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# black lives matter
Dublin City Council confirms Shelbourne hotel statues to be reinstated
Historian Kyle Leyden has argued that there are “definite issues” with the statues – even if they are not depicting slaves.
# a living history
'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery
Historian Conor Dodd talks to us about the enduring appeal of the place where 1.5 million people have been laid to rest.
# hidden history
Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?
An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.
# RIP
Glasnevin historian Shane MacThomais dies
Colourful tour guide, passionate about preservation of cemetery’s legacy, passed away yesterday.
# historian
Royal Irish Academy appoints first woman president in 229 years
The academy appointed its second female chief executive in November 2013.
Voices
Column: Objects can tell us startling stories about our history - we should cherish them
Ireland is lucky to have so many national treasures that reveal our shared past; we should be proud and share them with the world, says Ruth Hegarty.
# paws for thought
PIC: Cats… ruining people’s lives since the 15th century
This is why they can’t have nice things.