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 30: 2014-06-18
Photograph of Franz Ferdinand assassinated in Sarajevo
The would-be assassin arrested after throwing a bomb under a car in the Archduke's cavalcade earlier in the day Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 11 July 1914

Franz Ferdinand assassinated in Sarajevo

Heir to crowns of Austria-Hungary and his wife shot by Serbian nationalists

By Century Ireland

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir-presumptive to the crowns of Austria-Hungary, and his wife, the Duchess of Hohenberg, have been shot dead in the city of Sarajevo in Bosnia today. The Archduke...

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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.