Putin & Revolution

Putin & Revolution

‘Mr. Putin really doesn’t like popular revolutions’ - Dr Judith Devlin considers how Russia might mark the centenary of the October Revolution

Joyriding at the Front

Joyriding at the Front

In 1917, George Bernard Shaw was invited to visit the Front and write about his experience. Ed Mulhall tells the story of what happened.

Introducing de Valera

Introducing de Valera

Historian and broadcaster David McCullagh reflects on the 1917 East Clare by-election and the rise of an Irish political leader

Carrying a Cross for Ireland

Carrying a Cross for Ireland

Dr Mary McAuliffe profiles Thomas Ashe on the centenary of his death

Ireland's War Artist

Ireland's War Artist

Alyson Gray on Irishman William Orpen's trip to the Front as the British army's official war artist

One Day in Glasnevin Cemetery

One Day in Glasnevin Cemetery

1 day, 1 cemetery & 7 burials. John Gibney & Georgina Laragy explore what these burials say about Dublin’s complex social history

Issue 114: 2017-11-22
Photograph of Freedom first, then labour problems, says de Valera
Éamon de Valera addressing the crowd on the steps of the Ennis Courthouse, after his election win in July 1917 Photo: National Library of Ireland, KE 132

Freedom first, then labour problems, says de Valera

By Century Ireland

Dundalk, 3 December 1917 - Éamon de Valera, the MP for East Clare, has said that Sinn Féin has little interest in becoming embroiled in controversy with either the...

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Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.