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Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft during the Moon landing, has died aged 90
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Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft during the Moon landing, has died aged 90

Apr 28th 2021, 6:39 PM 22,274 Views 57 Comments

Michael Collins piloted the orbiting command module as his colleages landed on the Moon.

Explainer: The curious case of Michael Collins' bloodstained cap being removed from museum display
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Explainer: The curious case of Michael Collins' bloodstained cap being removed from museum display

Jan 8th 2021, 5:39 PM 25,255 Views 27 Comments

The National Museum of Ireland said the 2005 decision was ‘primarily’ about preserving the hat.

'People are going blind': Bus of waitlisted cataract patients to journey up North for surgery
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'People are going blind': Bus of waitlisted cataract patients to journey up North for surgery

Jul 31st 2020, 3:55 PM 14,906 Views 25 Comments

As of the end of June, there were 6,023 patients waiting for a cataract procedure.

Micheál Martin plans on hanging Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins portraits side-by-side in his office
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Micheál Martin plans on hanging Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins portraits side-by-side in his office

Jun 28th 2020, 6:45 PM 49,328 Views 120 Comments

Martin said it will act as a symbol of historic government coalition that was formed this week.

Quiz: Michael Collins is on TV again tonight - how well do you know the movie?
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Quiz: Michael Collins is on TV again tonight - how well do you know the movie?

Apr 13th 2020, 10:00 PM 57,156 Views 84 Comments

Test your knowledge of the 1996 classic.

Independent Cork TD apologises for calling Shane Ross a 'scumbag'
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Independent Cork TD apologises for calling Shane Ross a 'scumbag'

Feb 12th 2020, 11:09 AM 43,018 Views 63 Comments

Michael Collins withdrew his comment, saying it was “over the top”.

'Take them to hell': The curious tale of the hidden Russian jewels and Dev's deal with the Bolsheviks
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'Take them to hell': The curious tale of the hidden Russian jewels and Dev's deal with the Bolsheviks

Dec 28th 2019, 12:00 PM 31,441 Views 9 Comments

The jewels were given as security by Russian envoy in America in 1920 for a $20,000 loan advanced by the Irish Republic.

'I hope I don't follow the fate of Michael Collins': Veteran Tory MP namechecks Irish leader in Commons debate
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'I hope I don't follow the fate of Michael Collins': Veteran Tory MP namechecks Irish leader in Commons debate

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:06 PM 31,650 Views 39 Comments

MP Owen Paterson quoted Collins’ speech during the December 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty debates in the Dáil.

Government chief whip says procedure for establishing Direct Provision centres 'unfair' on locals
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Government chief whip says procedure for establishing Direct Provision centres 'unfair' on locals

Sep 18th 2019, 5:55 PM 14,633 Views 43 Comments

Seán Kyne TD added that the State has a duty to provide for asylum seekers.

How much do you know about Michael Collins?
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How much do you know about Michael Collins?

Aug 18th 2019, 9:00 PM 60,178 Views 76 Comments

Let’s test your knowledge of The Big Fella.

Astronaut Michael Collins returns to Apollo 11 launch site 50 years to the day since mission lifted off
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Astronaut Michael Collins returns to Apollo 11 launch site 50 years to the day since mission lifted off

Jul 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 22,387 Views 46 Comments

Collins spoke at length about his experience on the mission and about NASA’s next moon programme.

'The excitement of it was magical': How Ireland tuned in to watch Apollo 11 make history
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'The excitement of it was magical': How Ireland tuned in to watch Apollo 11 make history

Jul 13th 2019, 10:30 AM 14,086 Views 40 Comments

It was in the early hours of 21 July 1969 that Irish audiences first heard Neil Armstrong’s famous words as he stepped onto the surface.

