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# Michael Collins

    # dublin docks
    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.
    # EXTRACT
    '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.
    # Michael Collins
    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”.
    # Michael Collins
    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.
    # Civil War
    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.
    # Michael Collins
    The death of Michael Collins and the what-ifs of Irish history
    The revolutionary-turned finance minister died aged just 32.
    # Collins 100
    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.
    # Michael Collins
    History made at Michael Collins centenary commemoration – Varadkar
    Thousands of people are at the ceremony, taking place in Collins’s native West Cork.
    # Michael Collins
    '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.
    # Art Collection
    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.
    Voices
    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.
    # War of Independence
    Michael Collins’ diaries to be made public for first time
    The five diaries cover the period from 1918 to Collins’ death in 1922.
    # AIB
    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.
    # Belfast
    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.
    # 100 years on
    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.
    # Michael Collins
    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
    # Historical Significance
    Senator urges Government to acquire Michael Collins artifacts before they are auctioned
    The items are to go up for auction next week.
    # Apollo 11
    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.
    # hidden history
    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.
    # belfast or blind
    '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.
    # party politics
    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.
    # Irish History
    Quiz: Michael Collins is on TV again tonight - how well do you know the movie?
    Test your knowledge of the 1996 classic.
    # Michael Collins
    Independent Cork TD apologises for calling Shane Ross a 'scumbag'
    Michael Collins withdrew his comment, saying it was “over the top”.
    # State Papers
    '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.
    # The Big Fella
    '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.
    # Oughterard
    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.
    # Quiz
    How much do you know about Michael Collins?
    Let’s test your knowledge of The Big Fella.
    # One Small Step
    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.
    # One Small Step
    '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.
    # Michael Collins
    '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.
    # big promotion
    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.
    # 5 Stars
    16 of the oddest Amazon reviews of Irish films
    Some people just don’t think Michael Collins is Irish enough.
    # goals
    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?”
    # Waiting Lists
    '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.
    # dangerous precedent
    'It belongs in the bin': Expanding Cork city has potential to be destructive across rural Ireland say TDs
    Rural TDs fear expanding Cork city would set a dangerous precedent in councils across the country.
    # was it for this
    Michael Collins 'would not be happy' with suggestions Ireland follow Britain out of EU
    MEP Seán Kelly said it is “daft” to suggest Ireland should make itself economically dependent on the UK again.
    # The Big Fella
    18 observations every Irish person makes when they're watching Michael Collins
    “Jonathan Rhys Meyers you little shit”
    # house ban
    Ireland's biggest movie studio is up for sale, but developers won't be allowed build houses there
    Wicklow’s Ardmore Studios, previously home to films like Michael Collins, is up for sale.
    # Ireland's future
    Leo Varadkar: "I foresee a united Ireland at some point in the future"
    Minister Leo Varadkar was giving his speech at the Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration in Glasnevin cemetery today.
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