Christmas at the Movies 1914

Christmas at the Movies 1914

Dr Ruth Barton, TCD, on what was big in Irish picture houses at Christmas 1914 (via RTE's 'The History Show')

ireland in 1914

ireland in 1914

Five stories that explain Ireland in 1914

'Common Sense and the War'

'Common Sense and the War'

Ed Mulhall considers writer George Bernard Shaw's response to 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

Exploring the Irish Experience

Exploring the Irish Experience

National Library of Ireland Exhibition exploring the Irish experience in the First World War

Fortnight in Review

Fortnight in Review

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

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.