'5,000 men needed to recreate Bloody Sunday 1920 - no jeans' - Neil Jordan donates archive to National Library
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'5,000 men needed to recreate Bloody Sunday 1920 - no jeans' - Neil Jordan donates archive to National Library

Aug 9th 2018, 1:05 PM 15,186 Views 11 Comments

The archive will be digitised and put on display.

Former Ireland U21 player becomes youngest manager in England's top four divisions
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Former Ireland U21 player becomes youngest manager in England's top four divisions

Jun 18th 2018, 10:12 AM 10,097 Views 4 Comments

Michael Collins has been named as Bradford City’s new head coach.

16 of the oddest Amazon reviews of Irish films
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16 of the oddest Amazon reviews of Irish films

Apr 22nd 2018, 9:30 PM 8,846 Views 4 Comments

Some people just don’t think Michael Collins is Irish enough.

The Michael Collins movie was on last night and people had some opinions on his and Kitty's relationship
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The Michael Collins movie was on last night and people had some opinions on his and Kitty's relationship

Jan 28th 2018, 10:23 AM 12,240 Views 9 Comments

“Oh yeah, so he has time to start a revolution but I can’t get my big fella to text me back?”

'It's Belfast or go blind': Bus of elderly head on eight-hour journey up North for cataract surgery
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'It's Belfast or go blind': Bus of elderly head on eight-hour journey up North for cataract surgery

Dec 18th 2017, 9:56 PM 17,112 Views 36 Comments

There are currently more than 8,500 people on the cataract waiting list in Ireland.

'It belongs in the bin': Expanding Cork city has potential to be destructive across rural Ireland say TDs
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'It belongs in the bin': Expanding Cork city has potential to be destructive across rural Ireland say TDs

Oct 21st 2017, 9:45 AM 17,918 Views 38 Comments

Rural TDs fear expanding Cork city would set a dangerous precedent in councils across the country.

Michael Collins 'would not be happy' with suggestions Ireland follow Britain out of EU
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Michael Collins 'would not be happy' with suggestions Ireland follow Britain out of EU

Jul 8th 2017, 6:50 AM 16,491 Views 146 Comments

MEP Seán Kelly said it is “daft” to suggest Ireland should make itself economically dependent on the UK again.

18 observations every Irish person makes when they're watching Michael Collins
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# The Big Fella

18 observations every Irish person makes when they're watching Michael Collins

Jun 25th 2017, 9:00 PM 27,354 Views 1 Comment

“Jonathan Rhys Meyers you little shit”

Ireland's biggest movie studio is up for sale, but developers won't be allowed build houses there
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Ireland's biggest movie studio is up for sale, but developers won't be allowed build houses there

Feb 12th 2017, 7:00 AM 16,901 Views 7 Comments

Wicklow’s Ardmore Studios, previously home to films like Michael Collins, is up for sale.

Leo Varadkar: "I foresee a united Ireland at some point in the future"
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Leo Varadkar: "I foresee a united Ireland at some point in the future"

Aug 21st 2016, 1:01 PM 22,758 Views 112 Comments

Minister Leo Varadkar was giving his speech at the Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration in Glasnevin cemetery today.

"It's a bear pit" - 100 days in, our newest TDs talk the hours, income, and oddities that come with Dáil life
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"It's a bear pit" - 100 days in, our newest TDs talk the hours, income, and oddities that come with Dáil life

Jun 5th 2016, 8:30 AM 17,908 Views 16 Comments

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.

Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow
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Dáil to vote for Taoiseach for the fourth time tomorrow

May 5th 2016, 3:40 PM 31,381 Views 149 Comments

Some independent TDs are unhappy that certain items have been omitted from the draft document for government.

14 very Irish tweets about Michael Collins last night
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# Midweek Movie

14 very Irish tweets about Michael Collins last night

Mar 17th 2016, 9:19 AM 9,314 Views 0 Comments

The whole country was watching.

