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#Michael Collins

# michael-collins - Friday 8 January, 2021

Explainer: The curious case of Michael Collins' bloodstained cap being removed from museum display
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

Explainer: The curious case of Michael Collins' bloodstained cap being removed from museum display

Jan 8th 2021, 5:39 PM 25,025 Views 27 Comments

The National Museum of Ireland said the 2005 decision was ‘primarily’ about preserving the hat.

# michael-collins - Friday 31 July, 2020

'People are going blind': Bus of waitlisted cataract patients to journey up North for surgery
# Belfast Or Blind
# Belfast Or Blind

'People are going blind': Bus of waitlisted cataract patients to journey up North for surgery

Jul 31st 2020, 3:55 PM 14,772 Views 25 Comments

As of the end of June, there were 6,023 patients waiting for a cataract procedure.

# michael-collins - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Micheál Martin plans on hanging Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins portraits side-by-side in his office
# Party Politics
# Party Politics

Micheál Martin plans on hanging Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins portraits side-by-side in his office

Jun 28th 2020, 6:45 PM 49,217 Views 119 Comments

Martin said it will act as a symbol of historic government coalition that was formed this week.

# michael-collins - Monday 13 April, 2020

Quiz: Michael Collins is on TV again tonight - how well do you know the movie?
# Irish History
# Irish History

Quiz: Michael Collins is on TV again tonight - how well do you know the movie?

Apr 13th 2020, 10:00 PM 57,010 Views 84 Comments

Test your knowledge of the 1996 classic.

# michael-collins - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Independent Cork TD apologises for calling Shane Ross a 'scumbag'
# Michael Collins
# Michael Collins

Independent Cork TD apologises for calling Shane Ross a 'scumbag'

Feb 12th 2020, 11:09 AM 42,993 Views 63 Comments

Michael Collins withdrew his comment, saying it was “over the top”.

# michael-collins - Saturday 28 December, 2019

'Take them to hell': The curious tale of the hidden Russian jewels and Dev's deal with the Bolsheviks
# State Papers
# State Papers

'Take them to hell': The curious tale of the hidden Russian jewels and Dev's deal with the Bolsheviks

Dec 28th 2019, 12:00 PM 31,292 Views 9 Comments

The jewels were given as security by Russian envoy in America in 1920 for a $20,000 loan advanced by the Irish Republic.

# michael-collins - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

'I hope I don't follow the fate of Michael Collins': Veteran Tory MP namechecks Irish leader in Commons debate
# The Big Fella
# The Big Fella

'I hope I don't follow the fate of Michael Collins': Veteran Tory MP namechecks Irish leader in Commons debate

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:06 PM 31,623 Views 39 Comments

MP Owen Paterson quoted Collins’ speech during the December 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty debates in the Dáil.

# michael-collins - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Government chief whip says procedure for establishing Direct Provision centres 'unfair' on locals
# Oughterard
# Oughterard

Government chief whip says procedure for establishing Direct Provision centres 'unfair' on locals

Sep 18th 2019, 5:55 PM 14,626 Views 43 Comments

Seán Kyne TD added that the State has a duty to provide for asylum seekers.

# michael-collins - Sunday 18 August, 2019

How much do you know about Michael Collins?
# Quiz
# Quiz

How much do you know about Michael Collins?

Aug 18th 2019, 9:00 PM 60,000 Views 76 Comments

Let’s test your knowledge of The Big Fella.

# michael-collins - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Astronaut Michael Collins returns to Apollo 11 launch site 50 years to the day since mission lifted off
# One Small Step
# One Small Step

Astronaut Michael Collins returns to Apollo 11 launch site 50 years to the day since mission lifted off

Jul 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 22,357 Views 46 Comments

Collins spoke at length about his experience on the mission and about NASA’s next moon programme.

# michael-collins - Saturday 13 July, 2019

'The excitement of it was magical': How Ireland tuned in to watch Apollo 11 make history
# One Small Step
# One Small Step

'The excitement of it was magical': How Ireland tuned in to watch Apollo 11 make history

Jul 13th 2019, 10:30 AM 14,000 Views 40 Comments

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.

# michael-collins - Thursday 9 August, 2018

'5,000 men needed to recreate Bloody Sunday 1920 - no jeans' - Neil Jordan donates archive to National Library
# Michael Collins
# Michael Collins

'5,000 men needed to recreate Bloody Sunday 1920 - no jeans' - Neil Jordan donates archive to National Library

Aug 9th 2018, 1:05 PM 15,165 Views 11 Comments

The archive will be digitised and put on display.

# michael-collins - Monday 18 June, 2018

Former Ireland U21 player becomes youngest manager in England's top four divisions
# Big Promotion
From The42
# Big Promotion

Former Ireland U21 player becomes youngest manager in England's top four divisions

Jun 18th 2018, 10:12 AM 10,093 Views 4 Comments

Michael Collins has been named as Bradford City’s new head coach.

