Tánaiste Leo Varadkar  arrives for leaders questions at Dáil sitting in Dublin’s Convention Centre last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has suggested that “we have lost our way” in relation to the commemorations marking the decade of centenaries. Mr Varadkar sug(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

The floor area of 78 Eglinton Road is 250sq m (2,693 sq ft) with an additional 42sq m (455sq ft) at attic level.

A house that has had just two owners in almost 100 year suggests a happy home and so it was for Tommy Bacon and his wife Neillí, who raised seven chil(...)

A Thompson submachine gun: The IRA were the first customers for the gun, designed in 1919 by Gen John T Thompson.

During 1920, the IRA developed its tactics as the war progressed, attacking RIC barracks and towards the end of the year creating flying columns and a(...)

Liam Neeson as Michael Collins

The Irish War of Independence was both a political struggle and a military conflict. Militarily, the two sides appeared unfairly matched. By 1921, the(...)

The Custom House, then centre of local government, burns in May 1921. The operation to destroy it involved nearly 200 Volunteers. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The first six months of 1921 were by far the most violent period of the Irish War of Independence. In late 1920, a halt to the violence had looked p(...)

A cartoon depicting a uniformed Irish Volunteer (representing Ireland) being introduced to the Versailles Conference table by Uncle Sam. Other participants at the conference table are represented by stylised figures such as John Bull. Photograph: NLI

Every student of Irish history is taught that the War of Independence began on January 21st, 1919, with the ambush of a party escorting a cartload of(...)

A statue of a soldier erected to commemorate those who took part in the War of Independence in the village square of Galbally, Co Limerick. Photograph:  Getty

County: Limerick Incident: Shooting of Robert Byrnes Date: April 6th, 1919 IRA volunteers claimed they were ready to rise up against the British army(...)

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