The Rineen ambush monument. The ambush site was chosen carefully. Some 60 IRA men were positioned on hills on both sides of the road.

The Rineen ambush, which occurred 100 years ago today, was the largest by the IRA to that date in the War of Independence. Five Royal Irish Constabula(...)

Cyril Jones at home in Miltown Malbay, Co Clare with a piece of the diningroom table that has a Black and Tan bullet hole from the War of Independence. Photograph: Eamon Ward for The Irish Times

A six-inch-long fragment of timber hangs framed on the wall of Cyril Jones’s sittingroom in Miltown Malbay, coupled with a handwritten note from his d(...)

Suspects being searched in Dublin in 1920 during the War of Independence. From Story of Twenty Five Years, published 1935. Photograph: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

County: Clare Incident: Attack on Ruan Barracks, near Ennis Date: October 14th, 1920 Fatalities: 3 The IRA seized one of the best defended police sta(...)