This year will mark the 200th anniversary of one of Ireland’s most notorious murders: the brutal killing of a beautiful fifteen-year-old peasant girl called Ellie Hanley, who became known asthe […]

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Labour’s 1918 anti-conscription ‘Plan of Action’—an alternative strategy for independence? By Padraig Yeates In 1918 the Irish Labour Party and Trade Union Congress (ILP&TUC) proposed methods of passive resistance to […]

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One of the most remarkable campaigns within this remarkable election. Daniel Purcell The 1918 general election was one of the most significant in Irish history. It provided a de facto […]

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By Fiona Fitzsimons The Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878, gave power to local authorities to establish mortuaries, and authorised any justice to order the removal of dead bodies to a […]

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In R.M. Fox’s collection of biographical essays Rebel Irishwomen (1935), included alongside Maud Gonne MacBride, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington and Constance Markievicz is an obscure London-born nurse, Dora Maguire. Who was she […]

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