Spring Tide of Nationalism

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Dr William Murphy examines how Ireland was lost in the 1918 conscription crisis

Conscription & General Strike

Conscription & General Strike

A long read from Padraig Yeates on the ‘most successful demonstration of workers political power in the revolutionary decade’

Ireland's Lord Lieutenant

Ireland's Lord Lieutenant

Mark Duncan examines the decline and fall of the British Crown representative in Ireland

A poet among politicians

A poet among politicians

Ed Mulhall talks about George Russell's experience with the Irish Convention

Introducing Dev

Introducing Dev

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

From the Archive

From the Archive

Statement on men of military age in Ireland dated 4 Dec 1916 via the National Archives of Ireland

Issue 126: 2018-05-09
Photograph of Sinn Féin leaders arrested over alleged ‘German plot’
Some of the arrested Sinn Féin leaders Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England] 25 May 1918

Sinn Féin leaders arrested over alleged ‘German plot’

By Century Ireland

Dublin, 18 May 1918 - In a dramatic midnight swoop, police and military authorities have arrested leading members of the Sinn Féin movement. Among them were a number of MPs...

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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.