Ireland at War

Ireland at War

Prof Keith Jeffery, QUB, discusses who joined up and why

Irish Anzacs Project

Irish Anzacs Project

Dr Jeff Kildea, UNSW, explains the project to identify all Irish-born enlistments in the Australian Imperial Force during WW1

Fortnight in Review

Fortnight in Review

Catch up on the past fortnight's news through our gallery of images

Belgian Refugees in Ireland

Belgian Refugees in Ireland

Lorcan Clancy reports for RTÉ's History Show on the Belgian refugees that arrived in Ireland during WW1

The Cumann na mBan Split

The Cumann na mBan Split

Dr Mary McAuliffe, UCD, discusses the impact of John Redmond’s Woodenbridge speech on Cumann na mBan

Commemoration

Commemoration

President Michael D. Higgins reflects on the Commemoration of the First World War. Interview with RTÉ’s Bryan Dobson.

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.