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 President Michael D Higgins  has said he will not attend a religious service marking the creation of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte / AFP

Former Fianna Fáil government adviser on Northern Ireland and junior minister Dr Martin Mansergh said he fully respected the decision of President Mic(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Paul Givan and its Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill  mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Paul Givan and its Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill both attended the annual wreath laying ceremony at the Iri(...)

Darragh and his son: “We chose compassion, common sense and kindness. If that’s not cause for optimism I don’t know what is.”

The end is nigh, and I’m feeling good. This summer, The Irish Times will offer tips, advice and information for parents on how to help thei(...)

Michael Fitzgerald says his uncle’s shooting had a profound impact on his family

On the morning of November 21st, 1920, John J Fitzgerald, known in the family as Jack, was shot dead in his bed at a lodging house in Earlsfort Terrac(...)

The Rineen ambush monument. The ambush site was chosen carefully. Some 60 IRA men were positioned on hills on both sides of the road.

The Rineen ambush, which occurred 100 years ago today, was the largest by the IRA to that date in the War of Independence. Five Royal Irish Constabula(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nigel ‘Nidge’ Delaney in Love/Hate

From Nidge and Connell Waldron to Gretta Conroy, Rashers Tierney and Pegeen Mike, all of these people emerged from acts of imagination – but are so(...)

GAA president John Horan with Tom Ryan, director general GAA, and Monsignor Eoin Thynne at the unveiling of headstones on the graves of Jerome O’Leary (10), Michael Feery (40) and Patrick O’Dowd (57) who were among the 14 people killed at Croke Park on  Bloody Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

By mid-morning on Sunday, November 21st, 1920, the centre of Dublin had plunged headlong into wild chaos. All around Dublin Castle, the traditional se(...)

Auxiliaries celebrate after a failed IRA attack on their quarters in Dublin in April 1921. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY One of the unintended consequences of the recent row over the proposed commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) i(...)

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Chugainn Arís

Táthar chugainn arís. An cleas is déanaí le stoitheadh siar as a bhfuil bainte amach mar stát neamhspleách. An tAmhrán Náisiúnta a mhalartú ar rud éig(...)

Martin Doyle at a garden party  at Buckingham Palace for Victoria Cross recipients in June 1920, four months before he joined the IRA.

The people of New Ross in Co Wexford will on Sunday honour Victoria Cross winner Martin Doyle who returned to the town as a war hero 100 years ago and(...)

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