Mon, 30 Mar, 2020
Former chairman of Clare GAA Michael McDonagh is spearheading a campaign for the county board to follow the Cork GAA lead by issuing a commemorative jersey marking one of the most high profile victims of the War of Independence in the Banner County.
Wed, 19 Feb, 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
When Donna Gilligan tried to track down surviving objects and images from the Irish suffrage movement, there was little to be found. It’s another example of women’s history being excluded from the national narrative, she tells
Fri, 02 Nov, 2018
"I thought it would be a good thing to follow John Redmond’s words. I thought for my mother’s sake, her gentle soul, for the sake of my own children, I might go out and fight for to save Europe so that we might have the Home Rule in Ireland in the upshot. I came out to fight for a country that doesn’t exist, and now, Willie, mark my words, it never will.”
Sun, 02 Sep, 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 testimony of a man aged 91, who died earlier this year, has provided an intriguing insight into the strong republican affiliations of a group of set dancers photographed at a crossroads in Ireland more than 100 years ago.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2016
Seán Hurley, from Drinagh, was Michael Collins’ brother-in-law and they were also good friends while working in the civil service in London. Hurley then got a job in the fabled Harrods store before he was called back to Dublin, alongside Collins, writes Ray Ryan
Fri, 29 Apr, 2016
The arrests and internment without trial of hundreds of Irish men in May 1916, together with the leaders’ executions, saw the public mood swiftly change after the Rising. examines a family archive of papers and photographs that shows the effects of these arrests
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016
General John Maxwell ignored calls from the viceroy to spare the lives of those on the periphery of the Rising and instead pursued martial justice, allowing defendants little more than 10 minutes in their ‘trials’ to tell their side of the story, writes
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
A hundred years to the day that Patrick Pearse stepped on to O’Connell Street and proclaimed an Irish Republic, the GAA will hold its extravagant commemoration of the most seminal moment in modern Irish history.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
WHEN you’re a scriptwriter whose latest TV series is an irreverent take on the 1916 Rising, it throws you a little when you meet your director for the first time and realise he’s a descendant of one of the most celebrated fighters to die at the GPO.
Thu, 21 Apr, 2016