Roger Casement

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The remains of Roger Casement were exhumed and returned to Dublin  in 1965.

The macabre exhumation of the remains of Roger Casement in Pentonville Prison in London in 1965 is recounted in detail in the latest volume of documen(...)

Prince Joachim of Prussia, the sixth and youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, took his own life 100 years ago this month. Some of the 1916 leaders in the GPO discussed the possibility of putting the German prince on the Irish throne.

One hundred years ago this month, Prince Joachim of Prussia, the sixth and youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, shot himself in his castle outside Potsd(...)

The statue of William Smith O’Brien on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Not only does its inscription have two languages, it also has two meanings.

Writing about the statue of William Smith O’Brien earlier in the week, I neglected to mention what may be its most interesting feature, the bilingual (...)

A statue of Belgium’s King Leopold II is smeared with red paint and graffiti in Brussels on Wednesday. With protests sweeping the world in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Leopold is increasingly seen as a stain on the nation. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

The statues are falling. With each day that passes, another statue of Belgian king Leopold II is hauled from its pedestal by authorities and taken awa(...)

No 40, Herbert Park, in Dublin 4, was the home of Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, known as The O’Rahilly, the only leader of the 1916 Rising to die in battle. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Plans for the demolition of the home of 1916 Rising leader The O’Rahilly in Ballsbridge, Dublin, have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála. The McSharr(...)

The family of Irish-born Margaret Keane want the words “In ár gcroíthe go deo” on the stone above her grave. Photograph:iStock

The Church of England has sought to distance itself from a decision by one of its ecclesiastical judges who ruled that an Irish-language inscription o(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

The Blackboard from the openig episode of the second series of Derry Girls. A replica is now housed at a new exhibition in the Ulster Museum in Belfast. Photograph: Dylan Llewellyn via Twitter

From left to right: Orla (Louise Harland), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), James (Dylan Llewellyn) and Michelle (Jam(...)

Timothy Quinlisk in his German Irish Brigade uniform. He was executed on the night of February 18th, 1920, the first civilian to be executed by the IRA in Cork for spying during the War of Independence.

Roger Casement’s visit to Limburg prisoner-of-war camp in late 1914 and early 1915 was an extraordinarily fruitless enterprise. Casement’s task was o(...)

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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