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The following is an extract from the foreword to Richard Fitzgerald’s stunning book of photographs taken in Ireland over the past 45 years. ℘℘℘ For more than forty years I have...More
Dublin native Colin Farrell is teaming up with Irish-American screenwriter William Monahan for a new film, which seems to be an homage to a classic. Farrell – who will be seen later this year...More
The Irish War of Independence begins. On January 21st, 1919, a group of IRA members acting independently shot and killed two Royal Irish Constabulary officers traveling with explosives through Soloheadbeg, Co. Tipperary. In response to the attack, the British Government declared the area a Special Military Area under its Defense of the Realm Act. Though the 21st is commonly acknowledged as the start of the war, the newly organized Irish Dail (which had also held its first session on the same day as the attack) and President Éamon de Valera did not formally recognize the war with the British until over two years later, on March 11th 1921.