Mr Joye

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 Heinkel Kabine bubble cars line up at Dublin Port waiting for export. Photograph: Dublin Port Archive

Ireland’s record in car manufacturing is patchy to put it politely. Aside from Ford which had a continued presence in Cork from 1917 until 1984 and Vo(...)

Paul and Caroline Martin of Glasnevin: with the  rifle discovered in their home. Photograph: Sara Freund

A rook rifle, as the name suggests, was used for shooting rooks – regarded in the 19th century as pests and vermin – along with small game such as ra(...)