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Thu. 24 Jun. 2021

Hairdresser styling woman's hair using a hot curler brush (1981)

Dangerous Hair Brushes 1981

The Irish Institute for Industrial Research and Standards warns about faulty hair curler brushes that have failed safety tests.

Man waterskiing on the river Shannon at O'Briensbridge, Co. Clare (1981)

Waterskiing In County Clare 1981

Competitors from Ireland, England and Scotland take part in the Smirnoff Waterski International at O'Briensbridge.

Minister for the Gaeltacht Tom O'Donnell at the official opening of King's Island Festival, Limerick (1976)

King's Island Festival 1976

The King's Island Festival in Limerick features arts and crafts, a souvenir record, a regatta and the festival queen.


Air India Flight 182

Air India Flight 182 1985

On 23 June 1985 Air India Flight 182 crashed off the south west coast of Ireland. All 329 passengers and crew on board were killed.


Housing Conditions in Ireland

In less than 50 years, Ireland went from a critical housing deficit to a property glut.

Strikes, Pickets and Protests

A century of strikes, protests and pickets in Ireland, from the 1913 Lockout to the sit-in of Vita Cortex workers in 2012.

Striking Against Apartheid

The struggle against the apartheid regime in South Africa reached the Dunnes Stores shop floor in 1984.