Gardaí: wanted to know if Capt Herbert Woods’s widow, who was living in the UK, should be informed about the discovery of the bodies.

The bodies of three Protestants killed by the IRA in Co Cork during the Truce were exhumed and secretly reburied in a local graveyard to avoid contro(...)

View of Sing Sing, a vault at Kilquane Cemetery, Knockraha, Co Cork, used by the IRA for holding prisoners during the War of Independence. Photograph:  Gerard Murphy

A controversial thesis that the killing of some 13 Protestants by members of the IRA in West Cork in April 1922 during the truce was sectarian has bee(...)