Michael Collins

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Tom Johnson was the leader of the Labour Party from 1917 to 1927 and the leader of the opposition in the absence of anti-Treaty politicians between 1922 and 1927

The Democratic Programme, one of four seminal documents adopted by the first Dáil, set out the vision for a new Republic upon which the War of Indepen(...)

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(...)

Eamon De Valera addressing a meeting in Los Angeles on his US tour as president of Dail Eireann. Photograph: Hulton Archive

In December 1918, while the votes in the general election were still being counted, Sir Henry Robinson, a senior official in the Irish administration,(...)

RTÉ ConTempo Quartet

Sunday January 13 RTÉ CONTEMPO QUARTET  The Model, Sligo 3pm €20/€10/€5 con-brio.org Luisa McConville’s Con Brio Sligo Music Series is celebrati(...)

Arson attack took place at the KBC bank premises on the Main Street in Swords at 5.18am.

KBC Bank Ireland’s main union has urged the group’s Belgian parent to address concerns over staff safety following recent arson attacks on Irish branc(...)

Simone Kirby, who plays   a code-breaker in Dublin Castle, and Brian Gleeson as Jimmy Mahon, a Dubliner who survives the Rising to become an intelligence officer in the succeeding mayhem

Heaven help the dramatist who embarks on an interpretation of Irish history. Colin Teevan remembers that after every episode of Rebellion, his recent (...)

The advisory group to the Government is silent on whether or not there should be a commemoration for the Crown forces killed in the War of Independence.

Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries has reached its midpoint with the end of the centenary of the first World War and the 1918 British general election. T(...)

The remains of actor Jer O’Leary, being carried out of the Church of St. Agatha’s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Actor, activist, artist, raconteur, orator, and trade unionist Jer O’Leary (73), who died in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day, had a favourite quotation: “I(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks at a  commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of World War One, at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial in Paris.  Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Armistice Day commemorations were a serious security headache in the early years of the State and were frequently accompanied by violent clashes. Ex(...)

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