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British authorities fear trouble in Dublin, and refuse to allow Terence MacSwiney’s remains go anywhere near the Irish capital. Instead, his coffin is put on the steamer Rathmore at Holyhead in Wales, and sent directly to Cork under military guard. However, a planned requiem Mass still goes ahead in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. And this is the planned funeral procession through Sackville Street, (now O’Connell Street) Dublin on October 29th, 1920. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

January 2nd: The War of Independence begins in earnest with an attack on Carrigtwohill RIC barracks in Co Cork. January 15th: Sinn Féin has major su(...)

Ted Kennedy at the Hist, 1970

During a meeting of Trinity’s College Historical Society on Wednesday March 1st, 1961, the British peer, Lord Windlesham, admitted that apartheid was (...)

 “If the Basque flag is not widely adopted by Mayo supporters, despite the coincidence of colour schemes, that may be due to a structural problem.” Photograph: Oleksii Liskonih/iStock

When Meath host Mayo in GAA’s National Football League this weekend, it’s possible that the home supporters may still include a few Fifth Columnists, (...)

Marian Finucane in January 1980: rarely lost her inquisitiveness of instinct for what would generate an emotional charge.  Photograph: Pat Langan

There were always women on Irish radio and there were always strong views on what was acceptable for them to speak about. When she composed a Thomas D(...)

Éire Óg manager Joe Murphy was part of a remarkable 1990s team. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

AIB Leinster club SFC final: Éire Óg (Carlow) v Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin), O’Moore Park, Sunday 2.0 (Live TG4) This comes with a fair bit of hist(...)

Philip Connors of St Mullins celebrates his side’s win over Cuala in the Leinster SHC  quarter-final at Netwatch Cullen Park in Co Carlow on Sunday.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

What has been a memorable decade for Carlow GAA, and especially the county’s hurling, continued at the weekend with the victory of county champions St(...)

Thomas Davis celebrate their win over Kilmacud Crokes. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Hands up. Who in all honesty saw that one coming? The Invincibles beaten. Not only that, but out-muscled and out-played and very firmly put in their p(...)

 Meath Street in The Liberties, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Liberties name in itself is a captivating one, and embodies the idea of freedom and a rebel or independent spirit. The neighbourhood is called suc(...)

44 Myrtle House, The Coast, Baldoyle, Dublin 13

44 Myrtle House, The Coast, Baldoyle Two-bedroom first-floor apartment with a floor area of 77sq m . The livingroom opens on to a south-facing balcon(...)

 Gardaí at the scene where three young children and a woman were rushed to hospital following a fire at Tyrone Place Apartments in Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The inquiry into a fire that has left a mother and one of her three children critically ill is criminal in nature, as the Garda believes the blaze wa(...)

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