Victorian and modern prison regimes on Spike Island, Co. Cork. By Barra Ó Donnabháin Spike Island is dominated by a Napoleonic-era fortress that was used as a prison from 1847 […]

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EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum, collaborates with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to showcase the global Irish diaspora. By Angela Byrne In 2018–19 EPIC is working together with […]

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A case of money and influence against the honour of an Irish lady? By Joan Capstick In 1878 a sensational divorce petition came before the Dublin probate and matrimonial court. […]

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The chevalier brothers-in-law—Thomas O’Gorman, antiquary, genealogist and wine merchant, and Charles-Geneviève d’Éon de Beaumont, transgender diplomat and spy. By Seán O’Halloran The publication of a recently discovered copy of the […]

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Ireland and the history of blasphemy. By David Nash For much of the twentieth century, western governments believed either that blasphemy laws were long-dead fragments of a bygone age or […]

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