Michael Collins

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Wind players are heavily indebted to the Paris Conservatoire’s tradition of commissioning test pieces from the leading composers of the day. Debuss(...)

Members of Southall Shamrocks, a multi-racial GAA team from London, with their teachers outside the GPO in Dublin yesterday, where they took the 1916 tour. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In Dublin’s GPO yesterday evening it was a history lesson like few others for the group of London teenagers. “There wer(...)

The letter, dated April 10th 1922, to Kitty Kiernan, Granard, Co Longford

(Click image to read letter in full) Michael Collins was concerned about growing mayhem in the early months of 1922. As British forces withdrew(...)

A view of Sackville Street (O’Connell St) and the River Liffey at Eden Quay in Dublin, showing the devastation wrought during the Easter Rising.

Stewart Bevan’s grandfather Charles Stewart Bevan and his grand-uncles Seamus Bevan and Thomas Bevan fought in the Easter Rising. Bevan’s grandfather(...)

Margaret Skinnider: one of over 200 members of Cumann na mBan whose applications are contained in the archive.

A woman shot and injured while in command of five men during Easter Week 1916 was refused a pension because the law was “applicable to soldiers as gen(...)

 Martin Corry TD

A bitter controversy has developed in recent years about whether or not Protestants were intimidated and murdered by elements of the IRA during the Wa(...)

Harry Boland, who died in Beaumont hospital last week, was buried in St Fintan’s cemetery yesterday.

Harry Boland, whose funeral took place in Dublin yesterday, was a friend and business partner of former taoiseach Charles Haughey. They knew each othe(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo VaradkarL:  said today he had things he wished to finish in his transport role, including work on road safety next year. Photograph:  Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said he is happy to remain in his current role amid reports he is being considered for the health porfolio in(...)

Around The Block

French embassy staff must be saying “Dieu merci” to the news that the sprawling house on Ailesbury Road that has served as embassy offices for the pas(...)

It was William Martin Murphy who emerged as the real victor of the revolutionary Ireland of 100 years ago. Not Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, James L(...)

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