A combination of winds and high tides is expected to lead to some coastal flooding in parts. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Met Éireann issues warnings ahead of arrival of two storms in the coming days

Sarah Maria Louisa Kirwan, seated, wearing a straw hat, by William B Kirwan. Photograph: Image courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Despite the media circus at the time, many questions remain about the death of Maria Kirwan on the small island in September 1852

The reported sorrow wasn’t confined to Dublin in the days following the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901

‘Men have been born, have had children born to them, and seen their children’s children, without ever knowing another Monarch’

Reports on the vote in The Irish Times on January 9th, 1922

Dáil Éireann voted in favour of the Anglo Irish Treaty 100 years ago today

Which stories did Irish Times readers choose to read the most online this year?

Belfast at about noon, June 22nd, 1921. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

King George V opened the Northern Parliament on this day 100 years ago, drawing huge crowds onto the streets

Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photograph: Al Drago/ Bloomberg

Congressional support for peace is ‘vitally important’ says Ireland’s Ambassador to US

A view of a section of page 9 of The Irish Times on August 12th, 1971

‘Before the troops came down they just fired away without any regard for our safety’

The first reports of the sinking of RMS Lusitania carried in The Irish Times (May 8th, 1915). Photograph: The Irish Times

The passenger liner was torpedoed on this day in 1915 off Ireland’s southern coast

Patrick McPhillips discovered the body of John Wright on January 23rd, 1880. Illustration: iStock

In 1880, William Davidson was found not guilty of the murder of his stepfather

View of a military barracks near Birr, Co Offally, dated 1865-1914. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

In 1865, Lieutenant Clutterbuck hired a man to take him shooting on the River Brosna. He never returned to the barracks

More than three million payslips were generated for department staff in 2019. File photograph: iStock.

Issuing fortnightly wage documents to staff accounts for about 84% of total postage costs

A Dublin Fire Brigade engine pictured at Cork, dated December 12th or 13th, 1920. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

Reports detailed devastation faced by residents in days after December 11th-12th, 1920

Met Éireann has issued new alerts for wind and rain affecting some counties in the south and southwest of the country. File Photograph: Alan Betson

Status yellow warnings affecting southern counties valid until early hours of Monday

There is a risk of coastal flooding, according to Met Éireann. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Weather warning extended by Met Éireann in three counties as 100km/h gusts forecast

A ‘temperance bar’ in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, circa 1900. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/ Flickr Commons

Drink, temperance and Sunday closing: Attempts to root out Ireland’s ‘degrading vice’

The top of Page 3, The Irish Times, September 4th, 1939

Irresponsible youths used darkness as an opportunity for buffoonery and unseemly antics

Gardaí have asked people with information to contact them at Milford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty/File

Teenager dies in Co Donegal crash; pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Co Wexford

‘These robberies were terrifying ordeals for the staff involved’: Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Premises in Belfast targeted in two separate robberies on Saturday, according to PSNI

The visitor took a seat beside the fire at the home of Catherine and Peter Reilly in Co Cavan. Illustration: iStock

In 1864, years after losing his hand in an accident, Bernard Cangley visited his former boss

Scene of the suspected stabbing sealed off for forensic examination. Photograph: Damien Storan/The Irish Times

Suspect in his 40s arrested after barricading himself into a nearby house in Clonsilla

The statue of Queen Victoria in Dublin, dated after 1908. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

‘Time has given the mere Irish their revenge . . . of hue she approaches our decent Irish letterbox’

150 years ago, Patrick Dunne’s ‘dying declaration’ helped convict his neighbours of his murder

Salt and baking soda is a treatment maybe as long as 100 years-old. Photograph: iStock

‘So you’re happy to look after your teeth and not your nose?’ said my doctor. Wise words

A disappointing grain yield and particularly wet weather  created the perfect conditions for typhus to ravage an already-vulnerable population between 1816 and 1819. Illustration: iStock

Irish newspapers have been covering the devastating effects of disease for centuries

A section of the front page of The Irish Times on March 8th, 1895

The Irish Times covered war abroad and a ‘hare-brained’ balloon ride

A South Korean paramedic wearing protective in Daegu on Sunday. Photograph: /Yonhap/AFP/Getty

Healthcare workers wearing hazmat type clothes met man

Front page, February 28th, 1939

On this day, 1939: Crime at home, ‘wave of terrorism’ abroad and lots of classifieds

A boat at Clarecastle, Co Clare, circa 1880-1900. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

In 1842, constables were deployed to protect grain stores from a ‘mob’ intent on ‘plunder’

A sable is a small carnivorous mammal. File photograph: iStock

‘Surveillance zone’ established after tests find evidence of lyssavirus genetic material

Newspapers called it ‘The Witch Case’, very nearly across the board.

