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# War of Independence

This year
Forgotten 10 member Thomas Bryan honoured with commemerative plaque at Dublin family home
The young IRA volunteer fought in the war of Independence and was hanged this day 102 years ago.
Last year
Records of compensation claims during War of Independence and Civil War to be released
Minister Catherine Martin said the collection ‘brings home the true reality of the human cost of those turbulent times’.
The death of Michael Collins and the what-ifs of Irish history
The revolutionary-turned finance minister died aged just 32.
Michael Collins’ diaries to be made public for first time
The five diaries cover the period from 1918 to Collins’ death in 1922.
Shoot-out on Irish border remembered 100 years on
A gun battle took place at a railway station in the border town of Clones that claimed the lives of several people.
All time
The Burning of the Custom House was one of the landmark events in the War of Independence - here's what happened
It’s 100 years since the IRA attacked the administrative heart of the British civil service in Ireland.
Michael D Higgins: There is a reluctance to criticise empire and imperialism
Uachtarán na hÉireann wrote in the Guardian that a “feigned amnesia” of Anglo-Irish history would not help create a better future.
Bloody Sunday: How the senseless attack in Croke Park hastened the end of British rule
We take a look at the events of that day, using newspaper reports and archive material.
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
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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
The Soloheadbeg Ambush and the shots heard around the world
It’s widely seen as the event which sparked the War of Independence.
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.
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?
Body of British soldier exhumed from bog in Clare
Private George Duff Chalmers, who was 18 when he died, will be reburied in Dublin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer
Patrick Brennan’s journal will be on display in Clare Museum.
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.
Member of public brings viable artillery shell to garda station
The device was made safe by the Defence Forces late last night.
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.
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.
90 Years On: Ireland 'healing her wounds' from years of war
Amazing new footage from 1924.
An 'original Fine Gael Blueshirt uniform' has just gone on sale...on eBay
Dyed-in-the-wool Fine Gael members take note.
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.
Home owner finds grenade from War of Independence in garden
A number of homes were evacuated in Drumcondra as the device was made safe.
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.
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.
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.
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.