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#War of Independence

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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?

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’ 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

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

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

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?

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

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 This post contains images

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 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 This post contains videos This post contains images

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.

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

Irish War of Independence exhibition to mark centenary of The Fianna Convention History This post contains images

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.

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

Controlled explosion carried out on War of Independence grenade

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

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

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

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

Nine things to know this morning…

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

Michael Collins: Still the second biggest enemy of Britain? Big Fella This post contains images

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.

# war-of-independence - Friday 16 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Nike apologises for 'insensitive' Black and Tan sneakers... sort of Oops

Nike apologises for 'insensitive' Black and Tan sneakers... sort of

The sportswear manufacturer admits the ‘Black and Tan’ name was “insensitive”, but says it was “unofficially added by some”.

# war-of-independence - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

What was it like to take part in 1916 Rising or War of Independence?

You’ll soon be able to find out when witness statements are released online – including audio files made in the 1940s.

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