Newspapers dubbed the violent death of Honor Cunniffe in 1911 ‘the witch case’

Mary gave a piece of the potato cake to a young neighbour who visited the house in Meath. Illustration: iStock

In 1869, a trip to Carrickmacross turned deadly after a boy stumbled upon a parcel of provisions on the road home

The Coming of Santa Claus by Thomas Nast. Illustration: iStock

From a Christmas edition past: ‘Has he toy-shops by the legion, In that far-off Polar region?’

A woman sits near a bridge at Straboy, Co Donegal, not far from the scene of the chase, circa 1865-1914. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

In 1870, a mob ran down a ‘ragged’ man after hearing rumours about a terrible crime in Glenties

The view from the top of Nelson’s Pillar, Sackville Street, Dublin, circa 1921. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

Lost Leads: Traders have long featured on both Dublin’s streets and the pages of The Irish Times

Thousands of creatures were killed during the destruction of an area of wetland in Tallaght in September.

Miscommunication led to levelling of material at wildlife-rich area of Sean Walsh Park

A general view of Sligo Town in the late 19th century. Pictured is Market Street, just off modern-day,  Grattan Street where the killing took place. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

After the mysterious death of a woman in 1914, suspicion turned to her ice-cream vendor husband and their young servant

The Policing Authority has announced a review of the Garda adult caution scheme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Review comes amid fears of mismanagement similar to that found in system for juveniles

DUP leader Arlene Foster (L): Boris Johnson (R) ‘was under pressure and conceded too much’. Photograph: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS, PAUL FAITH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Party leader confirms her MPs will oppose ‘reopened May deal’ in parliament

A view of Market Street, Sligo, circa 1890s. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/ Flickr Commons

When the owners of a general shop were found murdered in 1861, police followed the money

Sackville Street, Dublin, late 19th century. Photograph: The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty

There were no articles on page 1 of The Irish Times in 1886. But the ads told their own story

Derrybeg Chapel and its priest in the foreground. By Robert French, from a catalogue dated between 1865 and 1914. Photograph: Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

In 1889, a party of RIC officers attempted to detain a Catholic priest – charged with ‘conspiracy’ – at his chapel in Gweedore

Do you know a story of historical significance? Photograph: iStock

Is there a story in your family’s past of historical significance, or an interesting tale from your area?

‘Two men walk on the Moon’: A section of the front page of The Irish Times on July 21st, 1969

Neil Armstrong left lander at 4am, requiring tight turnaround by The Irish Times

A horse-drawn fire tender at the Curragh Camp in Co Kildare, circa 1902. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

In 1873, Dubliners watched the City Saw Mills burn – unaware of the pending violence

“The above drawing is an artist’s impression. Any resemblance to any real person is purely coincidental.” Photograph: The Irish Times, February 6th, 1985, p13

‘We would expect our ban-ghardaí to be moral in every way,’ GRA head said at the time

File photograph of Michael d’Alton , a veteran of D-Day (left) after being  presented with the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur , by Jean-Pierre Thebault, Ambassador of France. Photograph: Eric Luke

Disputed outcrop ‘was quite difficult to find ...This was long before GPS’ says son of navigator

The Steeplechase for the Metropolitan Plate at Baldoyle Racecourse in March 1926. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr commons

After a violent gang clash in 1940, gardaí found sticks, knuckledusters and a sword

Barges and boats at the weir on the Shannon at Athlone, circa 1895. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr commons

In 1890, a man carrying cash went missing after failing to make his Westport connection

One Irish Times reader reported hearing a “low wail and after some time the most piteous sobbing I have ever heard”. Photograph: iStock

The banshee debate polarised readers of The Irish Times in 1893

The front page of The Irish Times on April 18th, 1949

On April 18th, 1949, thousands celebrated as 26 counties ‘cut the last constitutional link with Britain’

Who won the 5 shillings on June 18, 1893? Illustration: iStock

Cream of Jokes: What did Weekly Irish Times readers think was funny in 1893?

