Ireland at War

Ireland at War

Prof Keith Jeffery examines the types of Irishman who enlisted in the British army during WW1 and their reasons for doing it.

Irish Anzacs Project

Irish Anzacs Project

Dr Jeff Kildea, UNSW, talks about 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 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.