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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# History

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A look back at the last referendum the UK had on EU membership
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
The new RTÉ One flagship drama looks at Bloody Sunday in 1920. It’s a follow up to Rebellion, which was aired in 2016.
Opinion: As the spectre of fascism threatens Europe again - learning history is more important than ever
‘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.
Close to a million Ford cars recalled to replace airbag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel
The move includes over 782,000 vehicles in the US and is part of the largest series of recalls in US history.
Maamtrasna murders: Wrongful detention and execution in a divided Ireland
Myles Joyce, who was hanged for the murders, was pardoned President by Michael D Higgins this year.
Ireland in a Snapshot: Inside our crumbling former asylums, the walls whisper 'forgive me'
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.
Who was your Irish MP in 1918? Here's a list of everyone elected in that historic election
A 32-county ballot that changed the course of Irish history.
Opinion: There are some striking similarities between Irish independence and Brexit
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.
What is the psychological impact of Christmas?
‘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.
Quiz: How much do you know from the Junior Cert history syllabus?
We’ve taken ten questions from the current syllabus to see how much you know about the past.
'It was a whirlwind' - Rams edge out Chiefs in high-scoring NFL classic
A thrilling toe-to-toe battle at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Stunning Stockdale score sees Schmidt's Ireland down the All Blacks again
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
A thriller awaits at the Aviva Stadium this evening at 7pm.
Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed
The minister said the government has a duty to make sure the next generation is informed.
The man who spoke Irish in the British parliament
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.
4 events for... explorers seeking the best of Open House Dublin 2018
Free tours of Dublin’s finest architecture; from eighteenth-century townhouses to tenement buildings.
'The west of Ireland should be really proud of these men'
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
A red card for Matty Rea gave Ulster an uphill climb after falling behind to Andy Friend’s marvellous men of the west.
'People are telling very vulnerable, raw stories': Documentary series looks at dark moments in Ireland's past
The series, which is on TG4, will look at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in its next episode.
This inner city Dublin house was once home to 100 people from 17 families
The new museum provides an insight into how Dubliners lived over the last 300 years.
Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago
The National Library of Ireland has launched its latest exhibition, which will run until May 2019.
Archaeological discoveries are being made by the dozen this summer - but what happens next?
The dry weather has revealed previously undiscovered site around the county.
Maps show distribution of wealth in 14th-century Ireland
They suggest a more complex Gaelic economy than often believed.
Double Take: The shipwreck on Inis Oirr that stars in Father Ted
The story of MV Plassy, the steam trawler enjoying island life.
History to be made as Spanish Super Cup staged for Morocco between Barcelona and Sevilla
The Spanish Super Cup will see Barcelona returning to Africa for the second time in three months
Double Take: Have you walked down Murdering Lane in Dublin?
A horrible history of this unassuming alleyway in Dublin 8.
'The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath
To date, two burial chambers have been discovered within the western part of the main passage.
'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland'
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
The structure is believed to date back to around the year 1150.
12 evocative vintage snapshots from Irish family photo albums
Scroll through The Photo Album of Ireland.
'If we can pull this one off, it will be a little bit special for this group'
Joe Schmidt spoke to legendary Ireland out-half Ollie Campbell about the last series success in 1979.
Former tenement house will take visitors on 300-year tour of Dublin life
The building in Dublin’s north inner city has won two architectural awards.
Quiz: How well do you know Leaving Cert history?
Do you know your Vladimir Lenins from your Vladimir Smicers?
German far-right leader sparks outrage in describing Nazi rule as 'just a speck of bird s**t'
“We have a glorious history and one, my dear friends, that lasted a lot longer than those damned 12 years”, Alexander Gauland said.
Masterful Sexton pulls the strings as Leinster learn how to do the double
‘These young guys are so lucky that they’re surrounded by such good coaches.’
18th century coffin carrier used in workhouses during Irish famine on display
Some workhouses cut costs by using a coffin with a hinged door so they could lifted from the grave and reused.
'We must remember those that were here before us': We took a tour of the Dublin Fire Brigade Museum
The museum has operated since 1985 and contains items dating back hundreds of years.
Double Take: St Valentine's heart in a box in a Dublin church
St Valentine’s heart will go on.
The past isn't the past, it's not even over: We can't discard Junior Cert History
Author John Connell agrees with President Higgins that making the study of History optional at junior cycle is to lose a part of our national identity.
'Priceless' stolen relic returned to Christ Church Cathedral after gardaí find it in Phoenix Park
The heart of St Laurence O’Toole was stolen in March 2012.