Michael Collins

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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(...)

“Few TDs are perceived to be more holier-than-thou than Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Labour Party TD for Dublin Bay North.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish psyche can be a hard thing to fathom at the best of times. A politician might be up to all kind of things but will only be utterly condemned(...)

Dr Crokes’ Colm Cooper confronts  Michael Webster of Loughmore-Castleiney during the Munster club football semi-final in Killarney. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dr Crokes 3-16 Loughmore-Castleiney 1-5The margin of victory masks the story of this fractious and at times ill-tempered semi-final at Lewis Rd, Killa(...)

One of the stone heads of Dublin Metropolitan policemen on Pearse Street Garda station, Dublin

The Garda Historical Society is inviting members of the public to bring artefacts associated with Ireland’s earliest police forces to Dublin Castle ne(...)

Ajai Chopra (left)  of the IMF and an unidentified colleague pass a beggar as they make their way to the Central Bank in November 2010. Photograph: AP

I am trying to work out how I should feel on the 15th of next month when Ireland exits the monetary bailout that has enabled us to pay our public serv(...)

Affairs of State: Enda Kenny takes a call Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The news dropped like a bombshell this week. “World leaders” were aghast to discover US spies from the National Security Agency (NSA) had been eavesdr(...)

Judge Carroll Moran said Oliver  Haskett, a father of four, was guilty of a breach of trust and the fact he had abused his own child was a further breach of this trust.
Photograph: Reuters

A 61-year-old man who subjected his young daughter to years of sexual abuse has avoided a prison sentence after she indicated she did not wish to see (...)

A granite memento of the DMP at Pearse Street Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller

The centenary of the 1913 Lockout has not been kind to the memory of the Dublin Metropolitan Police. The violence with which Dublin’s “bobbies” attack(...)

Michael Collins would have been satisfied with this year’s budget, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney declared yesterday as he marked Cork Independence Day.

Ireland’s first minister for finance, Michael Collins, would have been satisfied with this year’s budget, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney decla(...)

Martyred lord mayor Terence MacSwiney: the exhibition features material from the revolutionary period in Cork from the establishment of the Irish Volunteers in the city in 1913-14 up to the start of the Civil War

BARRY ROCHE An exhibition telling the story of Cork’s martyred lord mayors, Tomas Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney along with their successor, Dona(...)

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