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'Bombshell' Fianna Fáil split in Limerick after election success
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'Bombshell' Fianna Fáil split in Limerick after election success

May 30th 2014, 3:10 PM 35,074 Views 101 Comments

Four councillors have broken away from the party, meaning it no longer has a majority across the city and county council.

Video column: The Writer – the life and work of Tim Pat Coogan
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Video column: The Writer – the life and work of Tim Pat Coogan

May 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 189 Views 6 Comments

As part of a series of interviews with Dubliners, journalist Eoin Lynch and photographer Deirdre Brennan speak to writer and journalist Tim Pat Coogan.

The REAL story of the assassination of Michael Collins
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The REAL story of the assassination of Michael Collins

May 4th 2014, 12:30 PM 5,496 Views 2 Comments

Everything you know is a lie.* (*Not really)

Video: Watch Michael Collins address a crowd before it gets broken up by gunshots
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Video: Watch Michael Collins address a crowd before it gets broken up by gunshots

Apr 20th 2014, 10:15 AM 27,503 Views 88 Comments

Collins gives an impassioned speech before shots are fired and some fights break out.

Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny
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Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny

Mar 25th 2014, 9:45 PM 13,573 Views 27 Comments

The chairperson of the Kilkenny Musical Society said feelings on this time in Irish history still run high in certain quarters.

Charming video asks people to name their favourite Irish film
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Charming video asks people to name their favourite Irish film

Mar 4th 2014, 2:32 PM 4,320 Views 16 Comments

Into The West? Michael Collins? The Snapper? We can’t decide.

'Insulting, offensive, quite outrageous': Sinn Féin criticised over Smithwick response
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'Insulting, offensive, quite outrageous': Sinn Féin criticised over Smithwick response

Dec 5th 2013, 9:54 AM 11,770 Views 312 Comments

The party is under pressure this morning over its response to the report of the Smithwick Tribunal which found collusion over the murder of two RUC officers by the IRA.

Defence Forces celebrate birthday of Michael Collins
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Defence Forces celebrate birthday of Michael Collins

Oct 16th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,054 Views 59 Comments

Visitors to the barracks in Cork will have an opportunity to see armoured fighting vehicles including the ‘Sliabh na mBan’, which accompanied Collins at the Béal na mBláth ambush in 1922.

Fury in Cork as brochure calls Michael Collins a 'langer'
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Fury in Cork as brochure calls Michael Collins a 'langer'

Oct 1st 2013, 10:57 AM 14,919 Views 74 Comments

The brochure with the reference to the Irish revolutionary leader has since been withdrawn from circulation.

Defence Forces unveils memorial to Michael Collins
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Defence Forces unveils memorial to Michael Collins

Aug 22nd 2013, 2:40 PM 13,232 Views 98 Comments

On the anniversary of his death, Collins’ grand-niece unveiled the memorial and placed a wreath.

Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary
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Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary

Jul 21st 2013, 8:15 AM 15,891 Views 74 Comments

The final journey of the ‘big fella’ is travelled by the RTÉ broadcaster John Creedon in a programme to be shown this evening.

Senators insists Ireland IS a tax haven, despite ambassador’s letter
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Senators insists Ireland IS a tax haven, despite ambassador’s letter

May 31st 2013, 5:01 PM 11,898 Views 82 Comments

Carl Levin and John McCain have dismissed the Irish ambassador’s account of Ireland’s corporate tax system.

Fran from Love/Hate is back... in this new Irish movie
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Fran from Love/Hate is back... in this new Irish movie

Mar 11th 2013, 10:04 AM 14,530 Views 24 Comments

The first clip from King of the Travellers shows a sulky race on Dublin streets.

Liam Neeson awarded freedom of his home town Ballymena
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Liam Neeson awarded freedom of his home town Ballymena

Jan 28th 2013, 8:14 PM 9,581 Views 22 Comments

The 60-year-old says despite his globetrotting and international fame, he remains “99.9 per cent Ballymena”.

Hillary Clinton returns to work, to meet with American ambassador to Ireland
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Hillary Clinton returns to work, to meet with American ambassador to Ireland

Jan 7th 2013, 10:27 AM 3,481 Views 3 Comments

Following a series of health problems including a blood clot in her head, the US Secretary of State has a full schedule this week ahead of her departure later this month.

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
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First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,894 Views 7 Comments

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

Free State came into being 90 years ago this week
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Free State came into being 90 years ago this week

Dec 9th 2012, 7:45 AM 15,705 Views 88 Comments

Flashback to the turbulent beginning of Saorstát Éireann, which was hurtling towards civil war even as it gained statehood.

First military census shows pressures faced by 1922 army
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First military census shows pressures faced by 1922 army

Nov 13th 2012, 8:23 AM 13,871 Views 20 Comments

Head of the new National Army Michael Collins faced serious administrative challenges as new force took over British barracks.

