Sligo Gaol

County: Sligo Incident: Jailbreak at Sligo Gaol Date: June 26th, 1920 The widow of a TD who was executed during the Civil War took her own life 14 ye(...)

Guns for hire: Thompson sub-machine guns and other weapons being fired in the US in the 1930s. Photograph: Vintage Images/Getty

Given the national propensity to celebrate the landmark achievements of anybody with even a trace of Irish blood, it was a surprise this week to hear (...)