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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Irish Civil War

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# life in colour
Colourised photographs bring Irish Civil War to life in new way
We have a selection of the images from a new collection.
# Collins 100
Anatomy of an Ambush: Béal na Bláth and the military battle that changed the path of Irish history
Commandant Stephen MacEoin, a historian and infantry leader, examines the ambush at Béal na Bláth from a military perspective.
# Michael Collins
History made at Michael Collins centenary commemoration – Varadkar
Thousands of people are at the ceremony, taking place in Collins’s native West Cork.
# On this Day
The Battle of Dublin: It's 100 years since the Four Courts assault that launched the Civil War
Pro-Treaty forces hoped the attack would bring conflict to a close but historians say it prolonged hostilities.
# 100 years on
Timeline of ‘22: Civil war centenary makes for dark year of commemorations
What were the key developments as Ireland spiralled into civil war?
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# Michael Collins
Michael Collins' diaries of daily life have been loaned to the State by his family
The diaries cover Collins’ day-to-day life, spanning the Civil War and the foundation of the State
# Commemorations
Government urged to apologise for the at least 77 executed by Free State during Civil War
In the Dáil in 2011, Leo Varadkar said those executed without trial during this time period were “murdered”.
Extract: The passionate and inspirational women of the Irish Revolution – in photos
Remembering some of the women played who played pivotal roles in Irish revolution.
# Fight night
Bombs and boxers on this week in Civil War-era Dublin
This week in 1923 saw an extraordinary boxing match emerge amid the chaos of the Irish Civil War.
# MacGill
Gerry Adams: The institutions of the State have their backs to the border
“The prevailing sense among the policy makers is to perpetuate the status quo,” the Sinn Féin President has told the MacGill Summer School in the Glenties this evening.
# Military
Searchable form of 1922 military census goes online today
A census cataloguing the Free State Army’s total manpower will go live later this morning.
# Historic
Free State came into being 90 years ago this week
Flashback to the turbulent beginning of Saorstát Éireann, which was hurtling towards civil war even as it gained statehood.
# Michael Collins
First military census shows pressures faced by 1922 army
Head of the new National Army Michael Collins faced serious administrative challenges as new force took over British barracks.
# Béal na mBláth
Taoiseach resolves to work ‘harder than ever’ to restore Ireland’s finances
Enda Kenny’s address at Béal na mBláth also reveal details about the overall themes of Ireland’s EU presidency.
# Have a look
Pics: Medieval documents damaged in 1922 Four Courts bombardment restored
It has taken a team of researchers 40 years to reconstruct the documents, which trace back to the time following Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. Have a look…
# history lesson
Explainer: The Third Home Rule Bill is 100 years old today. What did it do?
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Third Home Rule Bill to Westminster. But what was it?
# Encyclopaedia
End of an era: Encyclopaedia Britannica stops print run after 244 years
The 32-volume print edition will be no more: once the current stock of printed books is exhausted, it’s going digital-only.