John Maguire

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Men, possibly of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), resting in the hills of Tipperary during the War of Independence, 1921. From the AE Bell Collection. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

County: Fermanagh Incident: Attack on Belleek police barracks Date: September 5th, 1920 Michael Collins personally wrote to congratulate an IRA leade(...)

Ciaran McKeown attends  the Ulster Peace Rally in London’s Trafalgar Square in November 1976. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Ciaran McKeown, one of the founder members of the Peace People, has died aged 76. Mr McKeown died peacefully at his home in Belfast on Sunday follow(...)

TripAdmit co-founders John Maguire and Andrew Kelly have nearly four decades of commercial experience behind them. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Airlines, hotel groups and loyalty programme operators are all potential customers for Dublin-based start-up TripAdmit, which has developed a B2B plat(...)

John Leahy in action against Kilkenny in the 1991 All-Ireland hurling final. It was to be the only time Leahy faced Kilkenny in the final during his long career. Photograph: Inpho

‘I hurled to get away from life, I think,” John Leahy says of days that were wilder in every sense. On a low-slung afternoon in Kilkenny city, few wou(...)

The hurlers and other athletes who toured the United States in 1888, in what became known in the GAA as the ‘American Invasion’. Intended as a money-spinner, the tour lost money, and 20  of the original 51 tourists remained in the States.

As early as 1886, newspapermen began to refer to Tipperary as “the home of hurling”. As much as it may have galled the rest of the country’s hurlers, (...)

An American policeman wears a ‘Flu Mask’ to protect himself from the outbreak of Spanish flu following the first World War. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

When a major new epidemic of disease appeared in east Ulster and north Leinster in the early summer of 1918, Irish newspapers initially flagged it as (...)

In one of the most bizarre twists in America’s war on terrorism, the CIA assigned veteran operations officer Harold James “Jim” Nicholson to run a cou(...)

 Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said today that Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins (above) should reveal her salary.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rehab says it will consider revealing chief executive Angela Kerins’s salary as matter of “public interest” and on foot of a request by the Taoiseach (...)

The scene at Ormond Square in central Dublin where a man was stabbed to death yesterday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A postmortem is due to be carried out today after the stabbing to death of a man at a house at Ormond Square in central Dublin yesterday. Gardaí were (...)

The scene of the killing at Ormond Square in inner city Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardai investigating the death of John Maguire, the man stabbed to death at his home on Ormond Square in Dublin on Monday afternoon, said last night a(...)