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

A customs officer seen with the shipment discovered on Wednesday. Photograph: Revenue

Illegal shipment of 7.9 million cigarettes discovered aboard vessel from Rotterdam

‘You need a reality check’. Photograph: ITV/Twitter/Screengrab

After England exited World Cup, Keane and Ian Wright engaged in lively TV exchange

Murder weapon: In 1881, a man accused of murder in Monkstown didn’t own a razor, but preferred to go to a barber’s in Dublin. Photograph: Illustration/iStock

Dublin, 1881: ‘He struck a match and on examining her, found blood flowing . . .’

‘What to do when you find a frog in your lettuce?’ Photograph: Shevaughan Tolputt/Twitter

‘This type of incident, while incredibly rare, can naturally occur with fresh produce’

The marriage of George, Duke of York, and princess Mary of Teck. Photograph: Wikipedia commons

Congratulating the royal family on an engagment wasn’t a given in Ireland in 1893

A rainfall warning has been issued for a number of areas. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bank Holiday weather: Met Éireann predicts scattered thunderstorms and spot flooding

Gardaí in Dublin seized a shotgun, drugs and a sum of cash on Monday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Facebook

Cocaine, heroin, mixing agent ‘worth more than €1m’ found after car stopped in Finglas

The toil is long: One of those involved in erecting the slogan said it was a “mammoth task”.

Ben Bulben no longer says ‘No’ as fresh slogans are proposed for Sligo mountain

Rathfarnham, circa 1905. Photograph: National Library Ireland/Flickr Commons

In 1883, a local ‘terror’ paid an evening visit to an elderly couple’s cottage in Knocklyon

Constables were sent to number 48 Cork Street to investigate the claims. Photograph: iStock

In 1872, a man walked into a police station in the capital with a grim admission to make

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pedestrian (22) hospitalised with head injuries following incident in Swords

Big Tom McBride has died aged 81. Photograph: Bigtomcountry.com

President pays tribute to ‘one of the most charismatic and influential’ country artists

The man remains in custody at Buncrana Garda station. Photograph: Google Street View

Suspect assaulted taxi driver with knife, forced him to drive over Border to Donegal

Olta Dodaj has been missing since Wednesday

Appeal for help made to Irish Albanian community in effort to locate Olta Dodaj (17)

Main St, Kilcoole, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Google Street View

Light-coloured saloon car failed to remain at scene of incident in early hours of Saturday

The Mall, Waterford, in January 1901. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

In 1899, a young boy died after a fit. Suspicions arose when his brother soon met the same fate

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed

Minister for Agriculture says now is no time for farmers to be ‘shy about looking for help’

Heavy rainfall has been predicted in the coming days. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rain expected to last from Thursday evening to Friday with 30mm – 50mm of rain due in places

The road has been closed pending an examination of the scene. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two other males (19 and 21) hospitalised with serious injuries after car hits wall

Dancing at the Metropole in Dublin in 1968. Photograph: Kevin McMahon

In the mid-1930s, Irish clergymen went to court to ‘stop to the evil of all-night dances’

Dundalk station: Fr McKeone caught the 12pm train to Dublin in May, 1927. File photograph: James P. O’Dea/National Library of Ireland Flickr commons

In 1928, after days of dredging a Co Louth quarry, a black bundle emerged in the water

The Irish Times: Front page on February 27th, 1947

Seventy years ago, some houses were left nearly fully covered after heavy blizzards

Snow fall on the Naas dual carriage way near Rathcoole, Co Dublin, on January 10th, 1982. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Some 100,000 homes and businesses lost power. Buses stopped. There were bread riots

Esra Uyrun has been missing since 2011. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Esra Uyrun was 38 when she went missing from her Clondalkin home in February 2011

Dublin Zoo’s latest arrival. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Dublin Zoo

Facility welcomes second new arrival in two weeks following birth of Asian elephant

‘That’s all wrong, it wasn’t a goose...” Photograph: iStock

Drake news: In 1942, a reluctant reporter was sent on a wild goose chase in Dublin

Prussia Street in the 1970s. Photograph: Pat Langan

Lost Leads, 1970: Gardaí struggled to find the cause of a fire that ‘almost completely destroyed’ a woman’s remains

In 1909, Mary Walker was due back at work in the evening, but did not return from her afternoon walk. Photograph: iStock illustration

