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

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’

Q & A: The First World War

Q & A: The First World War

Dr William Mulligan, UCD, explains the outbreak, conduct and consequences of the First World War

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Spring Tide of Nationalism

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

White weddings and WWI

White weddings and WWI

Alyson Gray writes about white weddings in Ireland during wartime

Crime & Punishment

Crime & Punishment

Drs David Doyle and Liam Callaghan discuss the impact the executions of the rebel leaders in 1916 had on the idea of capital punishment in Ireland

Issue 127: 2018-05-23
Photograph of 50,000 Irishmen wanted for war
A detail from an Irish recruiting poster showing the 'real Irish spirit': a young boy offering to accompany a soldier to the front Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

50,000 Irishmen wanted for war

Land offered to new recruits

By Century Ireland

Dublin, 4 June 1918 - In a further signal of the abandonment of the policy of conscription in Ireland, the Lord Lieutenant issued a proclamation yesterday aimed at encouraging voluntary recruitment across...

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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.