Martin Savage

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January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

Memorial at Ashtown, Co Dublin, to volunteer Martin Savage, who died during the failed assassination attempt

On the night of December 18th, 1919, a group of IRA men met at the Sinn Féin Club on North Summer Street, Dublin. The fire was roaring. There was much(...)

Michael Collins. In December 1920, when the Irish Independent published a letter from Collins addressed to the Irish people, a party of Auxiliaries raided the paper’s premises. Photograph: Hulton Archive

During the War of Independence, newspapers were the targets of intimidation and violence from both the crown forces and the IRA.The crown forces, prim(...)