How holy ‘apparitions’ pressed pause on War of Independence
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How holy ‘apparitions’ pressed pause on War of Independence

Nov 4th 2012, 8:45 AM 13,723 Views 27 Comments

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.

Obama and Aldrin lead tributes to 'American hero' Neil Armstrong
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Obama and Aldrin lead tributes to 'American hero' Neil Armstrong

Aug 26th 2012, 10:12 AM 4,578 Views 24 Comments

The US president, and the man who first joined him on the moon, pay tribute to the late astronaut.

In pictures: the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969
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In pictures: the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969

Aug 25th 2012, 8:45 PM 17,915 Views 101 Comments

From launch to landing: NASA archive images from the first successful manned moon landing mission.

The Evening Fix: Sunday
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The Evening Fix: Sunday

Aug 19th 2012, 7:57 PM 9,142 Views 3 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Taoiseach resolves to work ‘harder than ever’ to restore Ireland’s finances
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Taoiseach resolves to work ‘harder than ever’ to restore Ireland’s finances

Aug 19th 2012, 4:12 PM 11,084 Views 111 Comments

Enda Kenny’s address at Béal na mBláth also reveal details about the overall themes of Ireland’s EU presidency.

Central Bank issues Michael Collins commemorative coins
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Central Bank issues Michael Collins commemorative coins

Aug 15th 2012, 3:05 PM 15,812 Views 58 Comments

The coins commemorating the 90th anniversary of the republican’s death in 1922 are available starting today from €48.

What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks?
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What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks?

Aug 12th 2012, 8:00 AM 8,829 Views 62 Comments

Historian’s presentation at Glasnevin Cemetery will question how the former Minister for Finance might view the current state of affairs.

Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook
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Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook

May 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,005 Views 10 Comments

Communications between Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera and others involved in the negotiations are now available on Kindle and iPad.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
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The Daily Fix: Thursday

Apr 19th 2012, 8:03 PM 4,560 Views 4 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Swab used to clean Collins' corpse 'withdrawn from auction'
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Swab used to clean Collins' corpse 'withdrawn from auction'

Apr 19th 2012, 7:27 PM 3,840 Views 13 Comments

The owner of a swab used to clean the corpse of rebel leader Michael Collins has reportedly withdrawn it from an auction.

Collins hair ‘withdrawn from auction’ after family reveals sadness at sale
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Collins hair ‘withdrawn from auction’ after family reveals sadness at sale

Apr 17th 2012, 9:41 PM 9,378 Views 30 Comments

A lock of Michael Collins’ hair is withdrawn from sale after members of his family say they believed the auction was inappropriate.

Washington defeats Michael Collins in 'Britain's toughest enemy' poll
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Washington defeats Michael Collins in 'Britain's toughest enemy' poll

Apr 16th 2012, 8:48 PM 8,999 Views 29 Comments

The man who led the United States to independence trumps the Corkonian rebel leader in a poll of British academics.

Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics
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Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics

Apr 14th 2012, 7:30 PM 3,931 Views 1 Comment

How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…

Lock of Michael Collins' hair to be auctioned
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Lock of Michael Collins' hair to be auctioned

Apr 9th 2012, 5:49 PM 5,063 Views 72 Comments

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.

Michael Collins: Still the second biggest enemy of Britain?
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Michael Collins: Still the second biggest enemy of Britain?

Mar 20th 2012, 1:12 PM 22,551 Views 82 Comments

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.

Those on benefits do not have enough for 'basic standard of living'
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Those on benefits do not have enough for 'basic standard of living'

Feb 6th 2012, 8:31 AM 5,020 Views 135 Comments

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.

'Secret' Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921 now online
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'Secret' Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921 now online

Dec 6th 2011, 10:32 PM 6,672 Views 35 Comments

Today, the buzzwords are financial sovereignty. Exactly 90 years ago today, this treaty led to bitter war over Irish sovereignty.

Watch: Saoirse Ronan with JFK and Michael Collins in IFI funding appeal
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Watch: Saoirse Ronan with JFK and Michael Collins in IFI funding appeal

Nov 4th 2011, 11:06 AM 1,548 Views 7 Comments

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
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Column: McGuinness exposes the double standard at the heart of Ireland

Sep 28th 2011, 7:30 AM 192 Views 128 Comments

The Sinn Féin man’s bid for the presidency may insult some, but we can’t escape our own bloody past, writes Paddy Duffy.

Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...
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Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...

Apr 26th 2011, 6:34 PM 1,433 Views 0 Comments

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.

New light shed on death of Michael Collins
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New light shed on death of Michael Collins

Oct 27th 2010, 8:40 PM 2,875 Views 2 Comments

Recently studied IRA documents suggest that the ambush was “fortuitous”.