# michael-collins - Sunday 22 April, 2018

16 of the oddest Amazon reviews of Irish films
# 5 Stars
From The Daily Edge
# 5 Stars

16 of the oddest Amazon reviews of Irish films

Apr 22nd 2018, 9:30 PM 8,843 Views 4 Comments

Some people just don’t think Michael Collins is Irish enough.

# michael-collins - Sunday 28 January, 2018

The Michael Collins movie was on last night and people had some opinions on his and Kitty's relationship
# Goals
From The Daily Edge
# Goals

The Michael Collins movie was on last night and people had some opinions on his and Kitty's relationship

Jan 28th 2018, 10:23 AM 12,229 Views 9 Comments

“Oh yeah, so he has time to start a revolution but I can’t get my big fella to text me back?”

# michael-collins - Monday 18 December, 2017

'It's Belfast or go blind': Bus of elderly head on eight-hour journey up North for cataract surgery
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'It's Belfast or go blind': Bus of elderly head on eight-hour journey up North for cataract surgery

Dec 18th 2017, 9:56 PM 16,982 Views 36 Comments

There are currently more than 8,500 people on the cataract waiting list in Ireland.

# michael-collins - Saturday 21 October, 2017

'It belongs in the bin': Expanding Cork city has potential to be destructive across rural Ireland say TDs
# Dangerous Precedent
# Dangerous Precedent

'It belongs in the bin': Expanding Cork city has potential to be destructive across rural Ireland say TDs

Oct 21st 2017, 9:45 AM 17,916 Views 39 Comments

Rural TDs fear expanding Cork city would set a dangerous precedent in councils across the country.

# michael-collins - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Michael Collins 'would not be happy' with suggestions Ireland follow Britain out of EU
# Was It For This
# Was It For This

Michael Collins 'would not be happy' with suggestions Ireland follow Britain out of EU

Jul 8th 2017, 6:50 AM 16,448 Views 146 Comments

MEP Seán Kelly said it is “daft” to suggest Ireland should make itself economically dependent on the UK again.

# michael-collins - Sunday 25 June, 2017

18 observations every Irish person makes when they're watching Michael Collins
# The Big Fella
From The Daily Edge
# The Big Fella

18 observations every Irish person makes when they're watching Michael Collins

Jun 25th 2017, 9:00 PM 27,152 Views 1 Comment

“Jonathan Rhys Meyers you little shit”

# michael-collins - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Ireland's biggest movie studio is up for sale, but developers won't be allowed build houses there
# House Ban
# House Ban

Ireland's biggest movie studio is up for sale, but developers won't be allowed build houses there

Feb 12th 2017, 7:00 AM 16,871 Views 7 Comments

Wicklow’s Ardmore Studios, previously home to films like Michael Collins, is up for sale.

# michael-collins - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Leo Varadkar: "I foresee a united Ireland at some point in the future"
# Ireland's Future
# Ireland's Future

Leo Varadkar: "I foresee a united Ireland at some point in the future"

Aug 21st 2016, 1:01 PM 22,741 Views 112 Comments

Minister Leo Varadkar was giving his speech at the Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration in Glasnevin cemetery today.

# michael-collins - Sunday 5 June, 2016

"It's a bear pit" - 100 days in, our newest TDs talk the hours, income, and oddities that come with Dáil life
# Finding Their Feet
# Finding Their Feet

"It's a bear pit" - 100 days in, our newest TDs talk the hours, income, and oddities that come with Dáil life

Jun 5th 2016, 8:30 AM 17,879 Views 17 Comments

There are a huge amount of first-time TDs in the 32nd Dáil. Here’s how they’ve been finding life in their new home.

# michael-collins - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow

May 5th 2016, 3:40 PM 31,378 Views 149 Comments

Some independent TDs are unhappy that certain items have been omitted from the draft document for government.

# michael-collins - Thursday 17 March, 2016

14 very Irish tweets about Michael Collins last night
# Midweek Movie
From The Daily Edge
# Midweek Movie

14 very Irish tweets about Michael Collins last night

Mar 17th 2016, 9:19 AM 9,277 Views 0 Comments

The whole country was watching.

# michael-collins - Friday 26 February, 2016

Neil Jordan: 'The kind of movies I'm known for making, they don't make them anymore"
# Interview
# Interview

Neil Jordan: 'The kind of movies I'm known for making, they don't make them anymore"

Feb 26th 2016, 8:00 PM 18,341 Views 9 Comments

We speak to the Oscar-winning director about Michael Collins, 20 years on.

# michael-collins - Thursday 14 January, 2016

This Alan Rickman story from the set of Michael Collins is just so Irish
# Dev
From The Daily Edge
# Dev

This Alan Rickman story from the set of Michael Collins is just so Irish

Jan 14th 2016, 6:20 PM 17,818 Views 4 Comments

Dev, ye bollix.

