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Liam Neeson as Michael Collins

The Irish War of Independence was both a political struggle and a military conflict. Militarily, the two sides appeared unfairly matched. By 1921, the(...)

A cartoon depicting a uniformed Irish Volunteer (representing Ireland) being introduced to the Versailles Conference table by Uncle Sam. Other participants at the conference table are represented by stylised figures such as John Bull. Photograph: NLI

Every student of Irish history is taught that the War of Independence began on January 21st, 1919, with the ambush of a party escorting a cartload of(...)

A former customs hut in Ravensdale, Co Louth, on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The changes in Anglo-Irish relations from the introduction of the third Home Rule Bill in 1912 to the introduction of the fourth Home Rule Bill or Gov(...)

Cumann na mBan members protest outside Mountjoy Prison during the War of Independence in July 1921. Placards read ‘Mother of God, open the prison gates; Release our Fathers and Brothers; and Mother of Mercy, pray for prisoners.’

The word combatants have been used in recent times to describe the contribution of Cumann na mBan. However, it must be remembered that when using the (...)

James Ryan is looking forward to being back on a rugby field. Photograph: Inpho

Paul O’Connell reckons more seasoned players will reap the biggest benefits from this extended break. Players in their late 20s and 30s, who’ve been o(...)

Green Party leader  Eamon Ryan outside  Leinster House, with Stephen Matthews TD, Senator  Pauline  O’Reilly and Senator Pippa Hackett. If the party joins  a new Irish government their duality will come under scrutiny from within and without, North and South. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In 2006, the Green Party of Northern Ireland – a standalone party within the UK – voted to become a regional branch of the Green Party of Ireland. It(...)

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin last week agreed a framework on which coalition talks with the smaller parties could begin but it was a vague and aspirational document which did not take account of the dire economic outlook arising from Covid-19. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

There is a lot of merit in the call by the largest group of Independent TDs in the Dáil for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to set a deadline for a decision(...)

Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. Photograph: Getty/Irish Times

If Wednesday’s historic announcement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael marked the end of Civil War politics, its beginnings can be traced to a vote on(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan outside Leinster House on Thursday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Green Party is to seek further information from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil about the contents of their joint policy framework over concerns that th(...)

Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh outside Supermac’s at the Galway Plaza. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Supermac’s impresario Pat McDonagh arrives slightly late for our meeting. There was a problem with his phone which caused him to drop in to the Kinneg(...)

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