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 104: 2017-07-05
Photograph of ‘England has her answer’: landslide win for de Valera
Eamon de Valera addressing the crowd on the steps of the Ennis Courthouse Photo: National Library of Ireland, KE 132

‘England has her answer’: landslide win for de Valera

By Century Ireland

Ennis, 12 July 1917 - Eamon de Valera has won the East Clare by-election for Sinn Féin. The victory margin was an extremely comfortable one – de Valera secured 5,010...

Main Stories

RTÉ

Century Ireland

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