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“The women who died for Ireland” – Cumann na mBan fatalities in the War of Independence & Civil War –

Constance Markievicz in Citizen Army uniform. She was the first woman elected to the British or Irish parliaments in 1918. By Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc   Twenty Nineteen marks the centenary of the appointment of Constance Markievicz as Minister for Labour in Dáil Éireann. This was a remarkable event in Continue Reading

Today in Irish History – August 22, 1922 – Béal na mBláth, The Shooting Of Michael Collins

Collins National Army uniform. The death of Michael Collins, by John Dorney. Michael Collins was the IRA Director of Intelligence, Minister for Finance of the underground Republican government of 1919-21 and, unofficially, the leading figure in the independence struggle against the British. After he, Arthur Griffith and the other negotiators Continue Reading