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 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.