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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# History

All time
Treat yourself to all the highlights from Ireland 40 New Zealand 29 right here
Prepare to watch this over and over again for the next few decades.
Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived
A new collection of Galway maps has illustrations going back to the 16th century.
'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'
A historian talks us through some Halloween traditions, from preparing the house for spirits to trick or treating.
Controversy over €8.5 million price tag for Mary Robinson's Presidential library
Questions have been raised about costs to the State.
The making of Dracula: How Bram Stoker's 'in-betweener' status inspired horror
Being a middle-class Anglican in Victorian Dublin helped Stoker create one of literature’s most monstrous characters.
'They are just 15 blokes on a field' - Heaslip hungry for shot at All Blacks
The Leinster number eight has played the Kiwis seven times, with some bitter memories.
DNA is helping Irish people find their ancestors from centuries ago
We spoke to one Irish man who’s made genealogy his passion.
History made in Italy as Serie B ref awards first-ever green card
Officials for the Italian second tier announced at the beginning of the season that the player shown the most cards for fair play will receive an award
Sitdown Sunday: Meet the rising star of Germany's Far Right
Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires
Several sites around Ireland are being ‘adopted’ by their local communities.
Mosul: An Islamic State city soon to be the centre of a huge battle
Once a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic hub, Mosul has become the last stronghold of IS in Iraq.
A Nazi programme and GAA medals are among pieces of Irish history soon to go on sale
The auction in Kilkenny features over 800 lots.
Transgender soldier becomes first woman to serve on frontlines of British Army
Chloe Allen joined the army in 2012 as a man named Ben.
This is how you can see everything you've ever searched for on Google
Including any Maps, YouTube and voice searches you have ever made.
Nazi resort ruin is being transformed into a luxury tourist destination
Prices start at €350,000 for a room in the complex, but some aren’t happy with the plans for the site that has such a weighted past.
Half-century-long war in Colombia comes to an end as historic ceasefire takes hold
Rebels and government forces have both agreed to the ceasefire, which began at midnight last night.
Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match
The Dubliner can seal early progression from his group with a win over a home favourite tomorrow.
'Herstory' - Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic presidential nomination
In a wide-ranging speech Clinton vowed to help America’s poor and took aim at her rival.
John Hinckley, the man who shot US President Ronald Reagan, is now a free man
He had been residing in a psychiatric hospital after being found not guilty by reason on insanity following the crime.
FactCheck: No, "Irish slaves" did NOT build the White House
FactCheck debunks a false claim that has gone viral after a major speech by Michelle Obama, last night.
"I'm losing money every day while nothing is being done... it's a nightmare" - How Moore Street's traders have been forgotten about
Marie Cullen sells her fruit and veg on Moore Street in the shadow of the battle for the National Monument.
Remembering the Irish murderer who made it to the Wimbledon final
It is a tale of love, money, murder and tennis.
'Heaps of wounded and dead. Showers of dust and earth and lead. Deafening explosions and blinding smoke'
More than 3,500 Irish soldiers perished in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.
Amy Perrett to make history as Super Rugby's first-ever female match official
Perrett is a product of the ARU’s Referee Pathways program
Let's turn Lord's green! Ireland to play historic series against England next year
The two countries will meet next May.
22 facts you probably didn't know about Panini stickers
With Euro 2016 in full swing, sticker nerds everywhere are set for a busy couple of weeks.
Hal Robson-Kanu the hero as Wales earn famous win
Gareth Bale had previously put Chris Coleman’s side ahead with a powerful free-kick.
Red card be damned! Incredible Irish effort earns first-ever win in South Africa
Despite losing CJ Stander mid way through the first half, Ireland carved out a win in Cape Town.
Locked up for years for stealing a handkerchief - Delving into Spike Island's dark past
The prison was intended only as a temporary response to increased criminality during the famine, but remained open for 36 years.
70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a gold ring and necklace are found hidden in an old mug
One million European Jews died between 1940 and 1945 at the Auschwitz camp in the southern city of Oswiecim.
Photos: Leicester fans celebrate after being crowned Premier League champions
They are England’s first new title-winners since Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest 1978.
'Greatest achievement in the history of our game': What they said after Leicester's title win
Gary Lineker, David Cameron and Rory McIlroy were among those to pay tribute.
Leicester crowned Premier League champions after Spurs let two-goal lead slip
Leicester’s players reportedly gathered at the home of striker Jamie Vardy to watch the match.
New York fall agonisingly short in their bid to make GAA history
Roscommon were given the fright of their Championship lives in the Bronx.
Bayern made to wait for historic fourth Bundesliga title in row
The champagne had to be put back on ice after Thomas Mueller’s first-half header for Bayern was cancelled out
The teenage gymnast set to make history for Ireland at the Olympics
Ellis O’Reilly chats to The42 about competing in Rio, balancing education and sport, and her link with Katie Taylor.
These photos of 20th century Limerick are incredible
Sit back and enjoy.
100 years of Irish history told through 10 sporting events
The games we play give us a snapshot of the country through the past century, writes Mick O’Keeffe.
History-maker Gianluigi Buffon wrote a fantastic open letter to the goal he protects
The 38-year-old has 154 Italy caps and has appeared over 400 times for Juventus.
The mystery of the historic bomb-making equipment found in a Dublin attic
Jorge Zulkouski found the items ten years ago and with the 1916 centenary coming up, he thought now was the time to try to find out more.