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# Michael Collins

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Government approves €95 million in funding for greyhound and horse racing industries
Opposition TDs and an advocacy group claimed the funding is a “waste” of public funds.
This year
Hundreds gather to watch new statue of Michael Collins be unveiled in Cork City
The statue is a “nostalgic nod” to an iconic photograph taken of him in Wexford in 1922.
National Ploughing Championships' cashless ticketing system '100% a health and safety measure'
It follows claims from Rural Independent TD Michael Collins that the ticketing system is a ‘decision to push a cashless agenda’.
Rural Independents accused of ‘scaremongering’ during Dáil debate on supposed cattle cull
Ministers said a cull had never been proposed by the government
Agriculture Minister says farmers 'very much up for' scheme that would see reduction in dairy herd
Rural Independent TD Michael Collins said it is a ‘secret plot to massacre our precious cows’.
Calls to restore historic Aran Islands ferry capsized in Dublin dock
The ship was the main mode of transport connecting Galway to the Aran Islands from the 60s to the 80s.
Last year
'Charlton’s team sure set a mighty bandwagon in motion'
Paul Doyle recalls the circumstances surrounding Ireland’s famous 1994 World Cup clash with Italy.
Shillelagh and letters belonging to Michael Collins to go under the hammer at auction
An estimated price of €3,000 to €4,000 has been set for “The Big Fella’s Shillelagh”.
Arrest made as gardaí investigate object thrown at Taoiseach during Béal na Bláth event
The incident happened at the Taoiseach’s speech in Cork yesterday.
Michael Collins' family and Defence Forces mark centenary of death
Collins was shot and killed during an ambush by anti-treaty forces in Co Cork.
The death of Michael Collins and the what-ifs of Irish history
The revolutionary-turned finance minister died aged just 32.
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.
History made at Michael Collins centenary commemoration – Varadkar
Thousands of people are at the ceremony, taking place in Collins’s native West Cork.
'I was never a fan of de Valera': Neil Jordan on the legacy of his Michael Collins biopic
The film is credited, along with a biography published around the same time, of bringing Collins’s role as a revolutionary to prominence.
Tycoon Ben Dunne selling art collection featuring high-profile Lavery painting
Among them is John Lavery’s Sketch For Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 1922 – the painting of the funeral of Michael Collins.
Mary Lou McDonald: Michael Collins is a divisive figure, but history is complex
As the anniversary of Collins’ death approaches this weekend, the Sinn Féin leader examines his legacy.
Michael Collins’ diaries to be made public for first time
The five diaries cover the period from 1918 to Collins’ death in 1922.
AIB says it 'will not proceed' with plans to make 70 branches cashless in wake of massive backlash
The bank confirmed the news in a statement this afternoon.
The bank said it would not be proceeding with the move due to "customer and public unease".
The decision has been welcomed by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and the Irish League of Credit Unions.
The statement came as three Rural Independent Group TDs demanded to speak with the bank's CEO at AIB HQ this morning.
AIB to appear before Finance Committee over decision to go cashless at 70 branches
AIB should 'reconsider' decision to make 70 branches cashless, says Taoiseach
Salads and cycling aren't weird: Taoiseach comes to Eamon Ryan's defence amid Dáil criticism
Independent TD Mattie McGrath said Martin was drinking too much green tea and that it had gone to his head.
Lock of Michael Collins’ hair sells for over €21,000 at auction
A revolver owned by the republican leader was also sold for over €10,000.
Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of Dublin Castle handover taking place today
On 16 January 1922 at 1.45pm, the Viceroy of Ireland formally handed over power.
All time
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
Senator urges Government to acquire Michael Collins artifacts before they are auctioned
The items are to go up for auction next week.
Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft during the Moon landing, has died aged 90
Michael Collins piloted the orbiting command module as his colleages landed on the Moon.
Explainer: The curious case of Michael Collins' bloodstained cap being removed from museum display
The National Museum of Ireland said the 2005 decision was ‘primarily’ about preserving the hat.
'People are going blind': Bus of waitlisted cataract patients to journey up North for surgery
As of the end of June, there were 6,023 patients waiting for a cataract procedure.
Micheál Martin plans on hanging Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins portraits side-by-side in his office
Martin said it will act as a symbol of historic government coalition that was formed this week.
Quiz: Michael Collins is on TV again tonight - how well do you know the movie?
Test your knowledge of the 1996 classic.
Independent Cork TD apologises for calling Shane Ross a 'scumbag'
Michael Collins withdrew his comment, saying it was “over the top”.
'Take them to hell': The curious tale of the hidden Russian jewels and Dev's deal with the Bolsheviks
The jewels were given as security by Russian envoy in America in 1920 for a $20,000 loan advanced by the Irish Republic.
'I hope I don't follow the fate of Michael Collins': Veteran Tory MP namechecks Irish leader in Commons debate
MP Owen Paterson quoted Collins’ speech during the December 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty debates in the Dáil.
Government chief whip says procedure for establishing Direct Provision centres 'unfair' on locals
Seán Kyne TD added that the State has a duty to provide for asylum seekers.
How much do you know about Michael Collins?
Let’s test your knowledge of The Big Fella.
Astronaut Michael Collins returns to Apollo 11 launch site 50 years to the day since mission lifted off
Collins spoke at length about his experience on the mission and about NASA’s next moon programme.
'The excitement of it was magical': How Ireland tuned in to watch Apollo 11 make history
It was in the early hours of 21 July 1969 that Irish audiences first heard Neil Armstrong’s famous words as he stepped onto the surface.
'5,000 men needed to recreate Bloody Sunday 1920 - no jeans' - Neil Jordan donates archive to National Library
The archive will be digitised and put on display.
Former Ireland U21 player becomes youngest manager in England's top four divisions
Michael Collins has been named as Bradford City’s new head coach.
16 of the oddest Amazon reviews of Irish films
Some people just don’t think Michael Collins is Irish enough.
The Michael Collins movie was on last night and people had some opinions on his and Kitty's relationship
“Oh yeah, so he has time to start a revolution but I can’t get my big fella to text me back?”
'It's Belfast or go blind': Bus of elderly head on eight-hour journey up North for cataract surgery
There are currently more than 8,500 people on the cataract waiting list in Ireland.