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Herbert Woods, centre, shot dead an IRA man, Micheal O’Neill, who had broken into his relatives’ home, Ballygroman House, in April 1922. Wood and two relatives were killed in revenge and 10 more local Protestants were also shot dead.

This article is part of the Irish Times Century project. For more on Ireland in 1922, click here. The year 1922 was one punctuated in Ireland by thre(...)

Dan Browne (right) in a detail from Men of the South, by Seán Keating. Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

In Seán Keating’s classic War of Independence painting Men of the South, his subjects all face the same direction, as if looking towards a vision of t(...)

 Eamon de Valera: I suspect that by remaining in Dublin, de Valera believed he could be brought into the talks at the 11th hour to insist on further concessions, but this was a high-risk and ultimately doomed strategy.  Photograph:  Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Éamon de Valera, as leader of Fianna Fáil, was fond of using the phrase “the evil of partition” in his speeches. I, myself, was reared in a household (...)

John Redmond (44) has been located. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gardaí, who had been looking for a missing man who was last seen in Dublin in March, say he has been located safe and well. John Redmond (44), had la(...)

Although James Creed Meredith’s sympathies in 1914 were with John Redmond (above) and the Irish Parliamentary Party, he became a Sinn Féiner after 1918 and was sufficiently trusted to play one of the most important roles in the embryonic republic. Photograph: Topical Press Agency / Stringer/Getty Images

Compared with the other revolutionary events of 1920, a legal ruling handed down that year by a judge named James Creed Meredith is now little remembe(...)

  British milliner Anthony Peto in  his elegant Victorian terraced house in Sandymount which featured in RTÉ’s Home of the Year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

You have to take your hat off to Anthony Peto. Since moving to Ireland four years ago, the British milliner has seriously landed on his feet. His hat (...)

Local historian Ivor Doherty at Bishop’s Gate in Derry. Thirteen of the 20 victims of the fighting in a single week in June 1920 died in this area.

For one week in June 1920, Derry was “like a town on the Western front.” So wrote the eyewitness, Charlie McGuinness, in his memoirs; reports in this (...)

Now that domestic travel restrictions have lifted, families can head for the beach (or the hills, or for citybreaks). Photograph: iStockphoto

Kenmare Bay Hotel and Lodges, Co Kerry  Sneem Road, Kenmare, Co Kerry; 064-6679300; kenmarebayhotel.com The Kenmare Bay Hotel, part of the S(...)

Liam Neeson as Michael Collins

The Irish War of Independence was both a political struggle and a military conflict. Militarily, the two sides appeared unfairly matched. By 1921, the(...)

Timothy Quinlisk in his German Irish Brigade uniform. He was executed on the night of February 18th, 1920, the first civilian to be executed by the IRA in Cork for spying during the War of Independence.

Roger Casement’s visit to Limburg prisoner-of-war camp in late 1914 and early 1915 was an extraordinarily fruitless enterprise. Casement’s task was o(...)

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