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(...)

Terence MacSwiney, the Republican martyr, became an enduring symbol of self-sacrifice and stoicism even before he died on hunger strike 100 years ago.

Terence MacSwiney, the Republican martyr, became an enduring symbol of self-sacrifice and stoicism even before he died on hunger strike 100 years ago.(...)