Mary Lindsay

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President Michael D Higgins described the shooting of an elderly woman during the War of Independence by the IRA as an act of “exceptional cruelty”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has said the shooting of an elderly woman during the War of Independence by the IRA was an act of “exceptional cruelty”. (...)

July 1921: Catholic Dubliners recite the Angelus for peace in Ireland. Photograph: Walshe/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The year 1921 saw at least 1,385 deaths arising from Irish political violence, making it by far the most violent phase of the Irish revolution since 1(...)

Prisioners under guard after the Custom House battle in May 1921. Photograph: Independent News And Media/Getty Images

In early 1921 Liberal British prime minister Lloyd George, heading a coalition government, was coming under both military and Conservative pressure to(...)

British troops during the War of Independence in 1920. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

The old IRA disappeared almost four times as many people in Cork alone as the Provisional IRA did throughout the whole of the Troubles, new research c(...)

Volunteers training in Carlow 1920-1921. Photograph: Military Archive

A leading figure in the War of Independence in Cork cited his role in the killing of an elderly Protestant woman and her driver as part of his claim f(...)