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“The introduction of proportional representation would be a boon to smaller parties in a way that the system of first past the post in Britain could never be.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The results of the 1918 general election were a resounding victory for Sinn Féin in Ireland, but it was not as resounding as the final seat count woul(...)

Cork Lord Mayor John Sheehan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Sheehan has appealed to all descendants of councillors elected to the 1920 Cork Corporation to contact Cork City Cou(...)

Members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)  in Waterford in 1917. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was forced to postpone a  commemoration for the RIC and the Dublin Metropolitan Police.   Photograph: A. H. Poole Collection

Before a decade of commemorations began in 2012 of the years around the creation of the State, then taoiseach Enda Kenny was only too well aware that (...)

Even at the time the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries were an embarrassment. Photograph: Bettmann Archive

The furore over the proposed commemoration for the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) is a reminder of that old adage(...)

Former British prime minister David Lloyd George with his cabinet colleagues Andrew Bonar Law and Sir Hamar Greenwood inspecting officer cadets of the auxiliary division of the Royal Irish Constabulary in the quadrangle of the foreign office. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) was one of the first organised police forces in Britain or Ireland when it was founded in 1836 following the amalga(...)

A meeting of Dáil Éireann  in August 1921,  shortly after the truce that brought the War of Independence to an end. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

Events to mark the War of Independence this year will be “Cork’s 1916”, the city’s Lord Mayor has said. Cllr John Sheehan said Cork people “feel own(...)

 Members of the Black and Tans, an armed auxiliary force of the Royal Irish Constabulary, and British Army privates watching fighting during the June 1922 siege of the Four Courts, the Dublin headquarters of the Republican forces during the Irish Civil War.  Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The Government is to commemorate those who served in the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) prior to independence(...)

Protestors on a  march against climate change in Dublin. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The declaration by the Dáil in May last year that Ireland is facing a “climate and biodiversity emergency” would suggest that there is Government reco(...)

Former Fine Gael TD for Cork North-Central Dara Murphy claimed a salary of €95,000 and €51,500 in allowances between 2017 and 2019. File photograph: The Irish Times

A way can be found to hold an inquiry into the attendance record of former Fine Gael Cork North-Central TD Dara Murphy by Minister for Finance Paschal(...)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar canvasses with Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy in Wexford town. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is glad the controversial former Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy did not win last month’s Wexford byelection. M(...)

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