The assassination of Henry Wilson attracted international attention, with the  cover of the French magazine Le Petit Journal running an artist’s impression on a 1922 edition. Image: Getty

A handwritten note in the pension file of an IRA woman based in London has shed new light on one of the great mysteries of Irish history. Field Mar(...)

According to the archives Michael Collins and Liam Lynch tried to avert the Civil War by encouraging action in the North in May 1922. Photograph: Hulton Archive

The leaders of the pro and anti-Treaty forces agreed in May of 1922 to foment a civil war in the North in order to prevent one in the South, according(...)

Former lord mayor  Robert Briscoe

The former Fianna Fáil TD and lord mayor of Dublin Robert Briscoe complained bitterly about accusations that he had profiteered during the War of Inde(...)

 King Edward VIII, formerly Edward, Prince of Wales, making his first radio broadcast to the world on the 1st March 1936. Newly released  files show that IRA volunteers tried to kidnap the Prince of Wales in 1922 in an attempt to have a death sentence commuted. Photograph: PA

IRA volunteers tried to kidnap the Prince of Wales in an attempt to have a death sentence commuted, the military pensions archives which have been rel(...)