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Minister for Education Joe McHugh should insist that history is categorised as a core subject for the Junior Certificate. Its downgrading was a retrog(...)

People who know their history are far less easy to manipulate and are much less susceptible to propaganda in all its manifestations.

A letter writer to this paper recently described a very young student in secondary school innocently inquiring whether the Belfast/Good Friday Agreeme(...)

A  Constance Markievicz 1918 election poster, erected last year to mark a special exhibition. Photograph:  Getty Images

YES: “It is only by studying history that we learn who we are” Mary O’Rourke I want to give two cheers to Joe McHugh for reviewing the decision to r(...)

Some of the students who will be telling the stories of Irish soldiers lost during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

President Michael D Higgins will meet 36 secondary school students before they travel to the Somme battlefield in June. The students represent each of(...)

UCD history professor Diarmaid Ferriter said plans to remove history as a compulsory subject under the new Junior Cycle programme were ’very worrying for the future’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

UCD history professor Diarmaid Ferriter said plans to remove history as a compulsory subject under the new junior cycle programme were “very worrying (...)