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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Michael Collins

All time
# 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
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.
# we go again
Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow
Some independent TDs are unhappy that certain items have been omitted from the draft document for government.
# midweek movie
14 very Irish tweets about Michael Collins last night
The whole country was watching.
# Interview
Neil Jordan: 'The kind of movies I'm known for making, they don't make them anymore"
We speak to the Oscar-winning director about Michael Collins, 20 years on.
# dev
This Alan Rickman story from the set of Michael Collins is just so Irish
Dev, ye bollix.
# green white and gold
Fan's tricolour depicts Jon Walters as another great Irish leader
The Stoke City man is dressed in full uniform as Michael Collins.
# Michael Collins
9 very Irish cocktails every Irish person needs to try at least once
“One Mai Tai Baiii, please.”
# Carrickmines
"We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'"
Actor Michael Collins speaks to us about Traveller life in Ireland, and his latest role.
# new to market
A Dublin home used by Michael Collins as a safe house is for sale...
And it’s really very swanky.
# Lost and Found
These Irish fans pulled off a prank on the big screen before the rugby match in London
Would Michael Collins and Padraig Pearse please make their way to lost and found?
# Your Say
Poll: Is too much being done to commemorate the 1916 Rising?
A commemorative event was held in west Cork for Michael Collins yesterday.
# pres ref
Michael Collins would've been too young to run for president. Welcome to #PresRef
Yes vote campaigners say that age is no measure of experience.
# 2016 commemorations
The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site
Numbers 14-17 Moore Street have been designated as a site for a Commemorative Centre.
# Criticism
Leo: Gerry Adams has quite an opinion of himself
“This is a man who likes to compare himself to Mandela, he is now comparing himself to Michael Collins.”
# Shinner dinner
Gerry Adams's gunpoint comments 'a barely concealed threat to the modern media'
The Sinn Féin president will not withdraw remarks made at a fundraising dinner in New York last week.
# house of cards
Blood-soaked hands of Michael Collins in Young Fine Gael recruitment poster is 'satire'
The poster is a take-off of the popular Netflix drama House of Cards.
# Remembrance
Grand nieces of Michael Collins present his death mask to museum
A ceremony was held at the Cathal Brugha Barracks yesterday to mark Collins’ death in 1922.
# The Big Fella
Public urged to join "ramped up" Michael Collins commemoration today
The event will be the first attended by the Defence Forces in recent decades.
# Breaking up is hard to do
'Bombshell' Fianna Fáil split in Limerick after election success
Four councillors have broken away from the party, meaning it no longer has a majority across the city and county council.
Voices
Video column: The Writer – the life and work of Tim Pat Coogan
As part of a series of interviews with Dubliners, journalist Eoin Lynch and photographer Deirdre Brennan speak to writer and journalist Tim Pat Coogan.
# The Big Fella
The REAL story of the assassination of Michael Collins
Everything you know is a lie.* (*Not really)
# From the Archives
Video: Watch Michael Collins address a crowd before it gets broken up by gunshots
Collins gives an impassioned speech before shots are fired and some fights break out.
# civil war politics
Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny
The chairperson of the Kilkenny Musical Society said feelings on this time in Irish history still run high in certain quarters.
# Irish Film
Charming video asks people to name their favourite Irish film
Into The West? Michael Collins? The Snapper? We can’t decide.
# Smithwick Tribunal
'Insulting, offensive, quite outrageous': Sinn Féin criticised over Smithwick response
The party is under pressure this morning over its response to the report of the Smithwick Tribunal which found collusion over the murder of two RUC officers by the IRA.
# Michael Collins
Defence Forces celebrate birthday of Michael Collins
Visitors to the barracks in Cork will have an opportunity to see armoured fighting vehicles including the ‘Sliabh na mBan’, which accompanied Collins at the Béal na mBláth ambush in 1922.
# rebel week
Fury in Cork as brochure calls Michael Collins a 'langer'
The brochure with the reference to the Irish revolutionary leader has since been withdrawn from circulation.
# in remembrance
Defence Forces unveils memorial to Michael Collins
On the anniversary of his death, Collins’ grand-niece unveiled the memorial and placed a wreath.
# great irish journeys
Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary
The final journey of the ‘big fella’ is travelled by the RTÉ broadcaster John Creedon in a programme to be shown this evening.
# Talking tax
Senators insists Ireland IS a tax haven, despite ambassador’s letter
Carl Levin and John McCain have dismissed the Irish ambassador’s account of Ireland’s corporate tax system.
# coola boola
Fran from Love/Hate is back... in this new Irish movie
The first clip from King of the Travellers shows a sulky race on Dublin streets.
# Famous son
Liam Neeson awarded freedom of his home town Ballymena
The 60-year-old says despite his globetrotting and international fame, he remains “99.9 per cent Ballymena”.
# Back to Work
Hillary Clinton returns to work, to meet with American ambassador to Ireland
Following a series of health problems including a blood clot in her head, the US Secretary of State has a full schedule this week ahead of her departure later this month.
# review 2012
First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.
# Historic
Free State came into being 90 years ago this week
Flashback to the turbulent beginning of Saorstát Éireann, which was hurtling towards civil war even as it gained statehood.
# Michael Collins
First military census shows pressures faced by 1922 army
Head of the new National Army Michael Collins faced serious administrative challenges as new force took over British barracks.
# 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.
# Man on the Moon
Obama and Aldrin lead tributes to 'American hero' Neil Armstrong
The US president, and the man who first joined him on the moon, pay tribute to the late astronaut.
# One Small Step
In pictures: the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969
From launch to landing: NASA archive images from the first successful manned moon landing mission.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today…