Kathleen Lynn

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An American policeman wears a ‘Flu Mask’ to protect himself from the outbreak of Spanish flu following the first World War. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

When a major new epidemic of disease appeared in east Ulster and north Leinster in the early summer of 1918, Irish newspapers initially flagged it as (...)

Brigid of Kildare: a fearless negotiator who secured women’s property rights, and freed trafficked women

History is filled with stories of great deeds, the exploits of rebels, patriots and politicians, writers and artists, scientists and innovators. They (...)

Prof Mary Horgan will on Wednesday become the first woman president of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in its 363-year history. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It is time to review the HPAT aptitude test Leaving Certificate students must pass when applying for medicine at third level in Ireland, the president(...)

Dr Donald Caird  was the leading spokesman for the Southern minority during the “liberal agenda” debates in the 1980s and early 1990s
Obituary: Bishop Donald Caird

Born: December 11th, 1925 Died: June 1st, 2017 Born in Dublin in the early years of the Free State, Donald Caird took pride in his ancestry in the c(...)

 Scanning electron micrograph of the anaerobic spirochaete bacteria Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis  in humans

In one of James Joyce’s more scurrilous puns, from Ulysses, his protagonist known only as “the citizen” expresses contempt for any talk of the civilis(...)

Kathleen Lynn

This poem was commissioned by the Irish Writers Centre as part of the 1916 centenary celebrations. Tomorrow’s poem, Íota an Bháis, is by Nuala N(...)

Patrick Pearse. Photograph courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland

This poem was commissioned by the Irish Writers Centre as part of the 1916 centenary celebrations. Tomorrow’s poem is A Demonstration, by Jessic(...)

The first emergency auxilliary hospital was set up by Dr Ella Webb at 40 Merrion Square.

The St John Ambulance Brigade was founded by Dr John Lumsden, chief medical officer of the Guinness Brewery in 1903. Lumsden identified the need to h(...)

Kathleen Lynn (left) and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen. Photograph courtesy of RCPI

For three weeks from Easter Monday 1916, Dr Kathleen Lynn kept a detailed diary of her involvement in the Easter Rising, and her subsequent imprisonm(...)

Next week brings St Patrick’s Tide with its ever increasing range of activities. For the first time both archbishops of Dublin will take part in the B(...)

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