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# archive

Last year
Remembrance centre to be located at site of former Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street
The centre will honour survivors of mother and baby homes, industrial schools, reformatories, Magdalene laundries and related institutions.
All time
# grief archive
Tributes paid to people with Covid-19 who have died, as Stormont decides on next steps for the North
A woman whose parents died from Covid-19 three days apart launched an online archive of grief stories.
# national archive
'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?
Survivors want Ireland to face up to its past – but there are different views on the best way to do this.
Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report
Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
# Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof says he would accept Freedom of Dublin if it was reinstated
The paperwork and files from the Band Aid Trust is being transferred to the National Library of Ireland where it will be catalogued and exhibited.
# yeats collection
State spends €650k on WB Yeats' furniture and letters to his wife
In the past two years, the State has spent €4 million on archive material once belonging to the great Irish poet.
# the irish adverts project
Old Irish ads from the past 50 years are free to view online from today
The Irish Film Institute have been working to restore almost 8,000 rolls of film that had been damaged by mould.
# Lá fhéile Pádraig
Picture this: Looking back at Dublin's old St Patrick's Day Parades
From jesters to Wombles, from young to old, here’s a quick history of Dublin’s old St Patrick’s Day parades.
# parliament street
260-year-old map shows plans for avenue to Dublin Castle
Dublin City Council published archived photos and pictures of old documents – this map is the oldest of them.
# IFI Player
Santa on the Liffey and 1960s Dublin: A look back at Ireland's Christmas past
“Don’t talk about chimneys or reindeer, leave the country or keep up with the trends.”
# Light up
These old photos show a changing Ireland as electricity spread across the country
An interactive map lists each area connected during the rural electrification and shows when they were connected.
# archive by alexa chung
Here's what you need to know about Alexa Chung's clothing line for Marks & Spencer
It went on sale this morning.
# World War Two
Goodbye letter from Dutch resistance fighter delivered 70 years on
Peter Will wrote the letter to his wife and son shortly before being sent to a concentration camp.
# down all the days
More than his left foot: New archive shows the real life of Christy Brown
Photos, letters and paintings are all on show at the Little Museum of Dublin.
# Data dump
Wikileaks has published thousands of leaked Sony emails
And it’s all in a searchable archive. Handy.
# clontarf baths
Check out this remarkable news footage of Christmas swimmers in the '20s and '30s
What’s black and white and blue all over?
# Holiday Snaps
24 fascinating photos of Christmas in Ireland from every decade of the twentieth century
… and into this one.
# archive
Blizzards and blurs: how FC Porto won an incredible world title in Tokyo
As the FIFA Club World Cup moves towards conclusion, we look back on an incredible 1987 decider.
# archive
Manchester derbies: the top-5 most memorable matches
From Denis Law’s silky but devastating back-heel to an Eric Cantona-inspired comeback, this clash has seen it all.
# archive
Flashback: The last time Manchester United beat Chelsea at Old Trafford
THAT miss by Torres was the stand-out memory as the hosts claimed a 3-1 win.
# archive
Flashback: West Brom 5-5 Manchester United
Many would argue Fergie’s final game in charge was where it all started to go wrong but issues were already eating away at the club.
# wartime watching
Shhh! Let's go to the cinema just like it's 1914
Charlie Chaplin, looping-the-loop, and suffragettes in action get a rare outing on Dublin screen.
# archive
Where are they now? Liverpool's 1990 title-winning team
In May 1990, Liverpool were crowned league champions but whatever happened to those players?
# Precious
Christy Brown letters, photos and poems to remain in Ireland
The collection includes unpublished works and letters from his lover Beth Moore.
# fat tuesday
Mardi Gras in New Orleans a century ago was still a wild party
Give or take a few strings of beads.
# fantasy taxidermy
The 10-stone baby and the Human Fish: slow news days of old
They don’t make ‘human interest’ stories at the end of the TV news like they did in the 1940s.
# poverty gap
Ireland’s first tourism boom was… in 1907
“Determined efforts to win for the Emerald Isle some share of the sightseers’ coin have met with decided success.”
# pic of day
Have You Ordered The Turkey Yet Pic of the Day
No comment.
# documents laid
Wealth of government and historical documents available in new online library
Featuring material from the Dáil Library as well as documents laid before government, the collection dates back to the 1600s.
# xmas jumpers
Are these your favourite Late Late Toy Show moments?
RTÉ has released some special archive clips from the Late Late Show – and there are even more to come.
# open archive
National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot
The NLI has become first Irish group to feature on Google Cultural Institute, bringing their archive to world attention.
# yourstory
Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive
These top tips from National Library of Ireland’s conservation expert could help you hold onto family memories for longer.
# history lesson
Then and now: How NFL cheerleader uniforms have changed through the decades
God bless ‘em.
# set in stone
‘North’, ‘Norah’… possibly even ‘Leenwerrare’: Can you tell what’s written on this stone?
National Library of Ireland researchers have been trying to identify the inscription, but they’ve hit a wall…
# blast from the past
World's first ever web page to be brought back to life
CERN is recreating the website that launched the world wide web to mark the 20th anniversary of the Tim Berners-Lee invention.
# rhino robbery
Stolen rhino horns were removed from exhibition 'due to risk of theft'
The horns were stolen from the archives in Dublin on Wednesday night by three masked men.
# Christmas Capers
Video: Tackling Irish Christmas tree thefts in 1962
But those pesky tree thieves had to contend with the gardaí’s genius ‘element of surprise’ tactic…
# archive
PICS: Surviving Christmas during World War II
Poignant archive pictures show attempts to bring Christmas cheer and boost morale through 1939 to 1945.
# Have your say
Open Thread: what are your coolest (or weirdest) Christmas tree decorations?
The Wright Brothers knew how to deck out this tree to the max – but what have been your most memorable decorations?
# archive
National Library releases documents from Roger Casement's incarceration
Materials include portraits, documents relating to the degradation of his knighthood and touching letters to his family in the final days before his execution.
# archive
From 2000: Dublin's Dessie Farrell and his 11-year-old cousin, Seamus Coleman
Never EVER throw out old match programmes.