Punching the Wind

Punching the Wind

'Punching the wind: Captain Jack White, Misfit of the Irish Revolution' by Ed Mulhall

Female Activists

Female Activists

Dr Leeann Lane on the international story of the women’s suffrage movement

The Origins of Cumann na mBan

The Origins of Cumann na mBan

Dr Senia Paseta from the University of Oxford discusses the background to the founding of Cumann na mBan in April 1914

The Militarisation of Ireland

The Militarisation of Ireland

David McCullagh talks to Prof Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh about the growth of Volunteer movements and the militarisation of Irish life

What was Home Rule?

What was Home Rule?

Q & A with Dr Conor Mulvagh from UCD

Fortnight in Review

Fortnight in Review

News highlights from the last fortnight in headlines and pictures

Issue 4: 2013-06-13
Photograph of Roger Casement says poverty in Connemara is ‘worst in civilised world’
Poverty in Picturesque Ireland: A view across Killary Bay in Connemara. Roger Casement has described the people’s plight here as a battle ‘for existence’. Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Roger Casement says poverty in Connemara is ‘worst in civilised world’

National effort required to relieve 'abandoned people'

By Century Ireland

Roger Casement has spoken of his sorrow at the scenes of poverty and distress he witnessed on a recent visit to Connemara. Mr. Casement was knighted for reports into human...

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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.