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# 1960s

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Zodiac Killer message decoded after more than 50 years
The message was sent in November 1969 to the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.
Giving birth in the 1960s: 'All the mothers were terrified of the doctors and matron so we never asked any questions'
‘Was I traumatised? I don’t know – back then you just had to get on with it,’ writes Ava Stapleton.
Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution
Benedict has written a 6,000-word essay for Klerusblatt, a German monthly magazine for clergy.
Neglect and abuse of Irish children in institutions led them to set cells on fire and swallow nails
There was a huge resistance to child psychology in Ireland up to the 1950s due to the close connections between state and church.
Police say they'll never close the Moors Murders case despite death of Ian Brady
Ian Brady tortured and murdered five children with his partner Myra Hindley in the 1960s.
Pictures: A new book explores how the 1950s and 1960s shaped the Dublin we know today
1950s saw the mass-introduction of cars in Dublin. The 1960s saw a people’s way of life change at a rate of knots.
Playboy magazine - here's what Ireland was really missing all those years
It’s 20 years since Playboy first hit Irish shelves. Take a step back in time and have a look at its 1960s heyday.
How women in 1960s Ireland finally started talking about sex
A new exhibition presents a history of Irish women through the biggest-selling glossy magazines of the decade.
7 wonderful gifs of Dublin in the 1960s
Dublin can be heaven..
Old films 'hidden in biscuit tins' reveal life in Dublin during the 1960s
The footage was shot by a firefighter and part-time historian.
Opinion: Pop culture is saturated with throwbacks to the 1960s right now – but why?
Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is in part an ode to the decade – while shows like Mad Men and traces of ’60s sci-fi dystopian themes in literature also highlight how we’re drawn to the era.
Women's magazines sowed the seed of feminism in Ireland
A new exhibition looking at the influence of women’s magazines is appealing to the public to come forward with their mementos and memories from the era.
Photo Essay: Cork life in the 1960s
Anthony Barry might be best known for his business, Barry’s Tea, and his time as a TD and senator, but he was also a talented street photographer.
Affirmative action promotes racial and ethnic diversity in US colleges - but it's under threat
A referendum in Michigan that disallowed the policy has been backed the US Supreme Court.
How to join a gym... 1950s and '60s-style
Thinking of kickstarting an exercise regime? Try not to be put off by these ancient ads.