Spring Tide of Nationalism

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Dr William Murphy examines how Ireland was lost in the 1918 conscription crisis

A poet among politicians

A poet among politicians

Ed Mulhall talks about George Russell's experience with the Irish Convention

Literature and 1916

Literature and 1916

Dr. P.J. Mathews explores the idea of the Easter Rising as the 'poets' revolt'

Classroom Bolsheviks

Classroom Bolsheviks

Pay, politics and Ireland's national teachers - Niamh Puirséil looks at the radicalisation of the INTO in 1918

John L. Sullivan

John L. Sullivan

Mark Duncan on the making of an Irish-American sporting legend

Ulysses Journey

Ulysses Journey

Ed Mulhall looks at the first sightings of Joyce's masterpiece

Issue 124: 2018-04-11
Photograph of ‘A declaration of war on the Irish nation’: rivals unite in opposing conscription
The men who are leading the people - (L-R): John Dillon and Joseph Devlin (IPP), Arthur Griffith and Éamon de Valera (Sinn Féin), Tim Healy and William O'Brien and MJ Egan (Labour), leaving the Mansion House in Dublin after the meeting. Photo: Freeman's Journal

‘A declaration of war on the Irish nation’: rivals unite in opposing conscription

By Century Ireland

Dublin, 20 April 1918 - The disparate strands of Irish nationalism have come together in Dublin to register their opposition to the Military Service bill. The bill, which received Royal Assent on 18...

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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.