# michael-collins - Friday 11 December, 2015

Fan's tricolour depicts Jon Walters as another great Irish leader
# Green White And Gold
From The42
# Green White And Gold

Fan's tricolour depicts Jon Walters as another great Irish leader

Dec 11th 2015, 1:19 PM 6,312 Views 21 Comments

The Stoke City man is dressed in full uniform as Michael Collins.

# michael-collins - Thursday 26 November, 2015

9 very Irish cocktails every Irish person needs to try at least once
# Michael Collins
From The Daily Edge
# Michael Collins

9 very Irish cocktails every Irish person needs to try at least once

Nov 26th 2015, 12:09 PM 11,441 Views 2 Comments

“One Mai Tai Baiii, please.”

# michael-collins - Saturday 24 October, 2015

"We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'"
# Carrickmines
# Carrickmines

"We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'"

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 61,506 Views 87 Comments

Actor Michael Collins speaks to us about Traveller life in Ireland, and his latest role.

# michael-collins - Thursday 15 October, 2015

A Dublin home used by Michael Collins as a safe house is for sale...
# New To Market
# New To Market

A Dublin home used by Michael Collins as a safe house is for sale...

Oct 15th 2015, 12:34 PM 13,912 Views 6 Comments

And it’s really very swanky.

# michael-collins - Sunday 27 September, 2015

These Irish fans pulled off a prank on the big screen before the rugby match in London
# Lost And Found
From The Daily Edge
# Lost And Found

These Irish fans pulled off a prank on the big screen before the rugby match in London

Sep 27th 2015, 4:26 PM 17,844 Views 11 Comments

Would Michael Collins and Padraig Pearse please make their way to lost and found?

# michael-collins - Monday 24 August, 2015

Poll: Is too much being done to commemorate the 1916 Rising?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is too much being done to commemorate the 1916 Rising?

Aug 24th 2015, 9:23 AM 18,615 Views 106 Comments

A commemorative event was held in west Cork for Michael Collins yesterday.

# michael-collins - Monday 4 May, 2015

Michael Collins would've been too young to run for president. Welcome to #PresRef
# Pres Ref
# Pres Ref

Michael Collins would've been too young to run for president. Welcome to #PresRef

May 4th 2015, 6:30 PM 20,369 Views 95 Comments

Yes vote campaigners say that age is no measure of experience.

# michael-collins - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site
# 2016 Commemorations
# 2016 Commemorations

The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site

Mar 31st 2015, 7:15 PM 16,636 Views 37 Comments

Numbers 14-17 Moore Street have been designated as a site for a Commemorative Centre.

# michael-collins - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Leo: Gerry Adams has quite an opinion of himself
# Criticism
# Criticism

Leo: Gerry Adams has quite an opinion of himself

Nov 13th 2014, 9:42 AM 11,342 Views 189 Comments

“This is a man who likes to compare himself to Mandela, he is now comparing himself to Michael Collins.”

# michael-collins - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Gerry Adams's gunpoint comments 'a barely concealed threat to the modern media'
# Shinner Dinner
# Shinner Dinner

Gerry Adams's gunpoint comments 'a barely concealed threat to the modern media'

Nov 12th 2014, 3:43 PM 30,979 Views 305 Comments

The Sinn Féin president will not withdraw remarks made at a fundraising dinner in New York last week.

# michael-collins - Monday 15 September, 2014

Blood-soaked hands of Michael Collins in Young Fine Gael recruitment poster is 'satire'
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

Blood-soaked hands of Michael Collins in Young Fine Gael recruitment poster is 'satire'

Sep 15th 2014, 4:57 PM 18,904 Views 113 Comments

The poster is a take-off of the popular Netflix drama House of Cards.

# michael-collins - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Grand nieces of Michael Collins present his death mask to museum
# Remembrance
# Remembrance

Grand nieces of Michael Collins present his death mask to museum

Aug 23rd 2014, 2:49 PM 24,697 Views 29 Comments

A ceremony was held at the Cathal Brugha Barracks yesterday to mark Collins’ death in 1922.

# michael-collins - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Public urged to join "ramped up" Michael Collins commemoration today
# The Big Fella
# The Big Fella

Public urged to join "ramped up" Michael Collins commemoration today

Aug 17th 2014, 7:30 AM 15,474 Views 116 Comments

The event will be the first attended by the Defence Forces in recent decades.

# michael-collins - Friday 30 May, 2014

'Bombshell' Fianna Fáil split in Limerick after election success
# Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
# Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

'Bombshell' Fianna Fáil split in Limerick after election success

May 30th 2014, 3:10 PM 35,054 Views 101 Comments

Four councillors have broken away from the party, meaning it no longer has a majority across the city and county council.

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