Neil Jordan: 'The kind of movies I'm known for making, they don't make them anymore"
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Neil Jordan: 'The kind of movies I'm known for making, they don't make them anymore"

Feb 26th 2016, 8:00 PM 18,422 Views 9 Comments

We speak to the Oscar-winning director about Michael Collins, 20 years on.

This Alan Rickman story from the set of Michael Collins is just so Irish
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This Alan Rickman story from the set of Michael Collins is just so Irish

Jan 14th 2016, 6:20 PM 17,976 Views 4 Comments

Dev, ye bollix.

Fan's tricolour depicts Jon Walters as another great Irish leader
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Fan's tricolour depicts Jon Walters as another great Irish leader

Dec 11th 2015, 1:19 PM 6,313 Views 21 Comments

The Stoke City man is dressed in full uniform as Michael Collins.

9 very Irish cocktails every Irish person needs to try at least once
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9 very Irish cocktails every Irish person needs to try at least once

Nov 26th 2015, 12:09 PM 11,597 Views 2 Comments

“One Mai Tai Baiii, please.”

"We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'"
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"We're going 'mother of God, how are we going to survive in this country?'"

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 61,703 Views 87 Comments

Actor Michael Collins speaks to us about Traveller life in Ireland, and his latest role.

A Dublin home used by Michael Collins as a safe house is for sale...
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A Dublin home used by Michael Collins as a safe house is for sale...

Oct 15th 2015, 12:34 PM 13,992 Views 6 Comments

And it’s really very swanky.

These Irish fans pulled off a prank on the big screen before the rugby match in London
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# Lost And Found

These Irish fans pulled off a prank on the big screen before the rugby match in London

Sep 27th 2015, 4:26 PM 17,847 Views 11 Comments

Would Michael Collins and Padraig Pearse please make their way to lost and found?

Poll: Is too much being done to commemorate the 1916 Rising?
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Poll: Is too much being done to commemorate the 1916 Rising?

Aug 24th 2015, 9:23 AM 18,620 Views 106 Comments

A commemorative event was held in west Cork for Michael Collins yesterday.

Michael Collins would've been too young to run for president. Welcome to #PresRef
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Michael Collins would've been too young to run for president. Welcome to #PresRef

May 4th 2015, 6:30 PM 20,376 Views 95 Comments

Yes vote campaigners say that age is no measure of experience.

The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site
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The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site

Mar 31st 2015, 7:15 PM 16,655 Views 37 Comments

Numbers 14-17 Moore Street have been designated as a site for a Commemorative Centre.

Leo: Gerry Adams has quite an opinion of himself
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Leo: Gerry Adams has quite an opinion of himself

Nov 13th 2014, 9:42 AM 11,358 Views 187 Comments

“This is a man who likes to compare himself to Mandela, he is now comparing himself to Michael Collins.”

Gerry Adams's gunpoint comments 'a barely concealed threat to the modern media'
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Gerry Adams's gunpoint comments 'a barely concealed threat to the modern media'

Nov 12th 2014, 3:43 PM 31,006 Views 305 Comments

The Sinn Féin president will not withdraw remarks made at a fundraising dinner in New York last week.

Blood-soaked hands of Michael Collins in Young Fine Gael recruitment poster is 'satire'
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Blood-soaked hands of Michael Collins in Young Fine Gael recruitment poster is 'satire'

Sep 15th 2014, 4:57 PM 18,933 Views 113 Comments

The poster is a take-off of the popular Netflix drama House of Cards.

Grand nieces of Michael Collins present his death mask to museum
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Grand nieces of Michael Collins present his death mask to museum

Aug 23rd 2014, 2:49 PM 24,934 Views 29 Comments

A ceremony was held at the Cathal Brugha Barracks yesterday to mark Collins’ death in 1922.

Public urged to join "ramped up" Michael Collins commemoration today
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Public urged to join "ramped up" Michael Collins commemoration today

Aug 17th 2014, 7:30 AM 15,485 Views 116 Comments

The event will be the first attended by the Defence Forces in recent decades.

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