Michael Collins, was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance & Teachta Dala (TD) for Cork South in the First Dail of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, & member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently, he was both Chairman of the Provisional Government & Commander-in-Chief of the National Army. Throughout this time, he was also President of the Irish Republican Army. Collins was shot & killed in August 1922.
Ireland has produced several great poets including two Nobel prize winners in WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney. Here we present Ireland’s 100 favourite poems as voted for by readers of the Irish Times. We have added notes and analysis on some of the most popular.
Car parking at Dublin Airport in the early 1950s in the days before strict airport security. Aer Lingus DC-3 ‘EI-ACI’ is parked on the ramp. The building’s open balconies were very popular, and were open to the public, as was the airport’s large restaurant which gave a view of the airfield. For a time dinner-dances were held in the airport at night. The balconies were eventually closed for security reasons.