By Stephen Callaghan The Second Boer War broke out in October 1899. It was a conflict for which the British were under-prepared, with towns like Kimberly, Ladysmith and Mafeking being […]

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BY TONY CANAVAN Sinn Féin’s success in the 1918 general election A research study carried out at Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB), has found that the 1918 electoral reforms in Britain […]

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Garda Museum Dublin Castle museum@garda.ie, +353 (0)1 6669998 By Tony Canavan The Garda Museum is located in refurbished vaults in the Treasury Building of the Dublin Castle complex. It houses […]

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The Irishman who made the first successful east–west flight across the Atlantic in April 1928. By Teddy Fennelly The First World War hastened the advancement of aircraft technology. From its […]

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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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