31–32 St Patrick’s Street, Cork   By Pat Ruane The burning of Cork by Crown forces on the night of 11–12 December 1920 had a devastating impact on the economic […]

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Food for humans, fairies and the dead at Hallowe’en. By Regina Sexton In his seminal 1972 publication The year in Ireland, folklorist Kevin Danaher identifies May Day (Bealtaine) and its […]

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Hugh Mahon, the Irishman expelled from the Australian parliament. By Jeff Kildea As we progress through the ‘decade of centenaries’, many are likely to be suffering from centenary fatigue. No […]

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The British government’s commitment to Irish unity turned out to be illusory. By Cormac Moore The Government of Ireland Act 1920, which led to the partition of Ireland, had its […]

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Annie Burke’s glasses: a new lens through which to view Bloody Sunday, 1920 By Siobhán Doyle Artefacts that bear visible traces of damage caused by conflict are often employed by […]

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