The Burning of Cork on December 11th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.

With the benefit of hindsight at 100 years remove, and taken in the context of escalating violence and tension throughout that year, it was hardly sur(...)

Tom Barry. Author Brian P Murphy told the annual General Tom Barry Commemoration that Barry “placed a high priority on a sound historical narrative”. Photograph: Antairmdearg/Wikimedia Commons

IRA Flying Column commander Tom Barry was acutely conscious of the importance of historical narrative when writing about the nature of the Wa(...)