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# archives

This year
Liam Brady at West Ham - Money talk, turning down Celtic, and Dunphy's scorn
Ahead of meeting with Spurs today, The42 digs through archives from Dubliner’s return to London in 1987.
Last year
Records of compensation claims during War of Independence and Civil War to be released
Minister Catherine Martin said the collection ‘brings home the true reality of the human cost of those turbulent times’.
Kim Jong-un 'love letters' retrieved from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort
The National Archives and Records Administration pursues records it learns have been “improperly removed”.
All time
Early Blair-Ahern meeting gave rise to potential for peace in Northern Ireland, documents show
Records released from the National Archives give details of an early meeting involving the two leaders.
Prince Charles' 1996 visit to Ireland was scrapped amid safety concerns, records show
The Prince of Wales had planned to visit the Republic a year after his historic maiden trip.
A look back at the last referendum the UK had on EU membership
The British electorate were first asked if they wanted to be part of the precursor to the EU after they were already a member of it.
1918 was an 'incredibly dramatic year' for Ireland
We took a trip to the archives to find out about some of the fascinating people involved.
Hunt for identity of skeleton discovered in Vatican embassy
Another potential victim emerged today.
The messages people left at the Savita Halappanavar mural will be digitally archived
Since Friday, flowers have been left at the bottom of the mural, along with ‘Yes’ leaflets, pens and sellotape so that people could leave notes.
Hooded Man: 'They asked me to count to ten; I refused in case I couldn’t do it'
A European court ruled that the 14 men “did not occasion suffering of the particular intensity and cruelty implied by the word torture”.
What the National Library archives tell us about the 'incredibly dramatic year' of 1918
We took a trip to the archives to find out about some of the fascinating people involved.
Remembering the 35 girls who died in a Cavan orphanage fire in 1943
Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell highlighted the tragic fire in the Dáil this week during a debate on the Eighth Amendment.
'Found destitute and demented': Limerick police records give insight into Irish life in 1922
The collection was made available online this week as part of a project by the council to digitise its archive.
White House ordered to save all of Trump's tweets - even the ones he deleted or changed
The 45th president of the US has been using two different accounts since his inauguration.
Pictures: New online archive gives public access to Dublin's visual history
Dublin City Council have published their archives online, in the hope it would help members of the public access records they need.
'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.
Nine free and easy ways to learn about Irish history online
To research Irish history, all you need is an internet connection.
WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948
Best day ever.
WATCH: A treasure trove of old Irish newsreels has gone online for the first time
Walt Disney meets Dev, Miss Ireland 1942, and the ESB in Bahrain, 1977.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
"I would have preferred not to have seen Mr Browne at all"
Vincent Browne wanted to interview the Irish Ambassador in 1984 – who wasn’t happy about it.
Here's a letter giving state approval of Tuam mother and baby home
The letter on behalf of the Minister for Health of the day was issued to mother and baby homes who were seeking approval as maternity homes.
Letters and wills of World War I soldiers made available online
The newly-available batch includes the will of Irish poet Francis Ledwidge.
New pre-1901 online archive to help fill gaps in your family tree
The National Archives and team up to release records which survived Civil War blaze.
Cycling photographer's rare pictures uncover the Ireland of old
Franz Haselbeck cycled around Limerick and South Clare taking photographs of daily events – and major happenings.
Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive
These top tips from National Library of Ireland’s conservation expert could help you hold onto family memories for longer.
Update: Hyundai apologises for 'pipe job' ad after major criticism
The video shows a man apparently trying to die by suicide in his car.
Pics, video: Suffragette movement 100 years ago
In 1912, the suffragettes were engaged in an increasingly confrontational campaign to secure voting rights for women which included bomb attacks and hunger strikes.
VIDEO: Dunphy and Giles sing 'Que Sera, Sera' on Nighthawks in 1989
Gone are the days when a television programme consisted of a couple of cans and a sing-song.
Imagine if J.R.R. Tolkien was marking your exam papers?
If you were a NUI Galway student in the late forties… he might have been.
PHOTO: Celtic manager Neil Lennon, wearing Mikasa gloves, playing for Armagh's minors
In pics: Missions to Mars through the years
As NASA lands a new exploratory probe on Mars, takes a look back over previous Mars missions…
Frank Hurley’s Antarctica: images of early 20th century polar exploration
The Australian photographer travelled to Antarctica six times, including as part of the ill-fated Endurance expedition led by Shackleton.
In pictures: D-Day landings of 6 June 1944
The Normandy landings got underway on this day 68 years ago.
From the archives: Photos of life in early 20th century Ireland
Can you identify the unknown locations of these images depicting daily life in Ireland in the early 1900s?
In pictures: New York City street scenes from the early 1900s
Archived photographs from the Bain Collection show daily life in NYC at the dawn of the 20th century.
Photos from the archives: policing in Ireland
From the crowds gathered along O’Connell Street to RIC officers in the park – take a look through the photographic archives of the Garda Museum.
It’s magic: 34 forgotten pictures from the FA Cup final archives
Ah, the romance of the Cup. We’ve dug into the vaults to remind ourselves why the FA Cup is so special.
In pictures: Awesome (and unusual) animal combos
From abandoned opossums and their feline friend, to a dog-loving duck…
World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia
Call for public to find old documents, photographs etc. relating to ‘The Great War’ – they will be scanned and recorded on a pan-European website.