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#War of Independence

# war-of-independence - Friday 12 February, 2021

Michael D Higgins: There is a reluctance to criticise empire and imperialism
# The British Empire
# The British Empire

Michael D Higgins: There is a reluctance to criticise empire and imperialism

Feb 12th 2021, 11:13 AM 33,385 Views 92 Comments

Uachtarán na hÉireann wrote in the Guardian that a “feigned amnesia” of Anglo-Irish history would not help create a better future.

# war-of-independence - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Bloody Sunday: How the senseless attack in Croke Park hastened the end of British rule
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

Bloody Sunday: How the senseless attack in Croke Park hastened the end of British rule

Nov 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 57,640 Views 59 Comments

We take a look at the events of that day, using newspaper reports and archive material.

# war-of-independence - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

New exhibition shines a light on struggle between IRA and British forces in Monaghan
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

New exhibition shines a light on struggle between IRA and British forces in Monaghan

Feb 19th 2020, 5:39 PM 19,974 Views 25 Comments

The Monaghan War of Independence files include more than 500 pages of first-hand accounts from Monaghan IRA veterans

# war-of-independence - Monday 6 January, 2020

Dr Mary McAuliffe: Debate about an RIC commemoration needs more than a Black and Tans hashtag
# 1920
# 1920

Dr Mary McAuliffe: Debate about an RIC commemoration needs more than a Black and Tans hashtag

Jan 6th 2020, 6:30 PM 56,172 Views 105 Comments

The controversy around the RIC commemoration is entirely understandable, but it’s not that simple, writes Dr Mary McAuliffe.

# war-of-independence - Sunday 5 January, 2020

'Revisionism gone too far': Clare mayor to boycott Royal Irish Constabulary commemoration service
# Cathal Crowe
# Cathal Crowe

'Revisionism gone too far': Clare mayor to boycott Royal Irish Constabulary commemoration service

Jan 5th 2020, 11:34 AM 48,788 Views 184 Comments

The government recently said it will commemorate those who served in the force prior to Irish independence.

# war-of-independence - Friday 3 January, 2020

Quiz: Test your knowledge of the Irish War of Independence
# Decade Of Centenaries
# Decade Of Centenaries

Quiz: Test your knowledge of the Irish War of Independence

Jan 3rd 2020, 10:00 PM 43,693 Views 51 Comments

The government has said we are entering the “most challenging and sensitive period” of marking the centenary of past events.

# war-of-independence - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Commemoration events to mark centenary of War of Independence 'challenging and sensitive'
# Commemorations
# Commemorations

Commemoration events to mark centenary of War of Independence 'challenging and sensitive'

Dec 26th 2019, 10:00 AM 20,974 Views 68 Comments

The government hasn’t yet finalised the State programme for 1920 commemorative events.

# war-of-independence - Saturday 23 February, 2019

'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence
# Military Archives
# Military Archives

'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence

Feb 23rd 2019, 10:00 AM 27,150 Views 48 Comments

The Brigade Activity Files are the latest release by the Military Service Pensions Collection.

# war-of-independence - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Minister to lay wreath at ceremony to mark centenary of Soloheadbeg Ambush
# 100 Years
# 100 Years

Minister to lay wreath at ceremony to mark centenary of Soloheadbeg Ambush

Jan 20th 2019, 6:00 AM 17,002 Views 26 Comments

The Soloheadbeg Ambush is widely seen as the event which sparked the War of Independence.

# war-of-independence - Sunday 13 January, 2019

The Soloheadbeg Ambush and the shots heard around the world
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

The Soloheadbeg Ambush and the shots heard around the world

Jan 13th 2019, 9:15 PM 33,202 Views 38 Comments

It’s widely seen as the event which sparked the War of Independence.

# war-of-independence - Monday 7 January, 2019

What is the truth behind Resistance's forced adoption storyline that really got people talking?
# Historical Drama
# Historical Drama

What is the truth behind Resistance's forced adoption storyline that really got people talking?

Jan 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 36,272 Views 13 Comments

It’s loosely based on the incredible story of Cork spies Florence and Josephine O’Donoghue.

# war-of-independence - Friday 28 December, 2018

Fancy researching your family history from the revolutionary period? This is a good place to start...
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

Fancy researching your family history from the revolutionary period? This is a good place to start...

Dec 28th 2018, 10:00 PM 23,689 Views 6 Comments

Did you have a family member who fought in the Civil War or War of Independence?

