By Fiona Fitzsimons The medieval church practised ‘churching’ as a rite of purification and thanksgiving for the safe delivery of a woman after the birth of her child. It marked the […]

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The 1916 Easter Rising proved to be the spark that ignited the tensions within Basque nationalism. By Kyle McCreanor Historians have recently taken a greater interest in the global context […]

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A microcosm of the third Home Rule crisis. By M.C. Rast In several important ways, the third Home Rule crisis had little to do with Ireland; it was as much […]

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Four different legal systems operated, with profound consequences for the concept of legitimacy. By Cormac T. Hickey In force until the Flight of the Earls and the collapse of the […]

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The Irishman who sold sex, sport and sensationalism in late nineteenth-century America. By Liam Barry-Hayes Richard Kyle Fox was born on the Albertbridge Road, Belfast, on 12 August 1846. His […]

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