Lost Leads

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The ‘Burning of Cork’, St Patrick’s Street, Cork, 1920. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

The offices of the Irish Examiner - then the Cork Examiner - were empty, save for a caretaker left in charge of the building and a handful of employee(...)

An argument over a marriage proposal between a Leitrim farmer and his son boiled over in 1902. Photograph: iStock/illustration/file

James Doherty hauled the body of his son, Pat, from the front yard of their Co Leitrim farmhouse and in through the front door. Helped by his brother (...)

In 1922 in Co Waterford two neighbouring families were on bad terms ‘owing to the trespass of cattle’.

James Flynn had never held a revolver before. Using what little knowledge he had, he checked the chambers and was sure, he said, the gun was not loade(...)

La Mancha, pictured in 1926 shortly after it was gutted by a fire

When Henry McCabe arrived to work on the gardens at La Mancha, a large country house in Malahide, Co Dublin, he quickly discovered things weren’t righ(...)

Green Street Court House, Dublin, where William O’Neill was sentenced to death. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ File

Mary O’Brien went to Mass on the morning of May 9th, 1927. Afterwards, she called into a neighbour’s house at Carriglineen in the remote Glenmalure Va(...)

A modern view of the Echlin Buildings, Echlin Street, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

David Cummins arrived to Kilmainham police station a little after 7am, having walked the short distance from his home on Echlin Street in Dublin. Wit(...)

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