Why War Went Global

Why War Went Global

Prof John Horne, TCD, talks to RTÉ's David McCullagh about the outbreak and escalation of war in the summer of 1914

Ireland: August 1914

Ireland: August 1914

Mark Duncan reflects on Irish life during the first month of war

The Defence Of the Realm Act

The Defence Of the Realm Act

Dr. William Murphy, DCU, assesses the significance to everyday life of restrictive war-time legislation

A Short War?

A Short War?

Professor Gearóid O Tuathaigh on the Irish Political Response to World War 1

Countdown to War

Countdown to War

Track the events that led to the outbreak of the First World War

Fortnight in review

Fortnight in review

News highlights from the last fortnight in headlines and pictures

Issue 34: 2014-08-13
Photograph of Germans capture Brussels
The Belgian city of Brussels is now occupied by the German army Photo: Irish Life, 28 August 1914. Full collection of Irish Life available from the National Library of Ireland.

Germans capture Brussels

Belgians flee from city as German army take control

By Century Ireland

After ten days of defiance, the Belgian army yesterday surrendered the city of Brussels without a shot being fired. Brussels is now occupied by the German army. With the German...

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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.