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# history - Monday 20 March, 2017

'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'

A survivor returned this week to the Magdalene Laundry where she had been forced to spend her youth.

# history - Sunday 19 March, 2017

The price of betrayal: Who did the British pay for info on Irish rebels and how much did they pay?

A old manuscript currently on display has those answers.

One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane

A new exhibition explores the role Custom House played while Ireland fought for independence.

# history - Saturday 18 March, 2017

A half-skull that is 400,000 years old was found on last day of excavation project

Researchers don’t know if it was from a male or female, how the person died, or even what form of early human it was.

# history - Sunday 12 March, 2017

From The42 Analysis: The most extraordinary 7 minutes in Champions League history Late Drama This post contains videos

Analysis: The most extraordinary 7 minutes in Champions League history

Barcelona became the first-ever side to overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit in Europe during the week.

# history - Sunday 5 March, 2017

From The42 Step one of double dream complete as Slaughtneil deliver emotional victory The Toughest

Step one of double dream complete as Slaughtneil deliver emotional victory

The Derry side edged past Sarsfields in Croke Park in front of a record attendance.

# history - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Double burials and dead parrots: Strange and unusual stories from Glasnevin Cemetery

A range of untold, fascinating tales are told on the new Dead Interesting tour at Glasnevin Cemetery.

# history - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'The walls talk' - Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer

14 Henrietta Street will showcase the long and pockmarked history of Dublin’s tenements.

From The42 Templemore put years of heartbreak to rest as they win first Harty Cup since 1978 Champions

Templemore put years of heartbreak to rest as they win first Harty Cup since 1978

The Tipp side had a comprehensive win over Cork’s St Colman’s College.

# history - Friday 17 February, 2017

Poll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed?

Are streets such as Victoria Street insulting?

# history - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Experts are disputing a documentary which says a fire was partly to blame for the Titanic sinking

The documentary has argued that long-hidden photographs showed fire damage on the Titanic’s hull.

# history - Monday 30 January, 2017

The secretary of Nazi leader Joseph Goebbels has died at 106

She died on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

# history - Saturday 14 January, 2017

"We have always found ways to lock up mentally ill people": The disturbing history of Irish asylums

A new book on the evolution of Irish psychiatry has been written by Irish psychiatrist Brendan Kelly.

# history - Friday 6 January, 2017

From The42 Bray teenager becomes Ireland's first-ever British Junior Open champion Squash

Bray teenager becomes Ireland's first-ever British Junior Open champion

It has been a good couple of weeks for Denis Gilevskiy.

# history - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy

One civil servant had to routinely work through lunch and late in the day to catch up on work.

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa

His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.

# history - Saturday 31 December, 2016

From The42 Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games History

Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games

David Goldblatt’s acclaimed book takes a comprehensive look at the background of the modern spectacle we know now.

# history - Friday 30 December, 2016

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize

It didn’t happen for Bob though.

# history - Friday 23 December, 2016

From The42 Oscar and the top 5 most expensive signings in the history of Chinese football Big Money

Oscar and the top 5 most expensive signings in the history of Chinese football

The Brazil international’s record-breaking move to Asia was confirmed earlier today.

# history - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'People definitely don't realise the depth of the historical treasures around them'

The Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARAI) is running Explore Your Archive week from today until next Sunday.

# history - Monday 14 November, 2016

From The42 'We've poked the bear' - Schmidt's Ireland eye more history against All Blacks Looking Up

'We've poked the bear' - Schmidt's Ireland eye more history against All Blacks

The Ireland head coach has some big selection decisions to make this week.

# history - Saturday 12 November, 2016

From The42 England end South Africa 10-year hoodoo History

England end South Africa 10-year hoodoo

Jonny May, Courtney Lawes, George Ford and Owen Farrell all crossed for tries.

# history - Sunday 6 November, 2016

From The42 Treat yourself to all the highlights from Ireland 40 New Zealand 29 right here Special Occasion This post contains videos

Treat yourself to all the highlights from Ireland 40 New Zealand 29 right here

Prepare to watch this over and over again for the next few decades.

# history - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived

A new collection of Galway maps has illustrations going back to the 16th century.

# history - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'

A historian talks us through some Halloween traditions, from preparing the house for spirits to trick or treating.

# history - Friday 28 October, 2016

Controversy over €8.5 million price tag for Mary Robinson's Presidential library Pricey Papers This post contains videos

Controversy over €8.5 million price tag for Mary Robinson's Presidential library

Questions have been raised about costs to the State.

# history - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

The making of Dracula: How Bram Stoker's 'in-betweener' status inspired horror

Being a middle-class Anglican in Victorian Dublin helped Stoker create one of literature’s most monstrous characters.

From The42 'They are just 15 blokes on a field' - Heaslip hungry for shot at All Blacks History

'They are just 15 blokes on a field' - Heaslip hungry for shot at All Blacks

The Leinster number eight has played the Kiwis seven times, with some bitter memories.

# history - Sunday 16 October, 2016

DNA is helping Irish people find their ancestors from centuries ago

We spoke to one Irish man who’s made genealogy his passion.

# history - Monday 10 October, 2016

From The42 History made in Italy as Serie B ref awards first-ever green card Initiative

History made in Italy as Serie B ref awards first-ever green card

Officials for the Italian second tier announced at the beginning of the season that the player shown the most cards for fair play will receive an award

# history - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Sitdown Sunday: Meet the rising star of Germany's Far Right

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

# history - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Volunteers are reclaiming this motte and bailey after decades of neglect and bonfires

Several sites around Ireland are being ‘adopted’ by their local communities.

# history - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Mosul: An Islamic State city soon to be the centre of a huge battle

Once a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic hub, Mosul has become the last stronghold of IS in Iraq.

# history - Saturday 17 September, 2016

A Nazi programme and GAA medals are among pieces of Irish history soon to go on sale

The auction in Kilkenny features over 800 lots.

Transgender soldier becomes first woman to serve on frontlines of British Army

Chloe Allen joined the army in 2012 as a man named Ben.

# history - Saturday 10 September, 2016

This is how you can see everything you've ever searched for on Google

Including any Maps, YouTube and voice searches you have ever made.

# history - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Nazi resort ruin is being transformed into a luxury tourist destination

Prices start at €350,000 for a room in the complex, but some aren’t happy with the plans for the site that has such a weighted past.

# history - Monday 29 August, 2016

Half-century-long war in Colombia comes to an end as historic ceasefire takes hold

Rebels and government forces have both agreed to the ceasefire, which began at midnight last night.

# history - Friday 12 August, 2016

From The42 Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match History

Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match

The Dubliner can seal early progression from his group with a win over a home favourite tomorrow.

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