Thomas Addis

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Napoleon Bonaparte: had many connections with people born in Ireland

Shortly before his death on May 5th, 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte, in exile on St Helena, wrote a codicil to his will, bequeathing 10,000 francs (about £5(...)

Nancy Cunard was a writer and rebel whose path through the first half of the 20th century brought her through such movements as literary modernism, th(...)

Men survery the scene of the dig at the Emmet family plot in St Peter’s Chruch in Dublin in 1903. Photograph: Representative Church Body Library/Colin O’Riordan

The disappearance of the body of Robert Emmet is one of the great mysteries of Irish history. Emmet was tried and then hanged for instigating the ill(...)

Valentin Ribet (26) was  a descendant of Thomas Addis Emmet, older brother of Robert Emmet (above), who was executed in 1803 for his role in the Dublin rebellion of that year.

A young lawyer who was among the first to be identified as a victim of last Friday night’s atrocities in Paris had strong Irish republican connections(...)