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#History

# history - Monday 21 January, 2019

Opinion: The Democratic Programme of the First Dáil was a radical socialist document
# History
# History

Opinion: The Democratic Programme of the First Dáil was a radical socialist document

Jan 21st 2019, 12:39 PM 11,277 Views 36 Comments

Far removed from the romantic vision of the Easter Proclamation, the programme outlined the material reality of what a new Ireland should stand for, writes Donal Fallon.

# history - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement
# Common Travel Area
# Common Travel Area

Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement

Jan 20th 2019, 10:00 AM 29,947 Views 20 Comments

The two countries have enjoyed free movement between them since 1952.

# history - Monday 7 January, 2019

What is the truth behind Resistance's forced adoption storyline that really got people talking?
# Historical Drama
# Historical Drama

What is the truth behind Resistance's forced adoption storyline that really got people talking?

Jan 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 38,259 Views 13 Comments

It’s loosely based on the incredible story of Cork spies Florence and Josephine O’Donoghue.

# history - Sunday 6 January, 2019

A look back at the last referendum the UK had on EU membership
# The European Ideal
# The European Ideal

A look back at the last referendum the UK had on EU membership

Jan 6th 2019, 8:30 AM 14,666 Views 33 Comments

The British electorate were first asked if they wanted to be part of the precursor to the EU after they were already a member of it.

'Sometimes being true to history you get as much flack': Historical drama Resistance's creator on annoying Twitter
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

'Sometimes being true to history you get as much flack': Historical drama Resistance's creator on annoying Twitter

Jan 6th 2019, 8:15 AM 21,855 Views 13 Comments

The new RTÉ One flagship drama looks at Bloody Sunday in 1920. It’s a follow up to Rebellion, which was aired in 2016.

# history - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Opinion: As the spectre of fascism threatens Europe again - learning history is more important than ever
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As the spectre of fascism threatens Europe again - learning history is more important than ever

Jan 5th 2019, 10:45 AM 18,417 Views 87 Comments

‘Brexit is a tangible manifestation of the enduring power of idealised versions of history to lead otherwise well-meaning and right-thinking people astray,’ writes Matthew Murphy.

# history - Friday 4 January, 2019

Close to a million Ford cars recalled to replace airbag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel
# Recall
# Recall

Close to a million Ford cars recalled to replace airbag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel

Jan 4th 2019, 7:41 PM 25,439 Views 13 Comments

The move includes over 782,000 vehicles in the US and is part of the largest series of recalls in US history.

# history - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Maamtrasna murders: Wrongful detention and execution in a divided Ireland
# Galway
# Galway

Maamtrasna murders: Wrongful detention and execution in a divided Ireland

Dec 16th 2018, 12:15 PM 19,026 Views 20 Comments

Myles Joyce, who was hanged for the murders, was pardoned President by Michael D Higgins this year.

# history - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Ireland in a Snapshot: Inside our crumbling former asylums, the walls whisper 'forgive me'
# Column
# Column

Ireland in a Snapshot: Inside our crumbling former asylums, the walls whisper 'forgive me'

Dec 15th 2018, 9:00 PM 29,072 Views 47 Comments

Magnificent 19th-century buildings housed the homeless, misfits and the mentally ill. They are shameful relics of the past but we should not forget their story, writes Donal Moloney.

# history - Friday 14 December, 2018

Who was your Irish MP in 1918? Here's a list of everyone elected in that historic election
# Vótáil 100
# Vótáil 100

Who was your Irish MP in 1918? Here's a list of everyone elected in that historic election

Dec 14th 2018, 12:10 AM 75,021 Views 60 Comments

A 32-county ballot that changed the course of Irish history.

# history - Monday 10 December, 2018

Opinion: There are some striking similarities between Irish independence and Brexit
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: There are some striking similarities between Irish independence and Brexit

Dec 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 27,780 Views 54 Comments

Irish negotiators had to agree that Ireland would remain within the British empire while May’s deal could keep the UK trapped in the EU indefinitely, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# history - Thursday 6 December, 2018

What is the psychological impact of Christmas?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What is the psychological impact of Christmas?

Dec 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 19,901 Views 53 Comments

‘Christmas affects the human mind in many ways, capable of stimulating joy, nostalgia, excitement, trepidation, and stress – occasionally all at the same time’, writes Professor Brian Hughes.

