Sean Treacy

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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(...)

“Michael Collins and others were championing the virtues of one breed in particular – a feisty, fearless terrier they saw as the four-legged epitome of the national spirit.” Photograph: Getty Images

October 1920 was a tense month in Dublin. Then as now, the city was in lockdown, with a curfew between midnight and 5am. The War of Independence raged(...)

Sean Treacy’s body is moved, as caught by a Pathe film crew in Dublin

On October 14th, 1920 Sean Treacy, one of the most-wanted men in Ireland, was killed by a single shot to the head on Talbot Street in Dublin. He had (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar calls ties an ‘infection control issue’. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/iStock/Getty

Spare a thought for the humble tie. It hasn’t had the best publicity of late. You might even say it’s struggling for relevance in the age of coronavir(...)

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(...)

The site of the Soloheadbeg ambush: The ambush site is approximately 300m from Soloheadbeg quarry. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

County: Tipperary Incident: Soloheadbeg ambush Date: January 21st, 1919 Fatalities: 2 The War of Independence began with the shooting dead of two Roy(...)

 Cuala’s Con O’Callaghan and Neal Billings of St Vincent’s. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cuala 3-21 St Vincents 1-16 We doubt Con O’Callaghan is even aware but this was his 79th significant GAA game since making his Dublin senior football(...)

Roscommon defender Conor Daly in action against Galway during the league. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Five Dalys will start Sunday’s Connacht final, from two different families and five sets of brothers across the two teams. They are among 165 bro(...)

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