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

One Day in Glasnevin Cemetery

One Day in Glasnevin Cemetery

1 day, 1 cemetery & 7 burials. John Gibney & Georgina Laragy explore what these burials say about Dublin’s complex social history

Issue 27: 2014-05-07
Photograph of Armed patrols seek to intercept arms shipments
Soldiers prepare military exercises in readiness for immediate despatch to Ulster if necessary. Photo: Irish Life, May 1914. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland.

Armed patrols seek to intercept arms shipments

No arrests of public office holders involved in Ulster gun running

By Century Ireland

Augustine Birrell, the Chief Secretary of Ireland, told the House of Commons in London yesterday that amongst the men and women who were involved with the gunrunning by the Ulster...

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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.