IRA commander Tom Barry’s account of the Kilmichael ambush in his 1949 memoir had been challenged by historian Peter Hart.

Controversial claims IRA commander Tom Barry invented the story of a false surrender by Auxiliaries at the Kilmichael ambush in 1920 have been challen(...)

Alone Volunteer Michael Lochrin delivering a Christmas dinner to Alone Older person Michael McCarthey at Willie Birmingham Place, Kilmainham on Christmas Day 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

Avid Shamrock Rovers fan Michael McCarthy (71) was among the 700 people who received a dinner from Alone, the charity for older people, on Christmas D(...)

Tom Barry utilised good intelligence on where exactly a party of British Auxiliaries from C Company, based in Macroom, would go on patrol and selected a site in Kilmichael which offered his men ‘good killing ground’

IRA guerrilla leader, Tom Barry showed great military expertise in planning the Kilmichael ambush in West Cork 100 years ago today, both in selecting (...)

Vaccine hopes are giving Asian markets a boost. Photograph: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP via Getty Images

Asian shares rose on Monday, pushing a broad regional index to a record high as investors pinned their hopes for economic revival on coronavirus vacc(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel  and French President Emmanuel Macron leave after their joint video press conference at the end of the European summit. Photograph:   John Thys/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Stocks advanced globally alongside US equity futures after European leaders reached a deal on a landmark stimulus package. The Stoxx Europe 600 Inde(...)

President Donald Trump walks from the White House through Lafayette Park to St John’s Church. Police dispersed peaceful protesters in the park with tear gas and rubber bullets before Mr Trump walked to the church for a photo opportunity. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

US equities rose alongside stocks in Europe and Asia as new bouts of stimulus and positive economic signals overshadowed social unrest in America. The(...)

A man stands in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan’s Nikkei 225 index and other city’s index at a securities firm in Tokyo

European stocks and US futures tumbled again on Wednesday as the global rout induced by concerns over the impact of the coronavirus outbreak intensifi(...)


The pound hit multi-year highs on Friday after a convincing Conservative Party win in the UK election, which is expected to clear the Brexit politica(...)

Tom Barry, the most famous IRA commander during the War of Independence and the mastermind of the Kilmichael ambush, addresses some of his old comrades at a memorial service in 1966

County Cork Incident Kilmichael ambush Date November 28th, 1920 Fatalities 12 Read full county by county breakdown here Cork was(...)

The observation car and bar on the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

The reaction from people who hear about my trip on the Belmond Grand Hibernian train, Ireland’s answer to the glamorous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express,(...)

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