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# irish independence

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# 100 years
Arthur Griffith remembered in Leinster House following criticism of a lack of State commemoration
A ceremony took place in Leinster House following criticism about the lack of a State commemoration.
# 100 years
Commemoration marks the 100th anniversary of the handover of Dublin Castle
Michael Collins and other members of the provisional Government took over Dublin Castle from the British 100 years ago today.
All time
Opinion: There are some striking similarities between Irish independence and Brexit
Irish negotiators had to agree that Ireland would remain within the British empire while May’s deal could keep the UK trapped in the EU indefinitely, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
# No Days off
Ireland could get an Independence Day - but it wouldn't be a holiday
There have been a number of calls for an extra bank holiday to be added to the calendar.
This Irish rebel smuggled bomb detonators under her coat and often dressed as a boy
Margaret Skinnider played a play a key role in the struggle for independence in 1916.
# Remembrance
President pays tribute to women in Irish history at Cumann na mBan commemoration
An exclusively all female Guard of Honour, drawn from women serving in the Army, Navy and Air Corps, gathered to commemorate the women of the Cumann na mBan today.
# hidden history
Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War
Historian and archaeologists attempt to uncover secret history of over 180 civilians by the ‘old’ IRA between 1919 and 1923 in TV3 two-part doc.
Extract: How Eamon de Valera & the Irish rebels lived in English prisons
Drinking whiskey, cooking meals and helping their fellow-prisoners – Declan Dunne describes the lives of Dev and his fellow-rebels in an English jail.