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# irish-free-state - Saturday 18 January, 2020

History: As our election looms, spare a thought for the women of 1920

Women stood for election for the first time in 1920, in considerable numbers, writes Dr Margaret Ward.

# irish-free-state - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement

The two countries have enjoyed free movement between them since 1952.

# irish-free-state - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'Why had no one written about them?': 21 gardaí killed during Irish Free State have their stories told

Their deaths are explored in a new book by Colm Wallace.

# irish-free-state - Sunday 30 December, 2012

1982: The term 'Irish Free State' deemed 'inappropriate' by An Taoiseach

The rebuttal was in response to a letter from England which suggested that the ‘Irish Free State’ should be renamed the ‘Irish Secular Free State’.

# irish-free-state - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012 Review 2012 This post contains videos

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

# irish-free-state - Sunday 16 December, 2012

1923 docs reveal Britain's fears over James Larkin's return to Ireland

Newly released documents from foundation of State show that Britain felt that “agitator” Larkin’s return would be “undesirable”.

# irish-free-state - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

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.

# irish-free-state - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

'Secret' Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921 now online

Today, the buzzwords are financial sovereignty. Exactly 90 years ago today, this treaty led to bitter war over Irish sovereignty.

# irish-free-state - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Column: In Ireland, we got the bankers we deserved

Banks and property developers held the reins as the country galloped into economic crisis – and all because we put them in the saddle, writes historian Conor McCabe.