Sun, 23 Aug, 2020
The family of a pioneering civil servant who advised Michael Collins on the Treaty negotiations and who helped devise the compensation and reconstruction scheme following the burning of Cork, has donated his vast personal archive to his native city.
Wed, 25 Sep, 2019
Ireland will have to display confidence and strength in the face of Brexit and make sure that we do what needs to be done to ensure future growth and prosperity, economist Jim Power told the annual Michael Collins commemoration today at Béal na Bláth in West Cork.
Sun, 25 Aug, 2019
One hundred years ago today, Ireland took major steps towards freedom from the British Empire. An independent parliament opened in Dublin, however it was overshadowed by an unsanctioned ambush in Tipperary, writes.
Sun, 20 Jan, 2019
A grand nephew of Michael Collins has accused the National Museum of trying to 'hide the horror of the civil war' in removing the cap he was wearing when gunned down at Béal na Bláth from public display.
Tue, 18 Dec, 2018
Cork County Council has been urged to move ahead with plans for a special Michael Collins Trail for West Cork, in a bid to end confusion among tourists in relation to two Clonakilty museums celebrating the renowned hero and revolutionary.
Mon, 22 Oct, 2018
In this extract from the Atlas of the Irish Revolution,writes that Michael Collins’s intelligence operations had a reputation for omniscience and, though this was not the case, the myth became a political weapon.
Tue, 19 Sep, 2017
Previously unseen poems, slogans, and autographs of Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith, and Countess Markievicz capture the swarm of republican activity in Clare to kickstart Éamon de Valera’s political career 100 years ago.
Sun, 14 May, 2017
THE question mark says it all in Ireland Shed a Tear?, Michael Collins’s dramatic response to the Carrickmines fire last year, in which 10 people, including five children, lost their lives, writes
Tue, 27 Sep, 2016
One of the young men in Michael Collins’ assassination and counter-intelligence unit has become a voice from the grave in a new animated film telling the story of being a 14-year-old soldier in the Easter Rising.
Fri, 19 Feb, 2016
Sat, 26 Dec, 2015
The invasion of a lonely West Cork farmhouse by a group of armed men, a shooting, and the lucky escape of a family member are some of the ingredients of a family secret which has been kept under wraps for nearly a century — only to be revealed tomorrow.
Fri, 07 Aug, 2015
Recently, as the anniversary of Michael Collins’s death approached, a man decided to end his life in a fashion too horrific to detail here. The action was shocking but the outcome has become a commonplace in modern Ireland; suicide is now running at over 50% pre-crash levels.
Thu, 22 Aug, 2013