# history - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know from the Junior Cert history syllabus?
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

Quiz: How much do you know from the Junior Cert history syllabus?

Nov 24th 2018, 8:30 AM 45,315 Views 28 Comments

We’ve taken ten questions from the current syllabus to see how much you know about the past.

# history - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

'It was a whirlwind' - Rams edge out Chiefs in high-scoring NFL classic
# History
From The42
# History

'It was a whirlwind' - Rams edge out Chiefs in high-scoring NFL classic

Nov 20th 2018, 8:51 AM 3,874 Views 1 Comment

A thrilling toe-to-toe battle at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

# history - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Stunning Stockdale score sees Schmidt's Ireland down the All Blacks again
# History
From The42
# History

Stunning Stockdale score sees Schmidt's Ireland down the All Blacks again

Nov 17th 2018, 9:08 PM 63,071 Views 117 Comments

A sublime defensive effort from Peter O’Mahony and his team-mates was key.

Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks

Nov 17th 2018, 8:00 AM 28,477 Views 62 Comments

A thriller awaits at the Aviva Stadium this evening at 7pm.

Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed

Nov 17th 2018, 1:18 AM 16,469 Views 61 Comments

The minister said the government has a duty to make sure the next generation is informed.

# history - Thursday 25 October, 2018

The man who spoke Irish in the British parliament
# Column
# Column

The man who spoke Irish in the British parliament

Oct 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 37,668 Views 35 Comments

After yesterday’s cúpla focal in the House of Commons, Neil Glackin takes a look back at the first occasion Irish was spoken in the British parliament.

# history - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

4 events for... explorers seeking the best of Open House Dublin 2018

4 events for... explorers seeking the best of Open House Dublin 2018

Oct 10th 2018, 5:10 PM 596 Views 0 Comments

Free tours of Dublin’s finest architecture; from eighteenth-century townhouses to tenement buildings.

# history - Friday 5 October, 2018

'The west of Ireland should be really proud of these men'
# History In The Making
From The42
# History In The Making

'The west of Ireland should be really proud of these men'

Oct 5th 2018, 11:33 PM 12,239 Views 10 Comments

Andy Friend hailed a ‘gutsy’ inter-pro win that means far more than bragging rights for Connacht.

Fierce forward effort as Connacht end 58-year wait for victory in Ulster
# History
From The42
# History

Fierce forward effort as Connacht end 58-year wait for victory in Ulster

Oct 5th 2018, 10:03 PM 17,691 Views 75 Comments

A red card for Matty Rea gave Ulster an uphill climb after falling behind to Andy Friend’s marvellous men of the west.

# history - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'People are telling very vulnerable, raw stories': Documentary series looks at dark moments in Ireland's past
# Finné
# Finné

'People are telling very vulnerable, raw stories': Documentary series looks at dark moments in Ireland's past

Sep 16th 2018, 10:00 AM 18,252 Views 11 Comments

The series, which is on TG4, will look at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in its next episode.

# history - Saturday 15 September, 2018

This inner city Dublin house was once home to 100 people from 17 families
# 14 Henrietta Street
# 14 Henrietta Street

This inner city Dublin house was once home to 100 people from 17 families

Sep 15th 2018, 9:00 AM 16,485 Views 14 Comments

The new museum provides an insight into how Dubliners lived over the last 300 years.

# history - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago
# NLI
# NLI

Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago

Sep 12th 2018, 10:56 AM 13,553 Views 13 Comments

The National Library of Ireland has launched its latest exhibition, which will run until May 2019.

# history - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Archaeological discoveries are being made by the dozen this summer - but what happens next?
# Ancient Ireland
# Ancient Ireland

Archaeological discoveries are being made by the dozen this summer - but what happens next?

Aug 4th 2018, 10:00 PM 45,717 Views 31 Comments

The dry weather has revealed previously undiscovered site around the county.

# history - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Maps show distribution of wealth in 14th-century Ireland
# Papal Taxation
# Papal Taxation

Maps show distribution of wealth in 14th-century Ireland

Jul 26th 2018, 6:15 AM 44,822 Views 21 Comments

They suggest a more complex Gaelic economy than often believed.

# history - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Double Take: The shipwreck on Inis Oirr that stars in Father Ted
# Double Take
# Double Take

Double Take: The shipwreck on Inis Oirr that stars in Father Ted

Jul 25th 2018, 5:00 PM 4,357 Views 0 Comments

The story of MV Plassy, the steam trawler enjoying island life.

