King George V

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Crowds waiting for the outcome of the Treaty ratification meeting, Earlsfort Terrace, circa 1922. Photograph: Independent News And Media/Getty

This article is part of the Irish Times Century project. For more on Ireland in 1922, click here. The Sinn Féin juggernaut, which had risen from poli(...)

The Irish peace delegation shortly after arrival at the Grosvenor Hotel in London in  1921. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

December 1920: Peace feelers by the Archbishop of Perth Patrick Clune founder on a demand by the British government that the IRA disarm before enterin(...)

The Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society with Sean Boylan jnr at the Commemoration for Sean Boylan snr on the 50th anniversary of his death, which took place at Loughsallagh Cemetery, Co Meath. Photograph: John Ohle

A corner of Co Meath was transported back a century on Sunday as former All-Ireland winning football manager Sean Boylan joined locals in commemoratin(...)

King George V’s speech which helped to end the War of Independence originally made no peace overtures, according to newly released documents. Image: iStock.

King George V’s speech which helped to end the War of Independence originally made no peace overtures, according to newly released documents. At the(...)

Belfast at about noon, June 22nd, 1921. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

“Belfast let itself go with a vengeance yesterday when it opened the heart of Ulster to receive its King and Queen.” So begins the main news report in(...)

President Mary McAleese and Queen Elizabeth at the Garden of Remembrance on the first day of the royal state visit in May 2011. Photograph: Maxwell’s Dublin

At Euston Station on the morning of November 26th, 1920, nine gun carriages each bearing a coffin covered in the Union flag were escorted to Westminst(...)

Arthur Griffith arriving at the Mansion House in Dublin on July 11th, 1921 after the truce is declared. Photograph: The National Museum of Ireland

What happened in 1921 in Ireland? A lot is the short answer. The two jurisdictions on this island which are now the Republic of Ireland and Northern(...)

King George V and Queen Mary arrive for the opening of the parliament of Northern Ireland in Belfast, June 23rd,  1921. Photograph:  Daily Mirror/ Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty

In a recent message issued on May 3rd, to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland, Queen Elizabeth II emphasised the significance of the peace process,(...)

 Prince Philip of Greece at the public school of Gordonstoun, Elgin in Scotland December 1st, 1939. File photograph: PA Wire

Prince Philip was one of the last survivors of the extraordinary conglomeration of royal families that ruled Europe until the end of the first World W(...)

Feted in Derry on his way to Chicago in 1933: Italian aviator and politician Count Italo Balbo (1896-1940). Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty

At about noon on a fine July day in 1933, an armada of 24 impressive seaplanes splashed down on the waters of Lough Foyle. They were under the command(...)

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