Free State soldiers fighting against Republican forces at O’Connell Bridge in Dublin during the Irish Civil War. Photograph:  Brooke/Topical Press Agency/Getty

Ireland should desist from mythologising war and instead speak of it in all its horror and pain as the country continues with its commemorations of ev(...)

An RIC cadet and two members of Sinn Féin lying dead on the road, while in the background cadets are taking Sinn Féiners prisoners, Irish War of Independence, Tralee, Ireland. Photograph from The Illustrated London News, vol 157, no 4258, November 27, 1920.

The Revolution Files is a collection of articles detailing one incident in each of Ireland’s 32 counties during the revolutionary years, from 1916 to (...)

IRA men who were at the Kilmichael ambush

Dundalk was “sneeringly hostile” to the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence, according to records from the time that are to be publis(...)