The one bright spot is Ireland

The one bright spot is Ireland

Prof Keith Jeffery, QUB, talks to RTÉ's David McCullagh about the impact of the outbreak of the First World War on the Irish question.

Ireland, Britain & the War

Ireland, Britain & the War

Prof Ronan Fanning, UCD, discusses the impact of the outbreak of the First World War on Britain's approach to the Irish question.

Planning a Rising for Ireland

Planning a Rising for Ireland

Ed Mulhall explores the significance of a meeting held in the Gaelic League Library, Parnell Square, Dublin, on 9 September 1914

Redmond at Woodenbridge

Redmond at Woodenbridge

'Wherever the firing line extends': Dr Conor Mulvagh discusses the impact of John Redmond's speech in Woodenbridge in September, 1914.

Fortnight in review

Fortnight in review

News highlights from the last fortnight in headlines and pictures

Mons Memories

Mons Memories

First hand accounts of the fighting at Mons from Irish Soldiers

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.