On next Wednesday 17th June 2015 Barry Keane, author of 'Massacre in West Cork', will challenge the British Home Office, the Metropolitan Police and the United Kingdom Information Commissioners at a tribunal in London to release the contents of a file listed as 'paid informants in Irish Secret Societies 1886-1910'. The case listed as EA/2015/0013 Keane v HO and [...]
Letters to the Editor. In his column last week, Kevin Myers referred to my grandfather, Frank Busteed, as a 'serial killer'. It is a historically and militarily deranged comment. It is also unfortunately all too typical of Mr. Myers' commentary on the war of Independence, in which my grandfather as proud to serve. Yes, he [...]
O'Donovan Rossa Funeral Souvenir
Pat O'Hagan pictured with one of the mausers from the Asgard that were landed at Howth in 1914. This and several other mausers from the Asgard will be on show in 2016 in the Ambassador Theatre, Dublin. http://irishvolunteers.org/revolution-1916-the-exhibition-ambassador-theatre/
By Diarmuid Gannon. James Gannon, A company 2nd battalion 1st battaltion na fianna Eireann Dublin brigade. He was also member of Collins Dublin Guard.
Ninety-four years ago this week - Capture and execution of I.R.A. Volunteers. On the morning of January 28, 1921, in an area known as Godfrey's Cross, located about 20km. west of Cork city and roughly half way between the villages of Coachford and Dripsey, an IRA ambush party of men from the 6th Battalion Cork No. 1 Brigade lay in wait for a convoy of British troops that regularly used this road when travelling between Ballincollig Barracks and Macroom.
By Eamon Murphy: Fifth Battalion (Engineers) Council as at July 1921. Back (L-R): Lieutenants E. Whelan, C. McCarthy, P. Purfield and M. Kerr. Second Row (L-R): Lieutenants H. Kenny, J. O'Connell, E. Cullen, E. Kelly, J. Murphy and M. Kelly. Front (L-R): Lieutenant J.O'Hara, Captains S. J. O'Reilly, J. Ryan, T. McMahon, Garry Holohan and [...]