Illustration: iStock

In 1870, a young man went to the police with a black eye. Three days later, he was dead

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Coolock Garda station. Photograph: Frank Miller

Man being treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds after Belcamp incident

The road is closed to facilitate an examination of the site. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí investigate two-vehicle crash involving car and van in Lobinstown on Friday

News from the House of Commons and other international political affairs dominate the first edition of ‘The Irish Times’ on March 29th, 1859.

The paper was founded 160 years ago today, with a simple vow to make a first-rate Irish newspaper

Cream of Jokes: Gags from the late 19th century. Illustration: iStock

Cream of Jokes: A weekly contest for 19th century readers of The Irish Times

Lost Leads, 1900: John had not been out working in his cab for some time. Illustration: iStock

Police were quick to make an arrest after a gruesome killing on Charlemont St in 1900

The scene of the crash on Drumcondra Road Lower. Photograph: Collins

‘Very dark cloud’ hanging over inner city community after death of woman (34) and man (70s)

Cream of Jokes: A weekly contest for 19th century readers of The Irish Times

Xybernaut wearable computer 133P, demonstrated on April 21st, 1998; the photo was published in The Irish Times on the 27th. Photograph: AP

Lost Leads: Computer news in the 1980s speculated about 'automated post' and cashless banking

An impression of what the roof of Pearse Street will look like after the works. Photograph: Irish Rail

Rail services affected due to scheduled repair works on Victorian roof at Dublin Pearse

A small crowd arrived to the scene of the shooting and carried John Moylan to a nearby house. Illustration: iStock/George Cruikshank

In 1883, police considered John Moylan’s murder an agrarian crime, until the rumours surfaced

Frosty conditions are due to return early on Saturday night. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Frost on untreated surfaces to return on Saturday night as temperatures dip again

Dubs down: Dublin City Council officials decided the banner ‘materially affects the character’ of the bridge. Photograph: Conor Pope/Twitter

Council makes decision following Twitter outcry, but no official complaints received

Dublin city traffic: The junction of Dame Street and College Green, circa 1930. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

Lost Leads, 1922: ‘In order to find a parallel to the exploits of the bandits who infest the country, we must go back to the recor(...)

A view of the Rotunda Round Room from O’Connell Street (formerly Sackville Street), circa 1913. Photograph:  National Library of Ireland/Flickr commons

Before Liam O’Flaherty found literary recognition, he led a ‘garrison’ which took over a Dublin building

‘In the last number of years, there has been a significant problem on Christmas morning with illegally operated scrambler bikes, quads and mopeds on the roads in Cabra and Finglas in Dublin.’ Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Garda operation sees 11 bikes seized, two of which were found to be stolen

‘Jack the Ripper’ targeted women in London’s East End. Photograph: iStock

The 1888 ‘Whitechapel murders’ were covered extensively by ‘The Irish Times’ in 1888

The ‘swivel bridge’ (Butt Bridge) in Dublin city, near the scene of the chase, circa 1885. Photograph: National Library of Ireland Flickr Commons

When 22-year-old Thomas Garvey was reported for allegedly pickpocketing a sailor in 1883, police gave chase along the quays

People drive carts outside Meadowvale Dairy Company in Charleville, c 1910. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr commons

In 1909, a young woman went missing in Co Cork while shopping with her sister. Her body was found eight days later

The Department of Education  spent more than €2.2 million on postage last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Payslips for employees and retirees account for 81 per cent of department’s postal costs

Ads for razors, gift sets and shaving creams have been published in ‘The Irish Times’ since the very first issues

Beard advantages, 1950s: ‘It provides, as it were, a built-in outlet for nervous tension’

Met Éireann says conditions are due to turn wet and windy in coming days. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times/File photo

Met Éireann issues two status yellow alerts with wet, windy, unsettled conditions due

The front page of The Irish Times on November 23rd, 1963

‘In the streets of Dublin people crowded round the windows of television shops’

“The leader of the mob demanded a parley”. Illustration: The Irish Times

Lost Leads: An Irish policeman recounts a bloody story from Co Laois in 1847

‘The Montague was set on its hook again, until Cecil heard Joan Crawford was due to fly in to Dublin Airport.’ Above,   Crawford  waving to photographers at London airport in April 1966. (Photo by Dove/Express/Getty Images)

‘By 1966, the support vehicle mechanics at the airline had long been in a dispute over a request for proper clothing for the cold (...)

