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# history lesson

This year
Irish in Australia remember Orphan Girls as they mark National Famine Commemoration Day
The teenagers and young women travelled to Australia from the workhouses under the Earl Grey Scheme.
All time
Graham Potter quips he needs Brighton ‘history lesson’ after fans' boos
The Seagulls’ winless streak has been extended to eight Premier League games.
All first-year students will have to study history as part of the Junior Cycle from September
History is now a core subject on the Junior Cycle.
Hennessey 'desperate' to be educated about Hitler and Nazism, says Roy Hodgson
Wayne Hennessey escaped punishment for an alleged Nazi salute after claiming ignorance and now wants to be educated on the subject.
'The Crusader' was never intended to be a mummy ... and he may not even have been a crusader
As the church tour guide explains, not much is known about the life of the figure known as ‘The Crusader’.
Eric Reid, ‘Big’ Jim Larkin and your NFL week 5 preview
The Panthers did right by Reid, but why did it take so long asks Steve O’Rourke.
Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons'
The White House Press Secretary is under fire once again for his comments.
Fermanagh man Dolan sent packing at Ally Pally as his second round hoodoo continues
Jelle Klassen proved too strong for ‘The History Maker’.
Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State
Author Colm Wallace tells the story of soldier-turned-criminal William Downes.
Walt Disney came to Ireland in search of leprechauns and gold
The Hollywood legend has, in fact, a direct line to county Kilkenny.
Letter from Vienna: A footballing great, the Ireland curse and Harry's Challenge
Ben Blake has learned all about the man Austria’s Ernst-Happel Stadium is named after on the latest away trip.
The GAA was founded 132 years ago today - but what happened at the first meeting?
The billiards room of Lizzy Hayes’ Commercial Hotel, Thurles was the starting point of the GAA as we know it.
CNN host's 'Irish Lives Matter' joke caught on mic at Democrat convention
John King, who is of Irish descent, said he wasn’t making fun of the speaker.
The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty
Patrick Aylward, 63, was accused of burning a young child to death.
The story of the chip shop, a Hollywood actor and Pearse's 1916 surrender
The Kingfisher sadly burnt down last week, and the site has an interesting history
Stade de France set to host two of Ireland's greatest sporting moments of 2016
Both this weekend’s Six Nations clash and Ireland’s Euro 2016 curtain-raiser are being staged at the Paris ground.
Ireland v Poland: History shows draws not enough
Ireland and Poland face off for only the third time competitively but a draw mentality might backfire.
Germans reject talk of Algerian 'revenge'
Jogi Loew isn’t buying talk that the infamous 1982 carve up with Austria is a factor in 2014.
Did you know self-heating cans of soup were a thing in the 1940s?
A welcome comfort for WWII soldiers…if they didn’t explode.
Teacher causes uproar by giving non-alcoholic beer to primary school class
The beer was offered to students during a history lesson.
Hilarious old British print shows just what our Irish women were made of
It shows an Irish Peg tackle a macaroni…but the parsnip loses. Confused? Read on…
'When are the other boys coming?' WWI posters try to recruit Irish friends
Guilt, fear and the lure of hero worship were all used by the Dublin recruitment office in 1915. Check out the posters.
This was the first ever news article written about Facebook
“I think it’s kind of silly that it would take the University a couple of years to get around to it. I can do it better than they can, and I can do it in a week.”
Ireland has always been the best small country in the world in which to do business
See this 1919 American newspaper article for ‘proof’.
American campaign to help 'starving, cold, barefooted children' of Ireland
The advertisement was found in the archives of the Washington Herald from 24 March 1921.
The story behind a Dublin chorus girl's British Military Medal
Louisa Nolan’s acts even made headlines in the US.
Then and now: How NFL cheerleader uniforms have changed through the decades
God bless ‘em.
So what happened when the Council of State was convened in the past?
Today will be the 27th time the Council of State has been convened to discuss legislation – but it’s not the first time abortion laws have been discussed.
Brazil still haunted by 1950 final defeat to Uruguay at the Maracana
The South American pair face off in the Confederations Cup semi-final tonight with Big Phil’s men out to avenge one of the nation’s most heartbreaking losses.
VIDEO: A stroll through Dublin in 1915
Can you spot what has changed and what has stayed the same?
From the photo archives: Easter Sunday through the 20th century
Easter around the world, from 1929 to 1979.
8 things The Wedding Singer taught us about the 80s
From the birth of hip hop to Madonna’s influence on fashion.
Letterman springs a history quiz on David Cameron
The talk show host presented the British prime minister with a citizenship challenge.
Olympics: London's third time shows how Games have changed
The English capital is gearing up for its time in the spotlight. They’ve been here before, but never like this.
Explainer: The Third Home Rule Bill is 100 years old today. What did it do?
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Third Home Rule Bill to Westminster. But what was it?
GAA rows in behind cultural centre being planned for Killarney
An independent company has garnered wide-ranging support for its efforts to build a museum next to the home of Kerry GAA.
Here's 7 things you (probably) didn't know about Ireland's Euro 2012 base
Following the announcement that Trap’s team are set to make Gdynia their Euro 2012 home, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most intriguing facts relating to the city.
Open season: what happened on the last four occasions at Sandwich
The Championship at St Georges has had some thrilling finales, surprise victors and a host of memorable moments. We look back at its recent history there.