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Sunday 11 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# War of Independence

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# Ranelagh
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.
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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”.
# History
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.
# Revolution
In pictures: Revolutionary Ireland 1913-1923
Major new photographic exhibition shows the bloody reality of life in Ireland from the 1913 Lockout to the tortured birth of the Republic.
# Competition
WIN: Tickets to Guests of the Nation at the NCH
Fancy attending the world premiere of the newly-restored 1935 film set to Niall Byrne’s new score? Read on…
Slideshow: Auction of Independence items
Hundreds of historical items going under the hammer today included Constance Markievicz’s handgun.