Sean Treacy

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Images of Dan Breen from a police notice offering a £1,000 reward for the capture of the Soloheadbeg ambush organiser, “wanted for murder in Ireland” and described as having a “sulky bulldog appearance”.

There has been something of a lull in the decade of centenaries since 2016 but that tranquillity is likely to be disturbed in coming months. Novembe(...)

Dan Breen as pictured in a wanted poster issued by police.

A woman who sheltered Dan Breen and Seán Treacy after the incident which started the War of Independence was eventually awarded a military pension. M(...)

Michael Hartnett: lament for a lost cat

Inquiring after my (still-missing) cat Pete Briquette recently, an anonymous but thoughtful reader sent me a poem by the late Michael Hartnett. This w(...)

 A woman pays respects to Cardinal Connell at his funeral in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A remarkable feature of Cardinal Desmond Connell’s funeral last week was the scarcity of public representatives. It was such a “small” affair for some(...)

The in-form Seán Treacy in action for Cual during the Leinster senior club championship semi-final at  Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow, last month. Photograph: Inpho

From one perspective the burden of experience looks to favour the Kilkenny champions. All-Ireland finalists six seasons ago, they even retain a scatte(...)

Cuala fans get behind their team at Netwatch Cullen Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cuala (Dublin) 1-19 St Mullins (Carlow) 1-7 It hasn’t been an easy time for Dublin hurling manager Ger Cunningham lately and the sight of Con O’Calla(...)

Darragh Dolan of Galway in action against Dublin’s  Eoghan Conroy during the  Bord Gáis Energy  All-Ireland U21 hurling cha,pionship semi-final at  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Galway 0-21 Dublin 0-19 Tony Ward’s Galway set up a novel Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 hurling final against Waterford on September 10th as they(...)

Waterford’s Conor Gleeson has impressed with the senior side this season. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The intercounty hurling spotlight shines on Thurles again this weekend where the under-21 semi-finals take place on Saturday evening. Last Saturday n(...)

Intercounty hurlers pay a high price to have a reasonable chance of any glory.

The Young Scientists’ Exhibition was in the news in mid January on the same week that former Tipperary physiotherapist John Casey threw out a question(...)

A partial report in The Irish Times on April 1st, 1976. Photograph: The Irish Times

On March 31st 1976, an armed gang carried out a mail train robbery at Sallins, Co Kildare, seizing IR£200,000. Here is an early report of the heist as(...)

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