The site of the Soloheadbeg ambush: The ambush site is approximately 300m from Soloheadbeg quarry. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

County: Tipperary Incident: Soloheadbeg ambush Date: January 21st, 1919 Fatalities: 2 The War of Independence began with the shooting dead of two Roy(...)

Ian Wilson, managing director of Wilsons Auction Group, and group operations director Peter Johnston celebrating the company’s 80th anniversary in November 2016. Photograph: William Cherry/Press Eye

With programmes like Cash in The Attic and Property Wars now stalwarts of our TV schedules, auction houses have become a familiar feature for many peo(...)

 Rugby in the water. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

It’s a bit like flooded handball isn’t it? There are similarities between the sports in that you try to throw a ball into a net and you try to elevat(...)

An 18th-century court document, proving Elvis Presley’s Irish ties, shows that his ancestor fled Leinster’s mean streets “in great dread” for a quiete(...)