# history - Monday 23 July, 2018

History to be made as Spanish Super Cup staged for Morocco between Barcelona and Sevilla
# Foreign Shores
From The42
# Foreign Shores

History to be made as Spanish Super Cup staged for Morocco between Barcelona and Sevilla

Jul 23rd 2018, 7:12 PM 7,100 Views 10 Comments

The Spanish Super Cup will see Barcelona returning to Africa for the second time in three months

# history - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Double Take: Have you walked down Murdering Lane in Dublin?
# Murdering Lane
# Murdering Lane

Double Take: Have you walked down Murdering Lane in Dublin?

Jul 18th 2018, 4:44 PM 7,028 Views 0 Comments

A horrible history of this unassuming alleyway in Dublin 8.

# history - Monday 16 July, 2018

'The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath
# Brú Na Bóinne
# Brú Na Bóinne

'The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath

Jul 16th 2018, 2:47 PM 52,102 Views 43 Comments

To date, two burial chambers have been discovered within the western part of the main passage.

# history - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland'
# Aslan
# Aslan

'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland'

Jul 12th 2018, 9:15 PM 23,580 Views 42 Comments

After over 35 years in the business, Irish rock band Aslan are still going strong.

Mexico earthquake unearths a temple dedicated to an ancient rain god
# Mexico
# Mexico

Mexico earthquake unearths a temple dedicated to an ancient rain god

Jul 12th 2018, 8:40 AM 31,033 Views 24 Comments

The structure is believed to date back to around the year 1150.

# history - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

12 evocative vintage snapshots from Irish family photo albums
# Snapshot
# Snapshot

12 evocative vintage snapshots from Irish family photo albums

Jul 11th 2018, 2:48 PM 2,162 Views 1 Comment

Scroll through The Photo Album of Ireland.

# history - Monday 18 June, 2018

'If we can pull this one off, it will be a little bit special for this group'
# Sydney Decider
From The42
# Sydney Decider

'If we can pull this one off, it will be a little bit special for this group'

Updated Jun 18th 2018, 12:05 PM 31,096 Views 57 Comments

Joe Schmidt spoke to legendary Ireland out-half Ollie Campbell about the last series success in 1979.

# history - Friday 15 June, 2018

Former tenement house will take visitors on 300-year tour of Dublin life
# 14 Henrietta Street
# 14 Henrietta Street

Former tenement house will take visitors on 300-year tour of Dublin life

Jun 15th 2018, 10:52 AM 23,603 Views 25 Comments

The building in Dublin’s north inner city has won two architectural awards.

# history - Monday 4 June, 2018

Quiz: How well do you know Leaving Cert history?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know Leaving Cert history?

Jun 4th 2018, 8:00 PM 46,913 Views 23 Comments

Do you know your Vladimir Lenins from your Vladimir Smicers?

# history - Sunday 3 June, 2018

German far-right leader sparks outrage in describing Nazi rule as 'just a speck of bird s**t'
# Alexander Gauland
# Alexander Gauland

German far-right leader sparks outrage in describing Nazi rule as 'just a speck of bird s**t'

Jun 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 15,352 Views 39 Comments

“We have a glorious history and one, my dear friends, that lasted a lot longer than those damned 12 years”, Alexander Gauland said.

# history - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Masterful Sexton pulls the strings as Leinster learn how to do the double
# History
From The42
# History

Masterful Sexton pulls the strings as Leinster learn how to do the double

May 27th 2018, 8:00 AM 24,641 Views 15 Comments

‘These young guys are so lucky that they’re surrounded by such good coaches.’

# history - Saturday 19 May, 2018

18th century coffin carrier used in workhouses during Irish famine on display
# History
# History

18th century coffin carrier used in workhouses during Irish famine on display

May 19th 2018, 9:15 AM 11,511 Views 13 Comments

Some workhouses cut costs by using a coffin with a hinged door so they could lifted from the grave and reused.

# history - Sunday 13 May, 2018

'We must remember those that were here before us': We took a tour of the Dublin Fire Brigade Museum
# History
# History

'We must remember those that were here before us': We took a tour of the Dublin Fire Brigade Museum

May 13th 2018, 9:00 PM 8,515 Views 1 Comment

The museum has operated since 1985 and contains items dating back hundreds of years.