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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Michael Collins

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# Béal na mBláth
Taoiseach resolves to work ‘harder than ever’ to restore Ireland’s finances
Enda Kenny’s address at Béal na mBláth also reveal details about the overall themes of Ireland’s EU presidency.
# Anniversary
Central Bank issues Michael Collins commemorative coins
The coins commemorating the 90th anniversary of the republican’s death in 1922 are available starting today from €48.
# Michael Collins
What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks?
Historian’s presentation at Glasnevin Cemetery will question how the former Minister for Finance might view the current state of affairs.
# anglo irish treaty
Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook
Communications between Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera and others involved in the negotiations are now available on Kindle and iPad.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
# Michael Collins
Swab used to clean Collins' corpse 'withdrawn from auction'
The owner of a swab used to clean the corpse of rebel leader Michael Collins has reportedly withdrawn it from an auction.
# Michael Collins
Collins hair ‘withdrawn from auction’ after family reveals sadness at sale
A lock of Michael Collins’ hair is withdrawn from sale after members of his family say they believed the auction was inappropriate.
# big fella
Washington defeats Michael Collins in 'Britain's toughest enemy' poll
The man who led the United States to independence trumps the Corkonian rebel leader in a poll of British academics.
# In Numbers
Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics
How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…
# Michael Collins
Lock of Michael Collins' hair to be auctioned
The lock of hair is amongst a range of items of historical value being auctioned off in Dublin this month. Other items include newspapers, pistols and photographs.
# big fella
Michael Collins: Still the second biggest enemy of Britain?
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.
# Welfare
Those on benefits do not have enough for 'basic standard of living'
A report being launched today highlights the difficulties of those in receipt of jobseeker’s benefit who do not have enough to meet their physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs.
# Irony
'Secret' Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921 now online
Today, the buzzwords are financial sovereignty. Exactly 90 years ago today, this treaty led to bitter war over Irish sovereignty.
# Irish Film
Watch: Saoirse Ronan with JFK and Michael Collins in IFI funding appeal
The Irish actress has joined an appeal for funding to preserve the film institute’s historic archive.
Column: McGuinness exposes the double standard at the heart of Ireland
The Sinn Féin man’s bid for the presidency may insult some, but we can’t escape our own bloody past, writes Paddy Duffy.
# Education
Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...
The Education Minister warns secondary school teachers that budgets are tight as the State’s first Finance Minister Collins had “more room for manouevre” than his most recent successor.
# Michael Collins
New light shed on death of Michael Collins
Recently studied IRA documents suggest that the ambush was “fortuitous”.
# Ireland's Greatest
John Hume tops poll to find ‘Ireland’s Greatest’
The Nobel Laureate tops an RTÉ poll, beating opposition from Bono, Mary Robinson, Michael Collins and James Connolly.