Peter Barry

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The Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment on Kildare Street, Dublin.

It’s always a risk in Dublin, wherever you are. But while loitering on a pavement near Leinster House recently, as I have only since realised, I was s(...)

The Burning of Cork on December 11th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.

With the benefit of hindsight at 100 years remove, and taken in the context of escalating violence and tension throughout that year, it was hardly sur(...)

Seamus Mallon and Charles Haughey during the Fianna Fáil ard fheis in the RDS, Dublin, in November 1995. Photograph: Frank Miller

Charles Haughey never spoke to Seamus Mallon again after the SDLP deputy leader came out strongly in support of the Anglo- Irish Agreement negotiated (...)

San Francisco: Cork councillor Bernie Murphy’s antics during his trip to the city left Irish officials red-faced. Photograph: AP Photo/HO/John Storey

Colourful Cork councillor Bernie Murphy left some Irish officials red-faced when he went to San Francisco in 1986 with a self-declared plan to get new(...)

The Birmingham Six with MP Chris Mullin (centre) outside the Old Bailey in London following their release: (from left) John Walker, Paddy Hill, Hugh Callaghan, Richard McIIkenny, Gerry Hunter and William Power. Behind them is Paul Hill of the Guildford Four. Photograph Joe St Leger

The Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six rounded on Charles Haughey for not publicly declaring their innocence or doing more to seek their release, c(...)

 Irish Defence Forces soldiers pictured  in southern Lebanon in 2007. The government considered ending Ireland’s involvmenent in the Unifil mission 20 years earlier after  a corporal was killed in January 1987.  Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The death of a Defence Forces corporal serving with the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon prompted the government to consider withdrawing f(...)

The library at the the Irish College in Paris, pictured in 2000. Photograph: Eric Luke

A row over sending 20 young Irish people on work experience to assist with the refurbishment of the Irish College in Paris spanned more than two years(...)

Ships at anchor in Cork. Image courtesy of the Anthony Barry Photographic Archive

To give the late Anthony Barry his due, he always warned the family when he wanted to use the bathroom. “There were red lights everywhere, and then th(...)

Street scene of Patrick Street,  Cork, showing No. 68 K & M O’Connell and Thompsons Cafe, including a ‘shawlie’, taken in the 1960s. Photograph: Anthony Barry

The Barry family, who own Barry’s Tea, has donated an archive of more than 5,000 photographs of Cork from the last century to the Cork City and County(...)

Diarmuid O'Sullivan and Donal Og Cusack in 2006. Photograph: Inpho

A lot of the time, people focus on the wrong thing when they’re assessing a team’s chances. Take Cork this Sunday against Tipperary. All the talk arou(...)

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