James Craig

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A convoy of Black and Tans and British soldiers arrives at the junction of Middle Abbey Street and O’Connell Street, Dublin, in 1921, during the War of Independence. Photograph: Sean Sexton/Getty Images

County: Antrim Nature: Northern nationalists’ sense of isolation Date: 1919-22 Michael Collins promised the IRA in the North back-up for a widespread(...)

 Norah Glynn,   a great-niece of Owen McMahon: ‘I was in my late teens when I heard about it.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

The most infamous incident of the Belfast pogroms was the massacre of the McMahon family on March 24th, 1922. Owen McMahon, a prosperous pub owner fr(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

Two soldiers lower the  Irish flag  outside the General Post Office in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland is a country united by geography and divided by history. In James Joyce’s great novel Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, the main protagonist and an Iri(...)

A post man by the Border. Photograph by Terence Spencer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The increasing threat of a hard Brexit means we could shortly see a return to a hard Border in Ireland. Here, we look back at how Northern Ireland (...)

Perry Funeral Home in Detroit, where 63 foetuses were found at a funeral home in Detroit on Friday

The remains of 63 infants or foetuses were found at a funeral home in Detroit on Friday, the Detroit Police Department said. The discovery came amid a(...)

Historian and broadcaster Peter Barton, who has written several books and made documentaries about the first World War

On the night of December 18th, 1917, four privates of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers left their machine gun post east of the Somme, crossed No Man’s Land (...)

Women on a suffrage march carry 617 arrows, each representing a conviction of a suffragette. Photograph: Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

The Irish suffrage movement, with a membership of about 3,000, was made up of nationalist, unionist and those who refused to take either side. It was (...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster walks past a portrait of her predecessor Ian Paisley at Parliament Buildings in Stormont in Belfast. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Shortly after Arlene Foster became the new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in 2016, her fellow DUP MLA Edwin Poots caused a media stir by insi(...)

Jeremy Craig, a shareholder, speaking at a  Paddy Power AGM in Dublin in 2007. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A diplomat who played a key role for Ireland in the UN and Middle East died of multiple traumatic injuries following a fall. An inquest into the death(...)

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