From U-Boats to Human Sharks

From U-Boats to Human Sharks

Padraig Yeates explains why we should remember the tragedy of the SS Hare

Putin & Revolution

Putin & Revolution

‘Mr. Putin really doesn’t like popular revolutions’ - Dr Judith Devlin considers how Russia might mark the centenary of the October Revolution

Joyriding at the Front

Joyriding at the Front

In 1917, George Bernard Shaw was invited to visit the Front and write about his experience. Ed Mulhall tells the story of what happened.

Introducing de Valera

Introducing de Valera

Historian and broadcaster David McCullagh reflects on the 1917 East Clare by-election and the rise of an Irish political leader

The Toy Show

The Toy Show

What the kids wanted for Christmas 100 years ago

Ireland's War Artist

Ireland's War Artist

Alyson Gray on Irishman William Orpen's trip to the Front as the British army's official war artist

Issue 16: 2013-11-27
Photograph of Ban imposed on arms imports to Ireland
A sketch from the satirical magazine, Punch. Sir Edward Carson instructs Customs Officer Birrell to search John Redmond: "That's just the sort of bag he'd have a couple of howitzers concealed in." Photo: Punch, 17 December 1913

Ban imposed on arms imports to Ireland

MacNeill declares the right of every nationalist ‘to bear arms’

By Century Ireland

A Royal Proclamation was last night published in The London Gazette prohibiting, under the provisions of the Customs Consolidation Act, 1876, the importation of arms and ammunition into Ireland. This significant...

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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.