As the Battle of Britain raged across the skies following the capitulation of France in June 1940, the Irish state had not prepared for the possibility of paratroopers, spies and […]

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The IRA’s Civil War campaign against Dublin’s cinemas and theatres By Gavin Foster A few nights after St Patrick’s Day 1923, two men arrived at the Bohemian Picture House in […]

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While many Irishmen were transported to Tasmania, formerly Van Diemen’s Land, either as ordinary criminals or as political offenders during the first half of the nineteenth century, some Irishmen have […]

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The craniology collection in Trinity College, Dublin By Miguel DeArce and René Gapert The journal Nature recently published a colour map of the human brain (opposite page), identifying 100 brain […]

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By Fiona Fitzsimons After 1649 and continuing until 1853, many convicted felons from Ireland were transported overseas to serve their sentences as indentured servants. Initially transportation was to the thirteen […]

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