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# History

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Audio diaries detail Tom Crean's grandaughter's arduous journey in his footsteps
The documentary maker who compiled the diaries said they show the family share Tom Crean’s “traits of endurance”.
The late-night flight that inspired a chef to make the first Irish coffee
Plane-weary passengers inspired a Tyrone chef to invent an Irish coffee almost 75 years ago.
Long-lost photo supposedly of Amelia Earhart couldn't be her, says expert
A new documentary claims to shed new light on her disappearance.
The year the Irish conquered Wimbledon
1890 was the most successful year in Irish tennis when it comes to Wimbledon.
This new database shows you all the ancient hill forts across Ireland
The database reveals that Mayo and Cork each have more than 70 ancient hill fort sites.
Ireland become full Test-playing nation after landmark ICC vote in London
After a 10-year quest to join cricket’s elite club, Ireland have been promoted from Associate status after a unanimous vote.
Patrick Pearse 1916 surrender letter sells for £263,000 at London auction
The estimated sale price was less than half of that.
Irish chaplain patrolled 1917 frontlines with a shovel, gave last rites and then buried the dead
The extraordinary bravery of Fr William Doyle is told in new exhibition at National Museum.
From the front room to The Long Hall: The history of the Dublin pub
‘A Little History of the Dublin Pub’ opens on 1 June and will run until 24 September.
Photos: Over 5,000 items from former Central Bank going on auction in huge sale
The objects on offer range from a barista bar to large desks, chairs, plants, printers and even water coolers.
France to honour prisoners forced to work on Hitler's secret weapon in WWII
Thousands of slaves were forced to work on Hitler’s secret weapon: the V2 rockets.
Chloe and Sam Magee win first ever medal for Ireland at European badminton championships
The Donegal pair overcame opponents from Poland in today’s quarter-final.
Trump's plan to slash corporate rates to 15% could pose 'competitive challenge to Ireland'
The plan could face stiff opposition in Congress.
Mummies and 1,000 statues found in search of 3,500-year-old tomb
“This is an important discovery.”
'He was a very sore loser': Harrington opens up on testy relationship with Garcia
The Dubliner admits the pair are civil to each other, but it’s always through gritted teeth.
WATCH: Sergio Garcia's moment of a lifetime
The Spaniard kept his nerve at the first playoff hole to secure an historic win.
This man has your childhood dream job: Neil the archaeologist speaks to the people who have the jobs you wanted as a kid.
'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'
A survivor returned this week to the Magdalene Laundry where she had been forced to spend her youth.
The price of betrayal: Who did the British pay for info on Irish rebels and how much did they pay?
A old manuscript currently on display has those answers.
One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane
A new exhibition explores the role Custom House played while Ireland fought for independence.
A half-skull that is 400,000 years old was found on last day of excavation project
Researchers don’t know if it was from a male or female, how the person died, or even what form of early human it was.
Analysis: The most extraordinary 7 minutes in Champions League history
Barcelona became the first-ever side to overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit in Europe during the week.
Step one of double dream complete as Slaughtneil deliver emotional victory
The Derry side edged past Sarsfields in Croke Park in front of a record attendance.
Double burials and dead parrots: Strange and unusual stories from Glasnevin Cemetery
A range of untold, fascinating tales are told on the new Dead Interesting tour at Glasnevin Cemetery.
'The walls talk' - Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer
14 Henrietta Street will showcase the long and pockmarked history of Dublin’s tenements.
Templemore put years of heartbreak to rest as they win first Harty Cup since 1978
The Tipp side had a comprehensive win over Cork’s St Colman’s College.
Poll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed?
Are streets such as Victoria Street insulting?
Experts are disputing a documentary which says a fire was partly to blame for the Titanic sinking
The documentary has argued that long-hidden photographs showed fire damage on the Titanic’s hull.
The secretary of Nazi leader Joseph Goebbels has died at 106
She died on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
"We have always found ways to lock up mentally ill people": The disturbing history of Irish asylums
A new book on the evolution of Irish psychiatry has been written by Irish psychiatrist Brendan Kelly.
Bray teenager becomes Ireland's first-ever British Junior Open champion
It has been a good couple of weeks for Denis Gilevskiy.
The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy
One civil servant had to routinely work through lunch and late in the day to catch up on work.
Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa
His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.
Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games
David Goldblatt’s acclaimed book takes a comprehensive look at the background of the modern spectacle we know now.
Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America
In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.
Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize
It didn’t happen for Bob though.
Oscar and the top 5 most expensive signings in the history of Chinese football
The Brazil international’s record-breaking move to Asia was confirmed earlier today.
'People definitely don't realise the depth of the historical treasures around them'
The Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARAI) is running Explore Your Archive week from today until next Sunday.
'We've poked the bear' - Schmidt's Ireland eye more history against All Blacks
The Ireland head coach has some big selection decisions to make this week.
England end South Africa 10-year hoodoo
Jonny May, Courtney Lawes, George Ford and Owen Farrell all crossed for tries.