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The blaze broke out at the former Sisters of Mercy convent on Cork Road in Skibbereen around 4pm and units of Cork County Fire Service from Skibbereen, Schull and Bantry were sent to tackle the blaze. Photograph: Barry Roche

Firefighters in Co Cork were on Tuesday battling a blaze at a former convent in Skibbereen. The homes of a number of pensioners in a sheltered housi(...)

Conor in St James’ Park, near Buckingham Palace, where this year’s London Marathon takes place on October 4th with elite runners only.
My cancer scare, the marathon and me
  • Fitness
  • September 28, 2020, 06:01

I’d never really given much thought as to how I’d feel if my cancer returned. It simply hadn’t been on my radar. In March, 2017, surgeons in the Roya(...)

Pte James Joseph Daly of the Connaught rangers was executed on November 2nd, 1920, for leading an attack on the British garrison in Solon, India.

It all began with a hurling match in Clare and a calculated snub. Joe Hawes, a wiry, embittered veteran of the first World War, was home on embarkatio(...)

British authorities fear trouble in Dublin, and refuse to allow Terence MacSwiney’s remains go anywhere near the Irish capital. Instead, his coffin is put on the steamer Rathmore at Holyhead in Wales, and sent directly to Cork under military guard. However, a planned requiem Mass still goes ahead in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. And this is the planned funeral procession through Sackville Street, (now O’Connell Street) Dublin on October 29th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

January 2nd: The War of Independence begins in earnest with an attack on Carrigtwohill RIC barracks in Co Cork. January 15th: Sinn Féin has major su(...)

An armoured car at Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, during Republican hunger strike protests in April 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The War of Independence is best remembered for the events of 1920. This was the year of Bloody Sunday; the burnings of Cork, Balbriggan and Trim; the (...)

The front page of French newspaper Le Petit Journal, December 5th, 1920, depicting British police attacking a farm in Tipperary occupied by Sinn Féin members. Photograph: Leemage/UIG via Getty Images

There was more than one war of independence being fought in Ireland in 1920. Alongside an increasingly intense military conflict, there were political(...)

Warning poster in 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The new junior cycle history specification was introduced to the classroom in September 2018 and will become a core subject for all students in Septem(...)

Included in events to be remembered with State-supported initiatives: the execution of medical student and IRA volunteer Kevin Barry

Jopsepha Madigan: Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht The Decade of Centenaries programme (2012-2023) has created unpreceden(...)

Pandemic: the first cases of coronavirus in Gaza were reported in March. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty

Irish artists have joined international colleagues as signatories to an open letter published yesterday that urges an end to Israel’s siege of Gaza am(...)

Ray D’Arcy: monologue a mesmerisingly pointless exercise in solipsistic navel gazing. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

As one of RTÉ’s biggest stars contemplates retirement after three decades in broadcasting, there’s no hiding the trepidation in his voice at the prosp(...)

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