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# Centenary

Last year
2022
# War of Independence
Michael Collins’ diaries to be made public for first time
The five diaries cover the period from 1918 to Collins’ death in 1922.
# 100 years
Arthur Griffith remembered in Leinster House following criticism of a lack of State commemoration
A ceremony took place in Leinster House following criticism about the lack of a State commemoration.
# On this Day
The Battle of Dublin: It's 100 years since the Four Courts assault that launched the Civil War
Pro-Treaty forces hoped the attack would bring conflict to a close but historians say it prolonged hostilities.
# Centenary
Northern Ireland centenary celebrated in shadow of Edward Carson – and Covid-19
The Orange Order pledged to defend the place of Northern Ireland in the UK.
# Centenary
Series of events planned to mark 100 years since formation of Gardaí
Today marks the centenary of the inaugural meeting of the foundation committee that led to the creation of the police force.
# Centenary
Poll: Have you read James Joyce's Ulysses?
Joyce’s masterpiece was published on this day 100 years ago.
# Micheál Martin
Ireland has much to learn from history of division, Taoiseach says
Micheál Martin was speaking at an academic conference marking 100 years since the handing over of Dublin Castle by the British.
All time
# 100 years on
Quiz: How well do you know the history of the Treaty negotiations?
The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed 100 years ago this week.
Voices
Burning the Custom House: Some Dublin firefighters played significant role by deliberately spreading the blaze
Las Fallon explores the role of Dublin Fire Brigade members in aiding the attack.
Voices
The Burning of the Custom House was one of the landmark events in the War of Independence - here's what happened
It’s 100 years since the IRA attacked the administrative heart of the British civil service in Ireland.
# Centenary
Northern Ireland marks 100 years since its creation
Much like the day NI was founded, there will be no huge celebrations or grand ceremonies today.
# the british empire
Michael D Higgins: There is a reluctance to criticise empire and imperialism
Uachtarán na hÉireann wrote in the Guardian that a “feigned amnesia” of Anglo-Irish history would not help create a better future.
# Decade of Centenaries
UK government to spend £3 million marking Northern Ireland centenary
Boris Johnson said the centenary needed to be marked “sensitively”.
# Centenary
'Profound sadness and outrage': 14 victims of Bloody Sunday remembered 100 years on
Only a limited number of people could attend the event at Croke Park but the GAA encouraged people to light a candle in their homes.
Voices
Donal Fallon: 100 years on from the IRA assassinations of Bloody Sunday morning, mysteries remain
The historian sets the scene of the morning of that fateful day 100 years ago today and the killings that preceded the Croke Park massacre.
# Centenary
Major funding for NI centenary set to be announced, as local politicians push for greater role in planning
Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been involved in meetings planning the centenary events.
# Decade of Centenaries
Quiz: Test your knowledge of the Irish War of Independence
The government has said we are entering the “most challenging and sensitive period” of marking the centenary of past events.
# Centenary
'A grand experiment': Northern Ireland's creation will be commemorated in 2020
The Government of Ireland Act was passed in December 1920.
# Commemorations
Commemoration events to mark centenary of War of Independence 'challenging and sensitive'
The government hasn’t yet finalised the State programme for 1920 commemorative events.
# echo chamber
Dáil centenary site cost €180,000 to build but fails to draw visitors
Public was made aware of the site via tweets from Oireachtas Twitter account.
# Centenary
Quartet of South American nations make joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
A potential bid by Ireland and Britain would face opposition from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
# Centenary
The Dáil sat for the very first time 100 years ago tomorrow. Here's what they talked about
Many of those elected to the Dáil were listed as “fé ghlas ag Gallaibh” (imprisoned by the foreigners).
# Commemorations
Government urged to apologise for the at least 77 executed by Free State during Civil War
In the Dáil in 2011, Leo Varadkar said those executed without trial during this time period were “murdered”.
# Centenary
1918 was an 'incredibly dramatic year' for Ireland
We took a trip to the archives to find out about some of the fascinating people involved.
# Centenary
On this day 100 years ago, Irish women got the vote
We take a look at the important moments leading up to the momentous event.
# Centenary
Calls to move Presidential Inauguration date as it will clash with Armistice Day memorial
Labour and Sinn Féin said the date should be changed.
# historic day
100 years on from Gaelic Sunday: When the GAA made a defiant stand against the British Empire
This weekend clubs across Ireland are asked to honour the brave men and women who gathered in uprising against their oppressors.
# Exhibition
Posters and postcards show how Irish suffragists were 'ridiculed and feared'
The fascinating documents are on show until September.
# Alcock and Brown 100
Heroes of the first transatlantic flight Alcock and Brown to be celebrated at Clifden centenary
In June 1919 John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown made history being the first people to complete a non-stop transatlantic flight
# the model county
Wexford will wear this special commemorative jersey for their Leinster SFC opener
It’s 100 years since the Model County won four successive All-Ireland titles.
# rms leinster
'Devastation on both sides of the Atlantic': 100 years on from Ireland's worst maritime disaster
More than 500 people died when the RMS Leinster was sunk by three torpedoes in 1918.
# snapshot of ireland
Step into the archives and look back at the incredible year of 1918
This week we brought you the story of Ireland 100 years ago.
# Centenary
From the archives: A Christmas card from Countess Markievicz in Holloway Prison
In our final piece marking the centenary of the women’s vote in 1918, we take a look at items in the archive related to Countess Markievicz.
# Centenary
This Waterford woman's diary shows us what life was like in Ireland 100 years ago
It was written by Rosamond Jacob, a feminist and suffragist.
# votes for women
Fighting for equality: The life of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington
The suffragette smashed a window at Dublin Castle in 1912.
# Centenary
On this day 100 years ago, Irish women got the vote
We take a look at the important moments leading up to the momentous event.
# Centenary
What the National Library archives tell us about the 'incredibly dramatic year' of 1918
We took a trip to the archives to find out about some of the fascinating people involved.
# vote 100
UK government will commemorate the election of republican Countess Markievicz next December
Constance Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the 1916 Rising, but her life was spared because she was a woman.
# Moore Street
'The whole street is dying' - Moore Street traders feel they're being wiped out
Marie Cullen has been working beneath scaffolding on Moore Street for the past year.
# Centenary
Poll: Have you ever read a book by James Joyce?
Be honest.