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Irish War of Independence: A woman recites the Rosary front of Mountjoy prison in Dublin for imprisoned Sinn Féiners on hunger strike. Photograph: adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images

County: Westmeath Incident: Assault on Castlepollard Barracks Date: July 11th, 1921 One of the last incidents in the War of Independence took place i(...)

Meath All-Ireland winner Frankie Byrne has died aged 94. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The death of Frankie Byrne at the age of 94 means that the last of Meath’s first All-Ireland winning team of 1949 has passed away. A long-time residen(...)

Roscommon county board were unable to ratify a new football manager on Monday night. According to a statement, it had been “hoped to put the name of t(...)

 Dunboyne’s Main Street. The largest development in the area is Dunboyne Castle, located along the Maynooth Road, with a total of 552 homes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just inside the Meath border, Dunboyne is a popular village that has grown consistently over the last 15 years. It is right on the fringes of Dublin, (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary at the memorial service for James Osborne at Trinity College Dublin on Friday. Mr O’Leary delivered a funny, but also searingly emotional tribute to his late friend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Warm and moving tributes were paid at a memorial service in Dublin on Friday for James Osborne, the Ryanair director and former managing partner of A&(...)

Stephen Cluxton acknowledges the crowd in the celebrations after last year’s All-Ireland victory. Photograph: Inpho

It all feels so Jurassic now. On the day before Stephen Cluxton made his first cracks on the inside of the eggshell, the Irish Independent ran a small(...)

Dublin’s goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton: Rule change would have affected his short kick-outs.   Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Six months after the introduction of the mark, I’d say it’s probably time I came out of the woodwork to tell anybody that has a problem with it that i(...)

The funeral of Frank Murray  at Mount Argus, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The late music manager Frank Murray joined “the great rock and roll, roll call of 2016”, his daughter Shannon told his funeral Mass on Tuesday. “Awe(...)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has been named the Philips Manager of the Year for 2016. Photo: Inpho

Stephen Kenny has become just the third League of Ireland manager in the event’s 35 year history to win the Philips sponsored Manager of the Year awa(...)

Dublin’s Paul Bealin  is tackled by Meath’s Trevor Giles and John McDermott in 1996. Photograph: Inpho

On this weekend 20 years ago, the world may as well have been square. Dublin went into a Leinster semi-final as defending All-Ireland champions alrig(...)

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