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The Irish Independence Film Collection

The period 1900-1930 was one of the most turbulent in Irish history, with WW1, the Easter Rising, the War of Independence, the Irish Civil War all …

Higgins is right that history should be compulsory for Junior Cert

We should be aware of the ignorance the downgrading of history has generated elsewhere<p>Sat, May 5, 2018, 05:00<p>After he became Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar …

What do archivists keep (or not)?

On the big screen, archives are generally mysterious places. Archives both hide and reveal secrets that move the plot along. But one of the biggest …

How do we disentangle Redmond’s legacy and achievements?

The shadow of the Split lay over Redmond’s leadership like a pall

How do we disentangle Redmond’s legacy and achievements?

The shadow of the Split lay over Redmond’s leadership like a pall<p>Sat, Mar 3, 2018, 06:00<p>The Irish politician and judge, Lord Edward Carson, speaks at …

Donald Trump has made March 'Irish-American Heritage Month'

House Speaker Paul Ryan, US President Donald Trump, and former Taoiseach Enda Kenny on St Patrick's Day last year.<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan, US …

Culture plan: €1.4bn allocated to ‘enhance’ museums, galleries, heritage sites

Not clear how much of funding is new money and how much is already accounted for in existing allocations<p>Fri, Feb 16, 2018, 14:27<p>The National …

Sisters in Arms – An Irishman’s Diary about sibling rivalry in Ireland’s revolutionary years

Fri, Feb 17, 2017, 00:01<p>One of the great clichés of Ireland’s Civil War is that it divided “brother against brother”. Less often heard is that it …

Bloodbath to whitewash: the Civil War crimes of Paddy O’Daly

The atrocities carried out by O’Daly’s Kerry Command in the name of the Free State far surpassed anything carried out by either side during the Civil …

War

Romantic notions no match for ugly realities of war

The focus extends to the Civil War and this reveals some of the book's strongest material<p>Beggars Bush Military Barracks (formerly the headquarters of …

War

The five most famous Irish women you've never heard of (including the lady who coined the term 'birth control')

The 'most dangerous woman in America', coining the term 'birth control' and the inspiration for Wonder Woman<p>The 'most dangerous woman in America', …

Women's History

Lest we forget: commemorating the events of 1918

The pivotal place of 1918 in European and Irish history will make 2018 a busy centenary<p>Sat, Dec 30, 2017, 06:00<p>One hundred years ago the first World …

Ireland

Approach to Civil War commemoration will test our national maturity

Dr Maurice Manning said commemorations may revive painful memories of loss and dispossession<p>Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 21:59<p>How Ireland approaches the …

War

‘Viciousness’ of Irish Civil War should be examined - President

Michael D Higgins says conflict ‘destroyed warm relationships’ in his own family<p>Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 20:19 Updated: Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 20:20<p>President …

War

Liam Cosgrave defended his father’s controversial actions during the Civil War

WT Cosgrave’s government was responsible for the execution of 77 anti-Treaty rebels during the Civil War, an action which caused lasting …

The Guardian view on oral history: the power of witness | Editorial

Great historic moments are brought to life with vivid authority by the personal testimony of those who were there<p>This August is a month of anniversaries – the 100th year since the opening barrage was fired at Passchendaele, and 70 years since Indian independence and the terrible trauma of …

Vladimir Putin

Selfless Radical

<i>Helena Molony: A Radical Life, 1883-1967</i>, by Nell Regan, Arlen House, 290 pp, €20, ISBN: 978-1851321650<p>It is hard to believe that this is the first …

Civil Service

The U.S. Military in Ireland Centenary Project

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of United States forces in Ireland to participate in World War One. Thousands of Americans were based …

War

The signatures of Collins, Griffith and Markievicz are all in this book (but Eamon de Valera's is not)

Exactly 100 years on from the historic East Clare by-election, an incredibly rare autograph book has made its way back to Ennis.

Watch a clip of the film the Irish government didn't want us to see ... in 1935

A new 90-minute documentary will tell the complete story of the Irish Revolution for the first time in colour.<p>Exclusive to British Pathé TV and …

The Free State’s forgotten soldiers: The National Army monument at Glasnevin.

Michael Collins’ grave at Glasnevin, the National Army memorial is inscribed on the low wall around the main grave. (Photo courtesy of</b> …

‘Put him in to get him out’ – An Irishman’s Diary on Joe McGuinness, Sinn Féin and a pivotal byelection victory in 1917

Tue, May 9, 2017, 00:01<p>The South Longford byelection of May 1917 gave rise to one of the most memorable slogans in the history of Irish politics, …

Great Britain

Revealed: Ireland’s 19th-century US emigrants in their own words

US civil war pension files give voice to Irish emigrant family life and may well be the greatest social treasure trove on 19th-century Irish people …

How to create an app icon in Illustrator

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a calculator app icon in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll use different shape tools, pen tool, along with the …

Never forget? Memory’s role in Irish culture

From 1916 to the Troubles, the Famine to institutional child abuse, what we remember and what we choose to forget is worth studying<p>Fri, Feb 10, 2017, …

Ireland

Discover the 20+ transferable skills that make PhDs totally employable

As a PhD or post-doc you get very used to thinking about yourself as a specialist within a specialism – for instance I studied within the Arts and …

Unique collection of 1916 autographs goes online

A unique collection of autograph books owned by prisoners at the time of the Easter Rising is now available to view online.<p>The Office of Public Works …

Books

The 2016 Rising centenary: What did it all mean?

Crowds on Dublin’s O’Connell Street watch the Irish Air Corps fly past during the 2016 Easter Rising commemoration. (Pic Courtesy of Irish Times).<b>By</b> …

Anna Bryson reflects on the impact of award-winning work with Oral Histories Archive

IT IS fair to say that Dr Anna Bryson is a good listener – and now has a major award to prove it. Over the course of a fast-tracked career as a …

Humanities