When John Sullivan woke up, he had some questions to answer. Illustration: iStock

Lost Leads, 1900: When the labourers didn’t show up for work, the farmer went searching

Mr O’Donnell had barely uttered a dozen words in Irish when he was stopped by Mr Gully, who insisted he speak English. Photograph: iStock/illustration

Irish Times, 1901: ‘An angry yell of indignant astonishment arose from the Irish benches’

The view from the Royal Hotel: Galway’s Eyre Square in 1900.

Thomas Parry had one thing on his mind when he visited Galway on July 29th, 1884

A view of Bayside Shopping Centre, Bayside. Photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí investigate unsuccessful raid attempt at Bayside Shopping Centre on Friday

If you have a trampoline, make sure to secure it safely. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

Take extreme care on roads, stock up on batteries and secure your patio furniture

Gurteen Cross, Co Cork. Photograph: Google Street View

Cyclist receives serious head injuries after hitting pothole near Bandon on Sunday

According to the story, some of the cargo of a wrecked ship at Ireland’s Eye was salvaged by people on the coast. Illustration: Thomas Faull/iStock/File photo

Lost Leads, 1803: A bloody legend of greed, treachery and a tell-tale corpse

Two men made a shocking discovery while working in a field in Limerick in 1878. Illustration: iStock/file

Lost Leads: After a woman and child’s bodies were found, one man sought help - the other kept working

Nancy Crampton-Brophy. Photograph: Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Woman who wrote 2011 essay detailing methods for killing spouse arrested in US

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene. Photograph: Frank Miller/File photo

Driver pronounced dead at scene of incident near Killeshin on Saturday evening

Conway’s pub on Dublin’s Parnell Street

Barstool stats: How many pubs has your county lost in the last 12 years?

The remains of Russellstown House, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Paul Leonard/Geograph.ie

Lost Leads: A farmer makes a grim discovery after calling to a neighbour’s house

Festival-goers have been warned about fake ticket scams ahead of Electric Picnic. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Hopeful festival-goers urged to be on lookout for fake print-at-home tickets

Oaklands Terrace, Terenure, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

Garda investigation after 44-year-old man dies following fire at house in Terenure

Pope John Paul II in Drogheda, 1979. Photograph: The Irish Times

After Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ireland in 1979, crowds gathered to bid on the leftovers

People bathe at the public baths at Dún Laoghaire, circa 1925. Photograph: Dillon Family/National Library of Ireland Flickr Commons

August, 1928: ‘May I draw attention to the urgent need for better bathing places for ladies near Dublin, and particularly at Dalke(...)

A majority of students to not agree that 28 standard drinks makes a person too drunk to give sexual consent, a study has found. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

More than two-thirds of students do not agree 28 units inhibits sexual consent – study

Photograph of John ‘Jackie’ Fricker taken in his youth on board a ship. Photograph: The Fricker family

Bottle found on Alaskan shore is traced to a cousin of Oscar-winning actor Brenda Fricker

Cash box taken and employee assaulted during incident at Blue Bell Luas stop

The Luger pistol recovered by Gardaí on Monday night. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí tried to intercept car in Corbally area when driver took evasive action’

November 1931: Evening dressed drinkers buying at a US bar during prohibition. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

An Irish Times reporter on a US assignment in 1928 witnesses the rise of speakeasies

Tommy Fitzgerald (17) was last seen in Drogheda two weeks ago. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Tommy Fitzgerald (17) last seen two weeks ago, may frequent Cashel and Rathfarnham

A fire was started at the bottom of the flyover in the Bogside area of Derry. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

City sees sixth successive night of trouble following Twelfth of July celebrations

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