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# Dublin Castle
An Garda Síochána considered place for RUC in force's museum as part of Decade of Centenaries
The proposal was one of a number of considerations put forward by the force last year.
# Department of Justice
Justice Department tried to soothe 'nonsense' RIC commemoration concerns
Internal records show how controversy started to build from 2 January – three days before the Clare mayor announced his boycott.
# ge2020
Timmy Dooley loses out as FF mayor who started RIC boycott wins seat in Clare
Michael McNamara (Independent) and Violet Anne Wynne (Sinn Féin) were also elected on the same count.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Why #blackandtans was trending in 2020 - and what's next for State commemorations?
We’re joined by two experts to discuss what went wrong and what we can learn from it.
# Commemorations
Taoiseach refuses to be drawn on future of RIC commemoration
Varadkar was asked about the renewed success of the rebel song Come Out Ye Black and Tans.
# 1920
The RIC commemoration was dropped - but here's what else is scheduled for this 'challenging' centenary year
The government has said commemorating the period will be “challenging” but how did that lead to the RIC controversy?
# Irish Unity
United Ireland is 'further away' now due to RIC commemoration fall out - Varadkar
He pointed to opposition politicians and said an unnecessary controversy was caused.
# Backlash
Charlie Flanagan 'shocked by nastiness and vitriol' he received over RIC commemoration
The chair of the Expert Advisory Group also described the planning as ‘a bit of a mess’.
# commemoration
Explainer: Who were the RIC?
The Government’s controversial commemoration had been the subject of much criticism this week.
# royal irish constabulary
The government has cancelled this month's contentious RIC commemoration event
The government had come in for sustained criticism over the scheduling of the event.
# Controversy
Diarmaid Ferriter: Expert Advisory Group 'did not recommend State commemoration of the RIC'
Ferriter, a member of the EAG, told today that the group had envisioned an academic event such as a conference or seminar.
'An error of judgement': Martin criticises RIC commemoration but says those attending should be respected
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the event “should be cancelled”.
Dr Mary McAuliffe: Debate about an RIC commemoration needs more than a Black and Tans hashtag
The controversy around the RIC commemoration is entirely understandable, but it’s not that simple, writes Dr Mary McAuliffe.
# royal irish constabulary
Varadkar says it's 'regrettable' that some politicians will boycott RIC commemoration service
The government recently said it will commemorate those who served in the force prior to Irish independence.
# Cathal Crowe
'Revisionism gone too far': Clare mayor to boycott Royal Irish Constabulary commemoration service
The government recently said it will commemorate those who served in the force prior to Irish independence.
# Military archives
'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence
The Brigade Activity Files are the latest release by the Military Service Pensions Collection.
# Forgotten
New book argues RIC was not a 'colonial oppressive police force'
The book, written by a serving garda sergeant, pays tribute to the 46 Irish RIC men who were killed during the War of Independence.
# History
How holy ‘apparitions’ pressed pause on War of Independence
Visitations of the Virgin Mary to a teenage boy and ‘bleeding’ statues in Templemore, Co Tipperary seized the country – even causing Michael Collins to get involved in the mysterious case.
# History
Irish War of Independence exhibition to mark centenary of The Fianna Convention
The exhibition includes uniforms, weaponry, photographs, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia from the time.