Michael Collins

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Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson  lays a wreath at the annual Daniel O’Connell Commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery which was followed by a forum on  Ireland post-Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish and British governments were already planning a new initiative to restart all-party talks in Northern Ireland before the murder of journalis(...)

The Liam Lynch Monument at Knockmealdown, Co Waterford

During the Civil War, Larry Clancy was a Free State army officer based in Clogheen, Co Tipperary. His task was eliminating Republican forces from the (...)

Counting in the local elections at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

The atmosphere under the Dome of Delight at Belfast City Hall was buzzing at the weekend as 60 councillors were elected to the North’s largest lo(...)

A selection of 50 rare and signed works by 1995 Nobel Literature laureate Seamus Heaney will be offered at the Victor Mee auction.

Victor Mee’s forthcoming Irish Connections two-day sale, on May 8th and 9th, at its Belturbet, Co Cavan salerooms will offer some unique pieces of Iri(...)

 Norman Crowley from Crowley Carbon at his office at Powerscourt House: ‘Revolution is in the blood.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“We don’t f**k the customer.” The blunt sales message boldly adorns the wall of Norman Crowley’s second floor office, between two sash windows overloo(...)

George Michael had found an unlikely ally in the protagonist from McEllistrim V Ballymacelligott Co-operative Agricultural and Dairy Society Ltd. Photograph: Neil Munns/PA

When the late George Michael sued his record company Sony in 1994, seeking release from a contract he considered “professional slavery”, one of the le(...)

Michael Collins at the launch of the Dáil loan, surrounded by many prominent figures from the Irish revolution including the mother of Patrick Pearse and the widows of Tom Clarke and Eamon Ceannt. Source: Irish Film Institute

On April 4th, 1919, Michael Collins’s motion to Dáil Éireann to approve a £250,000 Dáil loan was approved. Nothing was left to chance by the newly a(...)

  A carved stone head at what is now Pearse Street Garda station, formerly the Great Brunswick Street DMP barracks. Photograph: Frank Miller

As depicted in the film Michael Collins, the chief protagonist cycles into Dublin Castle, up the short steep hill at City Hall and through the arched (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: are Oliver Callan’s barbs getting to him?  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

A clumsy attempt at comedy by Leo Varadkar on Thursday night had guests at a special dinner in Dublin wondering if comedian Oliver Callan’s well-aimed(...)

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