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Sinn Féin leaders at the first Dáil Éireann in 1919. Photograph: Hulton Archive

We are now entering the most challenging and sensitive phase of the Decade of Centenaries, equipped with an appreciation that commemoration can be com(...)

President Michael D Higgins will tell an audience including the Taoiseach and descendants of those elected to the first Dáil that the country is  entering “the most difficult part of our decade of centenaries”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

President Michael D Higgins will urge people not to be afraid to “face the past” as they commemorate the most difficult centenaries of Irish history, (...)

Engraving. The Versailles Conference in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles, June 28th, 1919. President Clemenceau opens the session. Private Collection. (Photo by: Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images)

The world emerged from the first World War in 1919 broken and bleeding, but determined to build a better future. The hopes of that better future were(...)

circa 1916:  Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924) the 28th President of the United States of America.  (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

From 1914 onwards, immigrant groups in the United States – Irish, Poles, Jews, Italians, Germans, Magyars and nationalities in the Mid-European Union,(...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

Solohead village outside Tipperary town.

In January 1950 a memorial was unveiled to those who carried out the Soloheadbeg ambush. It is situated in Solohead village outside Tipperary town sur(...)

Eamon De Valera addressing a meeting in Los Angeles on his US tour as president of Dail Eireann. Photograph: Hulton Archive

In December 1918, while the votes in the general election were still being counted, Sir Henry Robinson, a senior official in the Irish administration,(...)

Painting of the first Dáil by Norman Teeling. Countesy of the Oriel Gallery theoriel.com

January 21st, 2019 marks the centenary of the first meeting of Dáil Éireann, a landmark event in the evolution of an independent Ireland. The 1918 gen(...)

On February 22nd, 1919, Sean T Ó Ceallaigh wrote a letter to French premier Georges Clemenceau from the Grand Hotel on Boulevard des Capuchines in Par(...)

Constance Markievicz and Kathleen Lynn at Earlsfort Terrace probably taken at the treaty debates, circa Dec 1921-Jan 1922. Photograph: Independent News and Media/Getty Images

In May 2018 another tranche of pension records were released, bringing the total number of applications for pensions submitted by women released to da(...)

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