken, minister of external affairs of Ireland, October 1960. Photograph: Getty

The Revolution Files is a collection of articles detailing one incident in each of Ireland’s 32 counties during the revolutionary years, from 1916 to (...)

A suspected member of Sinn Féin is searched at gunpoint by the Black and Tans during the War of Independence, November 1920. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

County Louth Incident IRA attack on a train on Armagh-Louth border Date June 21st, 1921 Fatalities 5 During the Troubles, Dundalk(...)

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(...)

Former taoiseach Charles Haughey's father, John Haughey, was an active volunteer around the village of Swatragh.

County: Derry Incident: Killing of William Canning Date: December 12th, 1920 The family of an IRA volunteer, shot by British soldiers and thrown 100f(...)

 Members of Stop Trump Ireland stage a protest in Dublin against US president Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland last June. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

There’s nowhere quite like Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida – with the exception, perhaps, of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Worth Avenue is(...)

Jack Lynch: such was the taoiseach’s condition that he was brought whiskey to steady his nerves

When Fianna Fáil returned to office in June 1969 it would be the last election for three decades in which violence in Northern Ireland would not form (...)

The Liam Lynch Monument at Knockmealdown, Co Waterford

During the Civil War, Larry Clancy was a Free State army officer based in Clogheen, Co Tipperary. His task was eliminating Republican forces from the (...)

The latest volume of official documents on Irish foreign policy reveal the suspicion Ulster Unionists had of Dublin’s intentions 60 years ago when then Taoiseach Sean Lemass (left) proposed greater trade cooperation between North and South for mutual benefit. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The latest volume of official documents on Irish foreign policy published yesterday reveals just how much has changed over the past 60 years but also (...)

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