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'They were just ordinary people': Descendants of 1916 volunteers take us to where their ancestors fought
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'They were just ordinary people': Descendants of 1916 volunteers take us to where their ancestors fought

Apr 20th 2019, 4:00 PM 15,545 Views 25 Comments

Patrick Kilmartin and William O’Dea fought on the North Circular Road outpost and Mendicity Institute respectfully during the Rising.

Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish
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# Institutionalised

Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish

Mar 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 11,693 Views 40 Comments

A trip volunteering at a children’s asylum in Belarus showed me the harsh reality for many children affected by the Chernobyl disaster but it also let me see the hope that Irish people have brought to their lives, writes Cliódhna Russell.

Irish NGO recognised for improving maternity care in Ethiopia
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# VSO

Irish NGO recognised for improving maternity care in Ethiopia

Feb 15th 2014, 9:45 AM 6,214 Views 1 Comment

Voluntary Service Overseas Ireland has helped reduce child and maternal rates by as much as 12 per cent in some hospitals.

Column: Nordic Rebels – The Swede and Finn who fought in the GPO, 1916
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# Opinion

Column: Nordic Rebels – The Swede and Finn who fought in the GPO, 1916

Dec 29th 2013, 12:00 PM 4,941 Views 28 Comments

The story of the two Nordic recruits to the cause of the Irish Republic remains one of the most remarkable of Easter Week, writes Damian Shiels.

Fancy seeing a smuggled rifle from 1914 that was found in Seán O'Casey's house?
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# Irish Volunteers

Fancy seeing a smuggled rifle from 1914 that was found in Seán O'Casey's house?

Dec 11th 2013, 6:54 PM 12,222 Views 13 Comments

To mark the centenary of the Irish Volunteers a new exhibition at Glasnevin Cemetery also sheds light on some of those who took part in the Irish revolution.

Irish War of Independence exhibition to mark centenary of The Fianna Convention
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# History

Irish War of Independence exhibition to mark centenary of The Fianna Convention

Oct 5th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,661 Views 14 Comments

The exhibition includes uniforms, weaponry, photographs, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia from the time.

Scars of the Easter Rising you can still see on Dublin streets
# 1916 Rising
# 1916 Rising

Scars of the Easter Rising you can still see on Dublin streets

Sep 16th 2012, 9:15 AM 66,403 Views 79 Comments

From bullet holes in masonry to trenches in St Stephen’s Green, we take a look at the physical remnants of the 1916 Easter Rising.