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 21: 2014-02-12
Photograph of Fourteen Dublin Corporation members own tenement houses
A page from the report showing the miserable conditions of the Dublin slums. The photographs included in the report were taken by John Cooke and W.J. Joyce. Photo: South Dublin County Libraries

Fourteen Dublin Corporation members own tenement houses

Dublin Housing Inquiry reveals scandal at the heart of Dublin’s slums

By Century Ireland

The report of the Dublin Housing Inquiry has revealed that 14 sitting members of Dublin Corporation own tenement houses in the city. Several members of the Corporation own more than a...

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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.