Jack Lynch

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A protest in New York in July 1970 over the use of British troops in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Jerry Engel/New York Post Archives/ Getty Images

As both the Irish and British governments struggle to come to terms with and negotiate meaningfully with the new presidential administration of the Un(...)

Before becoming Racing 92 skills coach Ronan O’Gara won 128 caps for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Former rugby player Ronan O’Gara says he is “very humbled and honoured” by the decision of Cork City Council to award him the Freedom of Cork. Mr O’(...)

Parkview at the Castleknock gate to the Phoenix Park is a small scheme of standard detached homes built in the early 1970s. What sets number 24 apart (...)

A wind warning has come into effect. Photograph:Nic Bothma/EPA

1. Drivers warned of debris on roads as 100km/h gusts predicted A status yellow wind warning has come into effect, with Met Éireann predicting gusts (...)

British army soldiers on patrol in Derry in 1971. File photograph: Darde/AFP/Getty Images

The Pat Finucane Centre in Derry has produced papers from 1972 which document four cases of the alleged “waterboarding” of people in Northern Ireland (...)

The cabinet in 1986: In the front row are the taoiseach, Dr Garret FitzGerald, with the president, Patrick Hillery. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The Defence Forces drafted plans to invade Northern Ireland in 1986 in the event of the Anglo-Irish Agreement failing and the British pulling out, new(...)

Orange Order protest rally in March 1986 against the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Having lain undisturbed in the Military Archives for the last three decades, the Defence Forces’ plans for a possible invasion of Northern Ireland off(...)

Brian Cowen resigned as Fianna Fáil leader in January 2011, but remained as taoiseach until the Fine Gael-Labour coalition came to power in March of that year

The Department of the Taoiseach is to seek to commission an official portrait of former taoiseach Brian Cowen in the coming weeks. The Irish Times h(...)

The RDS has become associated in the public mind with the  Leinster rugby team. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There are remarkably few traces of the whole business left. The RDS grounds in Dublin’s Ballsbridge are now firmly associated in the public mind with(...)

The monumental arrogance of the modern GAA would be enough to drive Michael Cusack and Archbishop Croke weeping into each other’s arms. The two were f(...)

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