The Irish Brigade

The Irish Brigade

RTÉ News report on Roger Casement's attempts to create an Irish Brigade made up of prisoners of war in Germany, 1914.

1914 in Review

1914 in Review

The Century Ireland team and RTÉ Radio One’s ‘The History Show’ reflect on the major events of 1914

How the War was Fought

How the War was Fought

Prof. John Horne, TCD, considers the strategies - political and military – used to fight the First World War

Press Censorship in the War

Press Censorship in the War

Ian Kenneally explains the way in which the British government suppressed certain Irish newspapers during WW1

Cumann na mBan & Ulster Women

Cumann na mBan & Ulster Women

Dr Senia Paseta, University of Oxford, discusses the the extent to which Cumann na mBan were aware of the Ulster Women's Unionist Council

The GAA or the Great War?

The GAA or the Great War?

David Molumby explores the story of Wexford gaelic footballer, James Rossiter

Issue 9: 2013-08-21
Photograph of ‘The head and face was flattened out and the body was bruised, squashed…’
An image from The Daily Sketch shows rescuers picking through the rubble in an attempt to find more victims underneath tons of masonry. Photo: Courtesy of the Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives

‘The head and face was flattened out and the body was bruised, squashed…’

Firemen tell of heroic rescue efforts

By Century Ireland

It has left bodies broken, families fractured and a community in shock. But last night’s tragedy on Church Street, and the rescue effort that followed it, has also...

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The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.