British Troops

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Take a walk at Coucane Barra, and pass the entrance to St Finbarr’s Oratory and  the serene lake shore

Back in 2001, to protect our agriculture industry during the foot-and-mouth crisis, we were banned from visiting the hills, and Irish countryside gene(...)

   Five unarmed civilians died and several more were injured in an incident that a future US president called the ‘foundation of independence’

Two hundred and fifty years ago today, there occurred in Boston an incident that a future US president called the “foundation of independence”. It was(...)

Timothy Quinlisk in his German Irish Brigade uniform. He was executed on the night of February 18th, 1920, the first civilian to be executed by the IRA in Cork for spying during the War of Independence.

Roger Casement’s visit to Limburg prisoner-of-war camp in late 1914 and early 1915 was an extraordinarily fruitless enterprise. Casement’s task was o(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath:  “Most people understand that Fianna Fáil wasn’t in government for the past four years. I had no department to run, no advisers or civil servants reporting to me.” Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

The portents are promising with Fianna Fáil ahead of Fine Gael in opinion polls in the race to lead the next government, and the polls also suggesting(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaks   in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/Handout via Reuters

Boris Johnson has described Qassem Suleimani, the Iranian general killed by the United States, as a terrorist with the blood of British soldiers on hi(...)

UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab: In a joint statement with Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron, London has called for restraint. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Britain has warned Donald Trump against targeting cultural sites in Iran as the crisis over the killing of Qassem Suleimani exposed a rift b(...)

Thomas McDonagh, one of 41 IRA men who died during the War of Independence in Roscommon, remembered on a memorial outside Elphin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

County: Roscommon Incident: Rathra ambush Date: September 2nd, 1920 Fatalities: 3 A request to defend Ballaghaderreen from the Black and Tans was ref(...)

Police under attack during the civil rights demonstration in the Bogside area of Derry city. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Getty

How the Troubles broke out. February 1967: The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) is founded as a non-sectarian organisation to tackle(...)

Police under attack during the civil rights demonstration in the Bogside area of Derry city. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Getty

To some, Billy McVeigh was the best rioter in Derry. “I would never take that claim,” he emphasises, “but people insist on saying it. “It was becaus(...)

A man is led away past a police waterwagon after he was injured during the police baton charge during a civil rights march on October 5th, 1968. Many believe this was the start of the Troubles.

It is perhaps unsurprising that in Ireland the most sustained period of intense violence in modern Irish history is universally known by the neutral, (...)

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