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# History

All time
# Northern Ireland
Experts say UK government's plans for 'official' Troubles history would be 'almost impossible'
The proposal was first reported last weekend.
# History
'It has to be now' - The Liverpool captain eyeing a first-ever major tournament for Ireland
Niamh Fahey: ‘You can’t keep saying, ‘We’re building, we’re waiting.’ There’s no more time to talk, it has to be done.’
# Upset
Jacksonville end second-longest losing run in NFL history with over 60,000 fans watching on in London
The Jaguars ended a 20-game losing run by beating the Miami Dolphins thanks to a field goal at the death.
# History
Royal fairytale - The day of days for Meath ladies football
The Green and Gold took Croke Park by storm to land a first-ever All-Ireland senior title after a remarkable journey.
# down the years
Quiz: How much do you know about July in history?
Reeling in the Julys.
# Take a Bow
Novak Djokovic makes history as he triumphs at Wimbledon
He overcame Italy’s Matteo Berrettini and lost just two sets during the entire championship.
# four in a row
Galway defeat Kilkenny to seal historic win
It was the Tribesmen’s third successive victory over the Cats in as many years.
# Culture
Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education
Education Minister Norma Foley said “much remains to be done” in creating a more inclusive and supportive education system.
# Star
Robert Lewandowski poised to make Bundesliga history
The striker can break Gerd Mueller’s 49-year-old Bundesliga single-season goal record this weekend.
# First Time
'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'
Ronan O’Gara hopes to see La Rochelle claim their first European title this weekend.
Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history
Cuan Ó Seireadáin discusses 6 Harcourt Street, which is the subject of a TG4 documentary tonight.
# History
'They're a team that we've struggled with' - Cullen wary of old foes Toulon
The Leinster boss has experienced defeat to Toulon as both a player and a coach.
# History
'A huge step for the club' - Cork City women to play home matches at Turner's Cross
Elsewhere in WNL news, DLR manager Graham Kelly has signed a new two-year contract.
# hidden history
Explainer: The curious case of Michael Collins' bloodstained cap being removed from museum display
The National Museum of Ireland said the 2005 decision was ‘primarily’ about preserving the hat.
Opinion: The best address - a history of Henrietta Street and its first residents
Dr Melanie Hayes’ new historical book looks at Dublin’s first Georgian street, Henrietta Street, and its colourful residents in the eighteenth century.
The burning of Cork: Donal Fallon remembers a night of chaos and terror in 1920
The historian recounts the violence before and the cruelty during the devastating Cork city fire that took place 100 years ago this week.
Opinion: What exactly is the history of modern Sinn Féin?
As Sinn Féin defends itself this week over its stance on past events, Brian Hanley takes a look at the history of the party.
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.
# History
Lewis Hamilton eclipses Schumacher's record with Grand Prix victory in Portugal
Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to make F1 history.
Opinion: Goodbye to O'Rahilly's 40 Herbert Park, an integral part of the story of 1916
Historian Donal Fallon tells of ‘The O’Rahilly’, one of The Rising’s most colourful characters and how his recently demolished home, 40 Herbert Park, played a part in the history of the rebellion.
# History
'An act of collective punishment': Commemorations to mark the centenary of the Sack of Balbriggan
100 years ago today more than 100 Black and Tans ransacked the north Dublin town and two men were beaten to death.
# hidden history
How a lost shoe and Viking coins help tell the history of Glendalough
They’re on display now in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland, which can be viewed online.
# can't see can't be
Women's Champions League final to be shown on Irish television for the first time this weekend
RTÉ has announced live coverage of the European showpiece.
# Wave Goodbye
The defender with the most assists in Premier League history retires
Leighton Baines has confirmed he is hanging up his boots.
Will Brexit be a blessing or a curse for Ireland? Some lessons from history...
Leopold Kerney was an Irish diplomat in the first half of the last century and we can learn much from his handling of Britain, writes historian Barry Whelan.
# Take a Bow
150/1 outsider defies the odds to make Royal Ascot history
The Clive Cox-trained winner, Nando Parrado, powered home under Adam Kirby.
# nazi history
Germany pledges €120 million to preserve Auschwitz concentration camp
The death camp, which is located in Poland, was where Nazi officials murdered 1.1 million people.
# History
President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'
The President’s comments come at a time when there is is a global focus on the history of colonialism.
# History
Quiz: How well do you remember the 1798 rebellion from the Junior Cert?
Just the 222 years ago.
They were called 'dirty Irish bloodhounds'. Life as an emigrant servant in the early 20th Century
Catherine Healy is hoping to gather the stories of domestic servants who worked abroad in the lead up to WW II.
Remembering Bewley’s: Once 'the heart and the hearth of Dublin'
Donal Fallon reflects on the end of an era, as Bewley’s cafe on Grafton street prepares to close its doors.
# Old Ireland in Colour
'It brings history to life': The project giving colour to Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz and other Irish figures
Hundreds of historic Irish photos have been given a new lease of life by NUI Galway professor John Breslin.
The Irish For: Kiltartanese and a passionate affair. The story of Galway's Lady Gregory
Darach Ó Séaghdha follows the artistic path of one of Ireland’s most fascinating historical women.
# World Class
Judd Trump makes snooker history
The Englishman landed a sixth snooker ranking title in the 2019-20, setting a new record.
Opinion: A tribute to Tomás Mac Curtain, the martyred Lord Mayor
Donal Fallon looks at the life of Tomás Mac Curtain, who was shot dead in his home on 20 March 1920.
# pritzker prize
Architecture's top prize awarded to two Irish women
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were awarded the Pritzker prize today.
A century of splits and the 'passing on of authority' : How does the modern Sinn Féin trace its roots back to the civil war?
The party of today owes its success to the peace process, writes Brian Hanley.
# Quiz
How well do you know your League of Ireland history?
Ahead of the new season, we look back at previous years.
# herstory
'Why haven't I known about her up to now?': RTÉ broadcasts landmark series celebrating women in Irish history
It involves a six-part series as well as a podcast series.
History: As our election looms, spare a thought for the women of 1920
Women stood for election for the first time in 1920, in considerable numbers, writes Dr Margaret Ward.