Mary Size (1883–1959)—forgotten Irish pioneer of British penal reform. By Ruairí Ó hAodha Myra Hindley claimed that she was glad that it was dark when she was driven through the […]

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Norwegian Ole Mørk Sandvik’s 1927 visit to Ireland. By David Toms Ole Mørk Sandvik was unimpressed by Dublin on his arrival in Ireland’s capital in the summer of 1927, describing […]

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The ‘special position’ of the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglicans and the historians. By Niall Meehan Historians in southern Ireland who examine the interaction of religion with social and political […]

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Brian O’Higgins and the Wolfe Tone Annual, 1932–62. By Patrick Maume The Wolfe Tone Annual was published and largely written by the balladeer, postcard manufacturer and die-hard republican Brian O’Higgins […]

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New evidence of early matches has necessitated a reappraisal of Irish soccer’s foundation story. By Martin Moore According to its foundation myth, association football was introduced into Ireland on 24 […]

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