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Sean Treacy’s body is moved, as caught by a Pathe film crew in Dublin

On October 14th, 1920 Sean Treacy, one of the most-wanted men in Ireland, was killed by a single shot to the head on Talbot Street in Dublin. He had (...)

Fiona Bruce flies a Spitfire over Kent in a Pathé newsreel from the future. Or maybe it’s just the Antiques Roadshow. Photograph: BBC

Fiona Bruce is in a Spitfire flying over the weald of Kent. If you’re English you’ve definitely had that vision, the stirrings of a collective nationa(...)

Herbert Chapman chats with G M Foster at Highbury. Photo: J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

He slipped away with a suddenness that shocked England, succumbing to pneumonia on January 6th, 1934, just five days after picking up “a chill” watchi(...)

Matt Novak’s Paleofuture blog offers us a look back at the history of the future. That is to say, it’s all about retrofuturism: how the distant past i(...)

An Irish soldier and an RUC officer share a joke at the original Irish Border in 1924. Still from Pathé, courtesy of the Irish Film Institute

The original hard Border on the island of Ireland was imposed by the Irish Free State in 1923, and footage of it has now been digitised and put online(...)

Fake photo: A “battle” in Tralee, in 1920, was restaged on Vico Road, Killiney, Co Dublin, by Dublin Castle press office

Fake news has come to the fore recently, particularly across the Atlantic. It is interesting that about 100 years ago in Ireland, practitioners of pro(...)

Comment sections and tweets may prove invaluable for future research. Photograph: iStock

Our experience of modern history is informed as much from news reels, magazines and personal journals as it is by the physical artefacts we see in mus(...)

Manchester City’s goalkeeper Bert Trautmann dives at the feet of Birmingham’s Peter Murphy during the 1956 FA Cup Final at Wembley. Trautmann broke his neck making the save, but played on. Photograph:  Allsport Hulton/Archive

The main problem for the makers of The Keeper was what to leave out from the life of Bert Trautmann. One can imagine a film – maybe a whole TV series(...)

Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

Frank De Groot raises his sword to cut the ribbon

Decades before Irish racing trainers started winning the Melbourne Cup, as they may do again next week, another horseman from this island achieved a n(...)

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