# war-of-independence - Monday 14 May, 2018

Body of British soldier exhumed from bog in Clare
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

Body of British soldier exhumed from bog in Clare

May 14th 2018, 7:33 PM 84,179 Views 83 Comments

Private George Duff Chalmers, who was 18 when he died, will be reburied in Dublin.

# war-of-independence - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Drumcondra bridge named after UCD student executed during War of Independence
# Frank Flood
# Frank Flood

Drumcondra bridge named after UCD student executed during War of Independence

Mar 14th 2018, 7:00 PM 27,103 Views 49 Comments

19-year-old Frank Flood was the head of an IRA unit that ambushed an RIC lorry in January 1921.

# war-of-independence - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Fish and chips meets Black and Tans: Details revealed of Leo Burdock's IRA service
# Civil War
# Civil War

Fish and chips meets Black and Tans: Details revealed of Leo Burdock's IRA service

Oct 24th 2017, 9:47 AM 37,534 Views 24 Comments

The new documents also reveal his involvement in the Civil War on the Anti-Treaty side.

# war-of-independence - Saturday 19 August, 2017

IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

IRA leader Seán Russell and the story of Dublin's most controversial statue

Aug 19th 2017, 9:15 AM 47,451 Views 181 Comments

Russell was an IRA chief of staff who died on a German u-boat in 1940.

# war-of-independence - Sunday 19 March, 2017

One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane

Mar 19th 2017, 10:00 AM 18,836 Views 12 Comments

A new exhibition explores the role Custom House played while Ireland fought for independence.

# war-of-independence - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Someone carrying out home renovations in Laois found a hand grenade
# Wake Up Call
# Wake Up Call

Someone carrying out home renovations in Laois found a hand grenade

Feb 16th 2017, 2:19 PM 14,874 Views 9 Comments

Mills 36 hand grenades were regularly used throughout the War of Independence of 1919 to 1921.

# war-of-independence - Monday 26 December, 2016

The link between the Cork GAA jersey and the battle for freedom is an incredible tale
# An Fhuil Agus Bindealán
From The42
# An Fhuil Agus Bindealán

The link between the Cork GAA jersey and the battle for freedom is an incredible tale

Dec 26th 2016, 8:30 AM 7,368 Views 3 Comments

‘An Fhuil agus Bindealán’ airs on TG4 this evening, as former Cork player and manager Donal O’Grady goes on a journey through history to uncover the origins of the famous shirt.

# war-of-independence - Sunday 20 December, 2015

The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop
# 1916
# 1916

The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop

Dec 20th 2015, 9:30 PM 34,172 Views 43 Comments

Sheila and Nora Wallace were of “tremendous value” in the fight for Irish independence.

# war-of-independence - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

A 1795 time capsule placed by one of the US Founding Fathers will be opened tonight
# National Treasure
# National Treasure

A 1795 time capsule placed by one of the US Founding Fathers will be opened tonight

Jan 6th 2015, 2:39 PM 21,585 Views 65 Comments

The capsule from Samuel Adams is believed to contain old coins and documents.

# war-of-independence - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer
# Life In Frongach
# Life In Frongach

Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer

Nov 29th 2014, 9:15 AM 7,759 Views 9 Comments

Patrick Brennan’s journal will be on display in Clare Museum.

# war-of-independence - Friday 31 October, 2014

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?

Oct 31st 2014, 3:57 PM 28,978 Views 37 Comments

An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.

# war-of-independence - Friday 15 August, 2014

Member of public brings viable artillery shell to garda station
# Trim
# Trim

Member of public brings viable artillery shell to garda station

Aug 15th 2014, 12:16 PM 10,869 Views 19 Comments

The device was made safe by the Defence Forces late last night.

# war-of-independence - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Bullets, bibles and rifles: Glasnevin Cemetery wants to value your First World War artefacts
# Treasure Hunt
# Treasure Hunt

Bullets, bibles and rifles: Glasnevin Cemetery wants to value your First World War artefacts

May 17th 2014, 10:45 AM 4,616 Views 10 Comments

The cemetery is running a free Antiques Roadshow style event this weekend.

# war-of-independence - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising
# Ireland Remembers
# Ireland Remembers

Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising

Apr 20th 2014, 9:24 PM 19,996 Views 86 Comments

A wreath was laid outside the steps of the GPO with the Proclamation of the Republic also read out.

