Ulster Unionism and the Somme

Ulster Unionism and the Somme

Philip Orr explains how and why the Battle of the Somme became an inspirational unionist narrative

Ireland and the Somme

Ireland and the Somme

Myles Dungan on the Irish regiments at the Battle of the Somme

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

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’

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Spring Tide of Nationalism

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

Issue 30: 2014-06-18
Photograph of Franz Ferdinand assassinated in Sarajevo
The would-be assassin arrested after throwing a bomb under a car in the Archduke's cavalcade earlier in the day Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 11 July 1914

Franz Ferdinand assassinated in Sarajevo

Heir to crowns of Austria-Hungary and his wife shot by Serbian nationalists

By Century Ireland

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir-presumptive to the crowns of Austria-Hungary, and his wife, the Duchess of Hohenberg, have been shot dead in the city of Sarajevo in Bosnia today. The Archduke...

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The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.