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The Dáil in session shortly after the truce that brought the War of Independence to an end in 1921. Photograph: Courtesy of the National Library of ireland

The commemorations to mark the centenary of the War of Independence lost their way over the past year, as Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has noted. It is impor(...)

The Irish Government’s involvement with the Northern Ireland centenary will be the funding of a major conference in Queen’s University Belfast.

It was a year in which one political entity was created, Northern Ireland, and another, the Irish Free State, was negotiated into being. It was also (...)

With Brexit looming, the growing clamour for a referendum on a united Ireland and calls to close the Border as a consequence of Covid-19, it is not history.

The Government of Ireland Act (1920), which became law 100 years ago today, remains one of the most relevant pieces of legislation ever passed in Iris(...)

Designed ‘To Settle Once and for All This Age-long Difference’: The Home Rule Bill — the Second Reading”, taken from the April 10th, 1920, edition of the Illustrated London News. Image: The Illustrated London News Historical Archive

With the foundation of Northern Ireland in May 1921, the partition of Ireland became a reality. It was in 1920, though, that the type of partition Ire(...)

Herbert Chapman chats with G M Foster at Highbury. Photo: J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

He slipped away with a suddenness that shocked England, succumbing to pneumonia on January 6th, 1934, just five days after picking up “a chill” watchi(...)

Former British cabinet minister Michael Portillo. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Last year while filming his new documentary about the War of Independence, former British defence secretary Michael Portillo found himself alone at th(...)

The bronze  statue of aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown which was unveiled in  Clifden, Co Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes

The men who made history by being the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic have found themselves a new home close to the west of Ireland landing (...)

Martin Doyle at a garden party  at Buckingham Palace for Victoria Cross recipients in June 1920, four months before he joined the IRA.

The people of New Ross in Co Wexford will on Sunday honour Victoria Cross winner Martin Doyle who returned to the town as a war hero 100 years ago and(...)

Members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)  in Waterford in 1917. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was forced to postpone a  commemoration for the RIC and the Dublin Metropolitan Police.   Photograph: A. H. Poole Collection

Before a decade of commemorations began in 2012 of the years around the creation of the State, then taoiseach Enda Kenny was only too well aware that (...)

Elizabeth McGovern: ‘I did feel like a fish out of water for a long time. I don’t anymore.’ Photograph: Aaron Richter/New York Times

The British period drama Downton Abbey launched in a nice teatime telly slot on ITV in 2010, looking decidedly out of place on a medium then defined b(...)

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