Living in Epic Times

Living in Epic Times

Professor John Horne, TCD, on popular understandings of the First World War

The Call to Arms

The Call to Arms

Tom Burke considers the early involvement of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in World War 1

James Connolly on the War

James Connolly on the War

'I know of no foreign enemy... except the British Government'

The Defence Of the Realm Act

The Defence Of the Realm Act

Dr. William Murphy, DCU, assesses the significance to everyday life of restrictive war-time legislation

Ireland: August 1914

Ireland: August 1914

Mark Duncan reflects on Irish life during the first month of war

Fortnight in review

Fortnight in review

News highlights from the last fortnight in headlines and pictures

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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Century Ireland

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