Irish History: 1870-1950

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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 …

History

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 …

Ireland

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.

Books

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 …

News (Ireland)

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> …

History

‘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, …

News (Ireland)

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, …

News (Ireland)

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 …

Genealogy

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> …

History

The 1916 prisoners released on Christmas Eve

Hundreds of internees from the Rising returned to an already changing Ireland<p>Sat, Dec 24, 2016, 07:00<p>A card from the Frongoch camp: ‘In Frongoch, …

News (Ireland)

Creative Ireland must heal a historic rift

Since the foundation of the State, its relationship with the arts has been ambiguous<p>Sat, Dec 17, 2016, 07:00<p>We will probably read and hear much about …

News (Ireland)

“Governing Paddy has never been a hopeful or a pleasant task”

Review: Poverty and land lie at heart of K Theodore Hoppen’s Governing Hibernia as he traces how Britain ruled Ireland<p><b>Book Title:</b><br>Governing Hibernia: …

History

Pearse surrender letter should not be auctioned, says Ferriter

Sale of note would debase Irish heritage in 1916 centenary year, says Diarmaid Ferriter<p>Tue, Dec 6, 2016, 01:00 Updated: Tue, Dec 6, 2016, 09:19<p>A …

History

The Road to Home Rule review: How disgust at colonial aggression fuelled Irish nationalism

Paul A Townend looks at how analogies were made with Ireland’s centuries of suffering<p><b>Book Title:</b><br>The Road to Home Rule: Anti-Imperialism and the Irish …

History

No longer forgotten: women activists from the decade of centenaries

As we develop a critical mass of gender-focused material, no one can say women were not involved in every aspect of Ireland’s revolutionary past<p>Thu, …

News (Ireland)

“Don’t Let This Get Into The Hands Of The Police”

On Easter Sunday, Ina and Nora Connolly, sisters Elizabeth and Nell Corr, Kathleen Murphy and Eilis Allen made their way from Tyrone to Dublin. They …

News (Ireland)

Visions of Ireland

We have had a number of ‘mission statements’ over the past 100 years, but have any visions become reality?<p>Assessing the extent to which historic …

Foreign Policy

BBC Radio 4 - The Anglo-Irish Century - Episode guide

Bobby Sands’ bed and Long Kesh/Maze’s afterlife

Archives and memories don’t tell the full story. That is why material things, the ‘stuff’ of imprisonment, are an important but often unconsidered …

News (Ireland)

The Year of Disappearances

<b>Cork Spy Files</b><p><b>UCC’s Extraordinary Analysis</b><p>Back in the 1970s a diligent librarian at UCC was concerned that one of the books on her shelves had a page …

‘Shot like a dog’: the murder of Francis Sheehy Skeffington and the search for truth

By Ed Mulhall<p>‘I wish to appear for myself, I am the father of the murdered man, Mr. Sheehy Skeffington’. J.B. Skeffington stood up before a crowded …

News (Ireland)

Roy Foster: ‘The Irish argue about history all the time’

Roy Foster, who is retiring after 25 years as Carroll professor of Irish history at Oxford, says that Irish people are keen on the past but often …

News (Ireland)

Patrick Pearse surrender letter goes on public display

Letter will be on exhibit until it is sold in December at an estimated price of €1.5m<p>Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 01:00<p>A letter of surrender from Patrick …

Former Minister calls for respect during commemorations to mark the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty and Civil War

Martin Mansergh echoes President Michael D Higgins in arguing that no side had a monopoly of right in their actions<p>Sun, Sep 11, 2016, …

Uncertain Futures: Essays About the Irish Past for Roy Foster review: history as a tasting menu

The ‘revisionist’ Irish historian is lavishly honoured in this high-quality collection of essays<p><b>Book Title:</b><br>Uncertain Futures: Essays about the Irish …

Fintan O’Toole: The love-hate relationship between Ireland and Britain

An Irish Times series explores Ireland’s relationship with its bigger, more powerful neighbour, our changing levels of enmity and amity and the small …

Tom Kettle: In memory, 100 years after death at the Somme

‘Tom Kettle was a truly great Irishman of whom we should all be immensely proud’<p>Fri, Sep 9, 2016, 21:00<p>Lt Tom Kettle, B Company, 9th Battalion, Royal …