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# History

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'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.
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.
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.
How well do you know your League of Ireland history?
Ahead of the new season, we look back at previous years.
'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.
Dr Mary McAuliffe: Debate about an RIC commemoration needs more than a Black and Tans hashtag
The controversy around the RIC commemoration is entirely understandable, but it’s not that simple, writes Dr Mary McAuliffe.
Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas
In December 1788, Whaley was struck by a malignant fever.
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom'
Sheehy Skeffington fought for equality and the republican cause – but why wasn’t she put forward as a candidate in the crucial 1918 election?
Extract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'... A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words
Ancient Irish texts teach us about how people saw the world back then, as the authors of a new book explain.
Tiger Woods equals Snead's 'crazy' 54-year-old record for US PGA Tour wins
The American met the record at the Zozo Championship in Japan.
'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'
Ireland have never won a World Cup knock-out game but Joe Schmidt’s men are quietly confident.
Rhys McClenaghan wins bronze with incredible performance in World Championship final
Newtownards youngster adds historic world medal to his CV in Stuttgart.
History maker! Kenya's Kipchoge busts two-hour marathon barrier
The Olympic champion becomes the first-ever athlete to run a sub two-hour marathon.
Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test?
The subject was given special status by the Government this week.
Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots'
Aspects of Irish history are conspicuous by their absence from the syllabus, writes Caoimhín de Barra.
History beckons for Enable and Dettori in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
Khalid Abdullah’s mare will look to claim the race for a record third time this Sunday, writes Donn McClean.
Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle
Maths, Irish and English are currently the only compulsory subjects, bar some exceptions.
Poll: Should History be compulsory for Junior Cycle students?
The subject became optional for students last September.
Germany asks Poland for forgiveness, 80 years on from beginning of World War II
Nearly six million Poles died in the conflict that killed more than 50 million people overall.
Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that changed Ireland
In August 1969, the people of the city’s Bogside area erected barricades to prevent the RUC entering.
Alice Kyteler: The Kilkenny 'witch' condemned for sorcery
Author Niamh Boyce spoke to us about her new book on the story.
Redmond scores 1-11 as Wexford end Leinster final hoodoo with win over Kilkenny
Wexford’s star man struck a flurry of late points to seal a first provincial title since 1985.
'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970
Nixon’s motorcade was making its way through Dublin when it was egged three times.
New historical birth, marriage and death registers available online for public to access
These records hold the births for 1917 and 1918, marriages from 1864 to 1869, 1942 and 1943 and deaths for 1967 and 1968.
Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?
The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.
Celtic's Irish star taking nothing for granted as Hoops eye unprecedented history
The triple treble is well and truly on for Jonny Hayes’ Celtic.
'If I stay healthy and play well, I'll have 30 chances at a Grand Slam. One of them is bound to go my way, right?'
Jordan Spieth has had his struggles this season, but could write himself into the history books this weekend at Bethpage.
Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher
Buck Whaley was one of Irish history’s most colourful and eccentric characters, writes David Ryan.
Jennifer Kupcho creates history at Augusta after claiming National Women's Amateur
The amateur tournament was the first women’s trophy ever contested at Augusta National.
'Everything we need' - Big Olympic boost as top Irish sailors open the doors of their 'new home'
Rio medallist Annalise Murphy is among the 13 leading sailors based at the new facility in Dún Laoghaire.
'Great Escape' veteran who called film 'absolute rubbish' dies aged 101
The former RAF navigator never managed to escape the camp in events later portrayed in the Steve McQueen film.
Hiding in plain sight: 5 fascinating old buildings around Dublin you probably never noticed
Behind nondescript facades, some of Dublin’s oldest houses are being lovingly preserved.
This historical clock tower has started chiming for the first time in over 30 years
The clock began chiming to signify the countdown to the opening of the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens in April.
Opinion: The Democratic Programme of the First Dáil was a radical socialist document
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.
Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement
The two countries have enjoyed free movement between them since 1952.
What is the truth behind Resistance's forced adoption storyline that really got people talking?
It’s loosely based on the incredible story of Cork spies Florence and Josephine O’Donoghue.