The GAA v the British Empire

The GAA v the British Empire

Mark Duncan explains the significance of the GAA's day of protest in 1918, Gaelic Sunday

‘There go the Sinn Feiners’

‘There go the Sinn Feiners’

Dr Emmanuel Destenay on how the Irish political radicalisation impacted upon the front-line experience of Ireland’s WW1 troops

Women's Day, 9 June 1918

Women's Day, 9 June 1918

Dr Mary McAuliffe, UCD, explains how Irish women mobilised in response to the conscription crisis in 1918

Q&A: Why did the US join WW1?

Q&A: Why did the US join WW1?

Prof. Mike Cronin, Boston College, explains why the U.S. abandoned its policy of neutrality and isolationism in 1917

The Civilian Dead

The Civilian Dead

Hannah Smyth counts the human cost of the 1916 Rising

Catholic church and the Rising

Catholic church and the Rising

Prof. Oliver P. Rafferty SJ explains the reaction of the Catholic Church to the 1916 Easter Rising

Issue 9: 2013-08-21
Photograph of ‘The head and face was flattened out and the body was bruised, squashed…’
An image from The Daily Sketch shows rescuers picking through the rubble in an attempt to find more victims underneath tons of masonry. Photo: Courtesy of the Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives

‘The head and face was flattened out and the body was bruised, squashed…’

Firemen tell of heroic rescue efforts

By Century Ireland

It has left bodies broken, families fractured and a community in shock. But last night’s tragedy on Church Street, and the rescue effort that followed it, has also...

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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.