John Redmond

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The modern Irish Border as proposed in Sir James Dougherty’s final assessment, May 11th, 1914.

Nearing a century in existence the Irish Border has become the defining feature of Ireland’s political geography. The Border was established in law in(...)

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 (...)

The site of the Soloheadbeg ambush, which  started a chain of events that brought about not just one but three civil conflicts that were fought primarily between Irish people. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

On January 21, 1919, the Sinn Féin MPs elected to Parliament in 1918 implemented a policy of abstention from Westminster and met as Dáil Éireann, affi(...)

Protest meeting in 1918 in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, against conscription in Ireland. In April that year,  Lloyd George’s government had given itself the power to extend conscription to Ireland. Photograph: Photo12/UIG/Getty Images

Such is the drama of violence that it is easy to forget that the most important moment in the creation of an independent Irish State was a democratic (...)

Eavan Boland reading  a  poem  commissioned by the Royal Irish Academy and Ireland’s permanent mission to the United Nations to mark the centenary.

Women still do not enjoy full suffrage around the world despite huge advances in female voting rights over the last century, Minister for Children Kat(...)

A ceremony has taken place to remember the members of the Bar who were killed in the first World War. One in five Irish barristers who signed up to (...)

Irish troops moving over the captured German 2nd line at Cambrai, France, circa 1917. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

January 21st, 1919 was an auspicious day in Irish history. The War of Independence started when men from the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Volunt(...)

President Michael D Higgins: Will be uniquely qualified to commemorate the centenary of the Civil War in 2022. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

By coincidence President Michael D Higgins will be inaugurated on Armistice Sunday – 100 years to the day since the end of the first World War. The d(...)

The tactic had been suggested at the outbreak of war by a retired admiral from Cork

One of the youngest soldiers to fight in the first World War was an apprentice blacksmith from Leeds named Horace Iles. He was only 14 when the confli(...)

Redmonds GAA club chairman Mick O’Shea said it would not renew the bar licence for its clubhouse, effectively closing down its main source of income. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

One of Cork’s oldest GAA clubs received a stay of execution this week when a group of supporters decided to defer winding up Redmonds amid hopes of ap(...)

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