# war-of-independence - Saturday 19 April, 2014

90 Years On: Ireland 'healing her wounds' from years of war
# From The Archives
# From The Archives

90 Years On: Ireland 'healing her wounds' from years of war

Apr 19th 2014, 4:30 PM 12,827 Views 28 Comments

Amazing new footage from 1924.

# war-of-independence - Friday 7 March, 2014

An 'original Fine Gael Blueshirt uniform' has just gone on sale...on eBay
# Bidding War
# Bidding War

An 'original Fine Gael Blueshirt uniform' has just gone on sale...on eBay

Mar 7th 2014, 3:12 PM 18,557 Views 50 Comments

Dyed-in-the-wool Fine Gael members take note.

# war-of-independence - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Fancy seeing a smuggled rifle from 1914 that was found in Seán O'Casey's house?
# Irish Volunteers
# Irish Volunteers

Fancy seeing a smuggled rifle from 1914 that was found in Seán O'Casey's house?

Dec 11th 2013, 6:54 PM 12,194 Views 13 Comments

To mark the centenary of the Irish Volunteers a new exhibition at Glasnevin Cemetery also sheds light on some of those who took part in the Irish revolution.

# war-of-independence - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Home owner finds grenade from War of Independence in garden
# Grenade
# Grenade

Home owner finds grenade from War of Independence in garden

Jul 21st 2013, 3:43 PM 9,694 Views 19 Comments

A number of homes were evacuated in Drumcondra as the device was made safe.

# war-of-independence - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

Uncovering the 'Disappeared' of Irish War of Independence and Civil War

Mar 16th 2013, 8:30 AM 13,357 Views 66 Comments

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.

# war-of-independence - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes
# The Hague
# The Hague

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes

Nov 29th 2012, 9:45 AM 3,014 Views 4 Comments

The former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj had been accused of murder and torture during the Kosovo war – but has been found not guilty.

# war-of-independence - Sunday 4 November, 2012

How holy ‘apparitions’ pressed pause on War of Independence
# History
# History

How holy ‘apparitions’ pressed pause on War of Independence

Nov 4th 2012, 8:45 AM 13,679 Views 27 Comments

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.

# war-of-independence - Friday 5 October, 2012

Irish War of Independence exhibition to mark centenary of The Fianna Convention
# History
# History

Irish War of Independence exhibition to mark centenary of The Fianna Convention

Oct 5th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,615 Views 14 Comments

The exhibition includes uniforms, weaponry, photographs, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia from the time.

# war-of-independence - Monday 17 September, 2012

Controlled explosion carried out on War of Independence grenade
# Ranelagh
# Ranelagh

Controlled explosion carried out on War of Independence grenade

Sep 17th 2012, 9:43 AM 5,102 Views 8 Comments

The badly-corroded grenade was found in a garden in Ranelagh by a resident doing some excavation work.

# war-of-independence - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Read Me: ‘They wiped up the blood’ – first-hand stories from the battle for independence
# Read Me
# Read Me

Read Me: ‘They wiped up the blood’ – first-hand stories from the battle for independence

Jul 1st 2012, 6:30 PM 1,881 Views 31 Comments

Raiding the British barracks, and the brutal killing of prisoners – men recall fighting in the wars that shaped Ireland.

# war-of-independence - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook
# Anglo Irish Treaty
# Anglo Irish Treaty

Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook

May 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,971 Views 9 Comments

Communications between Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera and others involved in the negotiations are now available on Kindle and iPad.

# war-of-independence - Monday 16 April, 2012

Washington defeats Michael Collins in 'Britain's toughest enemy' poll
# Big Fella
# Big Fella

Washington defeats Michael Collins in 'Britain's toughest enemy' poll

Apr 16th 2012, 8:48 PM 8,980 Views 29 Comments

The man who led the United States to independence trumps the Corkonian rebel leader in a poll of British academics.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Apr 16th 2012, 8:32 AM 6,273 Views 6 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# war-of-independence - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Michael Collins: Still the second biggest enemy of Britain?
# Big Fella
# Big Fella

Michael Collins: Still the second biggest enemy of Britain?

Mar 20th 2012, 1:12 PM 22,306 Views 82 Comments

Online poll puts War of Independence revolutionary ahead of Rommel, Napoleon and George Washington in ‘Britain’s Greatest Foes’ list… but behind the founder of modern Turkey.

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