‘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

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Spring Tide of Nationalism

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

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

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

Gaelic League & the Rising

Gaelic League & the Rising

Brian Ó Conchubhair writes about the role the Gaelic League played in the 1916 Rising

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

Issue 28: 2014-05-21
Photograph of 1,000 drown as Empress of Ireland sinks
The Empress of Ireland sank on the morning of the 29 May, taking with her the lives of over 1,000 people Photo: Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, EST EI-13 (358)

1,000 drown as Empress of Ireland sinks

Inquest hears how liner sank within minutes

By Century Ireland

The number of lives lost following the sinking of the Empress of Ireland in the Saint Lawrence River is now officially put at 1,021, with 446 passengers having been rescued from the...

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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.