When Mary Walker didn’t return from her break in 1909, a grim discovery was made

The Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year has been announced

James Vincent McMorrow, Lankum and Marlene Enright among 2017 nominees

Vaseline, geared towards the owners of dishwashing hands

A look at a selection of advertisements printed in ‘The Irish Times’ in the 1950s

Decked out in Switzer’s best in the 1960s

A look at a selection of advertisements printed in ‘The Irish Times’ in the 1960s

‘Darling, you look tired,’ he said

A look at a selection of advertisements printed in ‘The Irish Times’ in the 1940s

Windy in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

Alert for seven counties issued by Met Éireann with gusts of up to 110km/h in parts

A house robbery in Blackrock in 1923 quickly turned into a shootout. Photograph: iStock/illustration

Amid a string of thefts around Christmas in 1923, one lucky homeowner was left with a bullet hole in his hat

In 1892, a letter writer put up an argument defending those who marry their cousins. Photograph: Getty

‘When I fell in love with my cousin my mind soon changed’: Debate rages on front page in 1892

‘Their first spat’. Photograph: iStock/Illustration

This short story about fighting spouses appeared in The Weekly Irish Times 125 years ago

What do women really want in men? One letter writer in 1892 thought they had the answer. Photograph: ilbusca/iStock/illustration

‘They like honesty of purpose and consideration; they like men who believe in women’

The ‘Burning of Cork’, St Patrick’s Street, Cork, 1920. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

In 1920, a mob raided the newspaper’s offices after the publication of a controversial pastoral letter

Clonliffe Avenue, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

Man discovered unconscious on Clonliffe Avenue in early hours of Friday

Drugs discovered by gardaí during a search operation in Tallaght. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Heroin and Zopiclone discovered during search of house and car on Thursday

Simon Coveney was asked if the ‘kerfuffle’ over the phase one deal was worth it

‘Do you feel slightly guilty?’: Tánaiste questioned over Border assurances

Heavy snowfall in Westmeath on Sunday morning. Photograph: David Clarke/Twitter

Met Éireann issues three weather alerts as conditions remain treacherous

Reverend Watson was accused of being drunk during service at a hearing in 1869. Photograph: iStock/illustration

In 1876, a workman made a grim discovery at his employer’s cottage near Kenmare

An argument over a marriage proposal between a Leitrim farmer and his son boiled over in 1902. Photograph: iStock/illustration/file

In 1902, a dispute between father and son boiled over following a hasty marriage offer

In 1902, police followed a ‘priest’ through Dublin after a chance encounter on North Earl Street. Photograph: iStock/illustration

Costume capers in 1902: ‘He raised his hand and blessed the giver, saying the blessing was better than money’

The road is closed to facilitate a technical examination. File photograph: Alan Betson

Driver (26) pronounced dead at scene of single-vehicle crash in Co Louth overnight

The puppies were concealed in the back of a vehicle. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

Gardaí discover shipment of puppies aged six to eight weeks in plastic containers

The Dubliners members John Sheahan Kenna, Barney McKenna, Eamonn Campbell and Ronnie Drew in the Shelbourne Hotel in 1992. Photograph: Pat Langan

Musician who began playing with band in 1980s dies ‘after short illness’

In 1922 in Co Waterford two neighbouring families were on bad terms ‘owing to the trespass of cattle’.

James Flynn never held a revolver before, but on a summer night in 1926, he had a dispute to settle

La Mancha, pictured in 1926 shortly after it was gutted by a fire

A gardener arrived to the ‘La Mancha’ house in 1926 and quickly saw things weren’t right

Jerry O’Donnell is missing from Churchill in Co Donegal. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Jerry O’Donnell (46) last seen at 6.20am on Wednesday in Churchill area

Green Street Court House, Dublin, where William O’Neill was sentenced to death. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ File

In 1927, Mary O’Brien made a grisly discovery when she called to a neighbour’s house for milk

Lotto players are being advised by the National Lottery to check their tickets

‘Speculation is rife as to who the owner of the winning ticket might be,’ says store owner

A modern view of the Echlin Buildings, Echlin Street, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

Killing on Echlin Street: In 1894, prosecutors used forensic evidence to secure conviction

Gardaí made the discovery during a car search at a Carlow checkpoint. Photograph: Getty Images

John Fitzgerald arrested after money found during search of vehicle at Carlow checkpoint

Photograph: iStock

In 1904 a ‘tramp’ named Thomas Coyne learned Mary Carrol was ill and insisted he could cure her

The Knock burial ground in Belfast. Photograph: Belfast City Council

On a Sunday evening in 1884, gravedigger William Spence had an unexpected visitor

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