Munster's labour movement and the independence struggle: A regional exception?

Munster's labour movement and the independence struggle: A regional exception?

Leading Irish labour historian Emmet O’Connor will deliver a keynote address on the labour movement in Munster during the war of independence at a major conference in UCC tomorrow. O’Connor asks why industrial unrest in Munster in this period was so militant, and how was it connected to the independence struggle.

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A strange brew of a man: The MP for Meath who believed he was a teapot

A strange brew of a man: The MP for Meath who believed he was a teapot

Robert Hume tells of the eccentric MP for Athboy, Co. Meath – born 300 years ago this month – who thought he was a teapot, and was afraid his spout might break off.

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Top of the class minister: McHugh rejects advice on history

Top of the class minister: McHugh rejects advice on history

There has hardly been a moment when the need for an informed understanding of history, of how countries work together or fail together, was as important.

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Medieval gold seal, Viking silver arm ring and bronze age axes declared treasure

Medieval gold seal, Viking silver arm ring and bronze age axes declared treasure

The items were found at locations across Northern Ireland by two treasure hunters.

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Daniel O’Connell death mask presented to Office of Public Works

Daniel O’Connell death mask presented to Office of Public Works

O’Connell, known as the Liberator, died in 1847 in Italy while on a pilgrimage to Rome.

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O’Connell’s view sharply relevant: Any return to terror must be rejected

O’Connell’s view sharply relevant: Any return to terror must be rejected

RTÉ last night broadcast the first of Olivia O’Leary’s two documentaries on Daniel O’Connell. When the programme-makers first considered the project, they could not have

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Viking migration left a lasting legacy on Ireland's population

Viking migration left a lasting legacy on Ireland's population

Ireland, the early medieval “land of saints and scholars”, had much cultural and economic growth during the 5th and 6th centuries. Elsewhere in Europe there were unstable populations in the wake of the fall of Rome.

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Evidence of prehistoric settlement found on sea bed

Evidence of prehistoric settlement found on sea bed

A European research team, including researchers from University College Cork (UCC), has found evidence of a lost prehistoric settlement in the North Sea.

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Garech de Brún’s Galway gate is finally found

Garech de Brún’s Galway gate is finally found

When Guinness heir Garech de Brún died over a year ago, his final will and testament included a “bow gate” bequeathed to the city of Galway.

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Rare Irish Proclamation sells for almost €15,000 at auction

Rare Irish Proclamation sells for almost €15,000 at auction

Victor Mee Auctions in Co Cavan sold the Proclamation to a private client in Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

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Exhibiting the lost art of writing a letter

Exhibiting the lost art of writing a letter

Students in Cork are staging an exhibition exploring the modern-day relationship between writing and the letter, featuring some well-known faces, writes Eoin English

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Rare first anniversary Proclamation to go under the hammer

Rare first anniversary Proclamation to go under the hammer

There are only three known surviving 1917 Proclamations which were printed for the first anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

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Joe Murphy was almost overshadowed by death of Lord Mayor in 1920

Joe Murphy was almost overshadowed by death of Lord Mayor in 1920

Joe Murphy was one of three IRA Volunteers who died on hunger strike in jails in 1920.

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Restored letters from War of Independence reveal details of 1920 Derry battle

Restored letters from War of Independence reveal details of 1920 Derry battle

The release of the Brigade Activity files is the seventh release for the MSPC Project, marking a new phase in the study of the Irish Revolution.

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Marble bust of Terence MacSwiney presented to Cork Public Museum

Marble bust of Terence MacSwiney presented to Cork Public Museum

A marble bust of former Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney has been presented to the Cork Public Museum.

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New biography reveals Winston Churchill’s problem with Ireland

New biography reveals Winston Churchill’s problem with Ireland

A new biography on Winston Churchill has much to recommend it but, from a purely Irish perspective, it is disappointing, writes Ryle Dwyer.

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Recent events how us that history should be at the front-line of our education system

Recent events how us that history should be at the front-line of our education system

Some truths are universal, even if they are not universally observed.

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Rare gold hoard unearthed in Donegal goes on display

Rare gold hoard unearthed in Donegal goes on display

The objects were discovered ‘in perfect condition’ and date back to the late Bronze Age, experts said.

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Check out this interactive timeline of events during WW1

Check out this interactive timeline of events during WW1

The First World War ended on November 11, 1918 after four years that changed the course of world history.

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For the love of flags: Did you know Cork used to have a blue and yellow one?

For the love of flags: Did you know Cork used to have a blue and yellow one?

The fact that Cork used to play in blue and yellow is just one of the fascinating facts about county colours revealed by Stan Zamyatin Moore, writes Jonathan deBurca Butler.

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66 reports of monuments during summer heatwave

66 reports of monuments during summer heatwave

The National Monuments Service (NMS) received 66 reports of newly identified monuments during the months of July and August 2018, it has confirmed.

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Original of Irish Proclamation valued at €120k to go under the hammer

Original of Irish Proclamation valued at €120k to go under the hammer

A much sought after original of the Irish Proclamation of the Irish Republic is to go under the auction hammer next month.

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‘Jack the Ripper’ card from 1888 sells for £22,000 at auction

‘Jack the Ripper’ card from 1888 sells for £22,000 at auction

A letter believed to have been sent by Jack the Ripper warning of two murders has sold at auction for £22,000.

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De Valera strategy benefited Ireland

De Valera strategy benefited Ireland

On its 80th anniversary, Ryle Dwyer assesses the importance of the 1938 Anglo-Irish agreements.

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O'Connell Tower reopens to visitors 47 years after bomb blast

O'Connell Tower reopens to visitors 47 years after bomb blast

A tower built in tribute to one of Ireland's most celebrated politicians has reopened - 47 years after being damaged in a bomb blast.

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Trinity data behind new research which suggests common path governed evolution of societies

Trinity data behind new research which suggests common path governed evolution of societies

Scientific historians, using data collected via a platform developed at Trinity College Dublin, have today published a report suggesting that a single dimension of ‘social complexity’ measures the development of around 400 past societies that existed over the last 10,000 years

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