Picture Post: workers harvesting flax in Co Down in 1948. Photograph: Merlyn Severn//Hulton/Getty

The British magazine was extremely popular with readers but not with the Irish censor. Its portraits of ireland are timeless, however In his mem(...)

Then Irish Times editor RM Smyllie  got his revenge on the Irish government censors by rearranging the front page of the newspaper to make a V for victory sign.

At 1.25pm on May 7th, 1945 Germany surrendered to the Allies in the town of Rheims in France, the headquarters of Allied supreme commander Dwight D Ei(...)

Siobhán McKenna in 1967, the year she appeared in Brian Friel’s play The Loves of Cass Maguire. Photograph: Dermot Barry

A flood of filth was poured across the stage of the Abbey Theatre in September 1967. To merit that charge, things must have been bad, since even Irela(...)

The Church of the Annunciation on Cappagh Road, Finglas. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The demolition of one of Dublin’s biggest Catholic churches, and its replacement with a new place of worship only a tenth of the size, has been approv(...)

Cardinal Tomás Ó’Fíaich. Photograph: PA Wire

A viciously brilliant lampoon by the infamous Cummings from The Sunday Express of May 31st, 1981, which adorns the cover of this riveting and seminal (...)

National Library director Sandra Collins with actor Rory Dignam playing the role of Sebastian Dangerfield, the protagonist of Donleavy’s novel The Ginger Man. Photograph: Dave Meehan

There are many stories surrounding the writing and publication of The Ginger Man, JP Donleavy’s great novel about student life in postwar Dublin in th(...)

Sixth-year students at Muckross Park College on their last day of school alongside nuns from the Dominican convent

Some 120 years after they established one of the best known girls’ schools in the capital, the last remaining Dominican nuns have left the Muckross Pa(...)

‘Olive Smith: A musical visionary’

Gillian Smith’s book about her mother, Olive Smith: A Musical Visionary (Somerville Press) is first and foremost a book about a woman with a passion f(...)

The Carmelite order acquired the 50-acre Gort Muire estate for £12,000 in 1944.

The Carmelite order is set to secure up to €35 million from the sale of eight acres of land attached to its student and novitiate house at Ballinteer (...)

A Nimby (Not In My Back Yard) may be pro-development, but not in their neighbourhood

The Absorption Rate is the rate at which builders supply the market in order to maintain selling prices without flooding the market and causing prices(...)

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