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Putting the finishing touches to the war memorial in Kilkenny ahead of its unveiling on Sunday. Photograph: James Burke

The Great War was rumbling well into its fourth year when young Thomas (Tommy) Woodgate from Mill Street in Callan, Co Kilkenny, joined the Royal Flyi(...)

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

A labourer watched his neighbour, Fanny Collins, volley a tirade of insults through the window of her house at Monkstown Avenue, Dublin. As she stood(...)

 Statue of Oliver Goldsmith at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: iStock

When the statue of Lord Carlisle was blown from its plinth in the People’s Garden in the Phoenix Park on July 28th, 1958, the incident was news for on(...)

‘RMS Leinster’: its sinking made headlines around the world.

The sinking of the RMS Leinster by a German submarine in October 1918 resulted in the greatest ever loss of life in the Irish Sea and the highest ever(...)

43 Upper George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire: one of the town’s oldest social clubs

One of Dún Laoghaire’s longest-running purpose-built social clubs is selling up after 130 years at 43 Upper George’s Street. The distinctive, large a(...)

The development of Dun Laoghaire Baths will take nearly two years to complete and will include a small café, public toilets, an artist studio space, new lifeguard facilities, an up-grade to the existing maritime gardens and a new jetty.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The redevelopment of Dún Laoghaire’s old Victorian baths is set to begin in the coming weeks with the new public area due to open in the spring of 202(...)

6 Corrig Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Corrig Avenue, which was once known as Sydenham Terrace, was developed in 1859. The arrival of the railway to Kingstown – as Dún Laoghaire was then kn(...)

Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond with Irish nationalist politician John Dillon circa 1910. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty

The sudden death of Irish Parliamentary Party chairman John Redmond one hundred years ago on Tuesday presented a dilemma for his supporters. The deat(...)

A card from the Frongoch camp: ‘In Frongoch, Michael Collins had became a dominant figure in what has been described as the ‘university of revolution’.’ Photograph: © National Museum of Ireland

On this day one hundred years ago, those untried prisoners returning to Ireland following their internment after the Easter Rising had every reason to(...)

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin: faced with a new and unfamiliar political dispensation in 1922, southern Protestants had to juggle with a potentially disastrous disconnect. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The 1999-2000 European Values Study – which included a look at citizenship – came up with something surprising about Protestants in the Republic of Ir(...)

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