‘One hundred and two years on from his early death, he (Terence MacSwiney) remains an inspiration and a source of great pride to us all and especially to the people of Cork,’ said Michael McGrath

Terence MacSwiney and the other revolutionary leaders, who helped to win freedom for Ireland a century ago, would have approved of the country offerin(...)

Letters exchanged over Conradh na Gaeilge’s request to present UVF prisoners with the Irish language badge of proficiency, An Fáinne, are among more t(...)

Mary MacSwiney’s speech against the Anglo-Irish Treaty was 162 pages or 15,000 words long, and was delivered in the Dáil over two hours and 40 minutes

When Mary MacSwiney rose to speak in the Dáil during the Treaty debates, she apologised in advance that her speech would not be a short one. She was (...)

Tadhg Barry

He was the last high profile victim of the British forces during the War of Independence and 250,000 people lined the streets of Dublin for his funera(...)

Original photograph of crowd gathered outside Earlsfort Terrace during Treaty ratification meeting. Photograph: Irish Independent Newspapers

Some 100 years ago TDs made the most important choice in the history of the Irish State. Now, a two-day event will give audiences a sense of what i(...)

President Mary McAleese and Queen Elizabeth at the Garden of Remembrance on the first day of the royal state visit in May 2011. Photograph: Maxwell’s Dublin

At Euston Station on the morning of November 26th, 1920, nine gun carriages each bearing a coffin covered in the Union flag were escorted to Westminst(...)

 Mary MacSwiney believed her task was to continue her brother’s fidelity to a separatist republic. Photograph:  Topical Press Agency/Getty

By her own admission Mary MacSwiney was no longer a young woman when her brother, Terence, died in Brixton prison on October 25th, 1920. Yet it was f(...)

Maureen O’Carroll, who was elected as a Labour TD in the 1950s

The story of former Labour TD and mother of Mrs Brown’s Boys creator Brendan O’Carroll will be among those celebrated in a new exhibition to honour th(...)

Action between Manchester United and Tottenham at Old Trafford in 1913. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty

Constable Thomas Carr was patrolling the perimeter of WT Glover Cable Works, next door to Manchester United Football Club, near midnight on March, 22n(...)

About to testify before the American Commission on Conditions in Ireland (left to right) - Tom Nolan, Donal Óg O Callaghan, Senator George W Norris, Peter MacSwiney and Jeremiah Dempsey, Washington, in January 1921. Photograph: Forgotten Lord Mayor; original source: Library of US Congress.

Following in the steps of Cork’s martyred Lord Mayors, Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney was no easy task but Donal Óg O’Callaghan rose to the ch(...)

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