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 106: 2017-08-02
Photograph of W.T. Cosgrave elected as Sinn Féin MP for Kilkenny City
Cosgrave making speech from Courthouse Balcony after being elected in the Kilkenny by-election Photo: Bureau of Military History

W.T. Cosgrave elected as Sinn Féin MP for Kilkenny City

By Century Ireland

Kilkenny, 13 August 1917 - W.T. Cosgrave has been elected as the new MP for Kilkenny City. A member of Sinn Féin, Cosgrave’s victory in the recent...

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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.