The 1972 Northern Ireland twopence piece  By Mark Stocker “The timing of the coin, closely coinciding with the onset of the Troubles, was unfortunate for its proponents …”  Decimalisation of […]

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By Lar Joye During the twentieth century the Irish Defence Forces have, like other armies, issued bravery medals (the Military Medal for Gallantry and the Distinguished Service Medal), service medals, […]

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Gene Autry’s 1939 tour By Ronan Doheny “The films were vehicles for his songs and immensely popular escapism for children, who adored the handsome, well-dressed Autry and his prized horse, […]

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By Fiona Fitzsimons Directories were first widely published in the 1730s, as new print formats were developed for a popular audience. They were urban handbooks ‘bundled up’ with other reference […]

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The case of Night Watch Constable John O’Brien By Tadhg Moloney “… the ‘small man’ was out of his depth when dealing with the political nuances in local authority structures.” […]

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