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# history-lesson - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

All first-year students will have to study history as part of the Junior Cycle from September
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# History Lesson

All first-year students will have to study history as part of the Junior Cycle from September

Feb 18th 2020, 2:57 PM 21,687 Views 26 Comments

History is now a core subject on the Junior Cycle.

# history-lesson - Friday 19 April, 2019

Hennessey 'desperate' to be educated about Hitler and Nazism, says Roy Hodgson
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From The42
# History Lesson

Hennessey 'desperate' to be educated about Hitler and Nazism, says Roy Hodgson

Apr 19th 2019, 8:27 PM 9,791 Views 30 Comments

Wayne Hennessey escaped punishment for an alleged Nazi salute after claiming ignorance and now wants to be educated on the subject.

# history-lesson - Saturday 2 March, 2019

'The Crusader' was never intended to be a mummy ... and he may not even have been a crusader
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# Crypt Raid

'The Crusader' was never intended to be a mummy ... and he may not even have been a crusader

Mar 2nd 2019, 6:00 PM 28,635 Views 19 Comments

As the church tour guide explains, not much is known about the life of the figure known as ‘The Crusader’.

# history-lesson - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Eric Reid, ‘Big’ Jim Larkin and your NFL week 5 preview
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From The42
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Eric Reid, ‘Big’ Jim Larkin and your NFL week 5 preview

Oct 4th 2018, 12:48 PM 2,779 Views 1 Comment

The Panthers did right by Reid, but why did it take so long asks Steve O’Rourke.

# history-lesson - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons'
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# History Lesson

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons'

Apr 11th 2017, 8:40 PM 24,667 Views 147 Comments

The White House Press Secretary is under fire once again for his comments.

# history-lesson - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Fermanagh man Dolan sent packing at Ally Pally as his second round hoodoo continues
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From The42
# History Lesson

Fermanagh man Dolan sent packing at Ally Pally as his second round hoodoo continues

Dec 28th 2016, 5:09 PM 4,651 Views 3 Comments

Jelle Klassen proved too strong for ‘The History Maker’.

# history-lesson - Monday 26 December, 2016

Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State
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# Capital Punishment

Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State

Dec 26th 2016, 10:00 PM 17,719 Views 11 Comments

Author Colm Wallace tells the story of soldier-turned-criminal William Downes.

# history-lesson - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Walt Disney came to Ireland in search of leprechauns and gold
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# Hollywood

Walt Disney came to Ireland in search of leprechauns and gold

Dec 25th 2016, 8:00 PM 21,848 Views 16 Comments

The Hollywood legend has, in fact, a direct line to county Kilkenny.

# history-lesson - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Letter from Vienna: A footballing great, the Ireland curse and Harry's Challenge
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From The42
# History Lesson

Letter from Vienna: A footballing great, the Ireland curse and Harry's Challenge

Nov 12th 2016, 12:00 PM 8,175 Views 2 Comments

Ben Blake has learned all about the man Austria’s Ernst-Happel Stadium is named after on the latest away trip.

# history-lesson - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

The GAA was founded 132 years ago today - but what happened at the first meeting?
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From The42
# History Lesson

The GAA was founded 132 years ago today - but what happened at the first meeting?

Nov 1st 2016, 3:00 PM 20,251 Views 25 Comments

The billiards room of Lizzy Hayes’ Commercial Hotel, Thurles was the starting point of the GAA as we know it.

# history-lesson - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

CNN host's 'Irish Lives Matter' joke caught on mic at Democrat convention
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# History Lesson

CNN host's 'Irish Lives Matter' joke caught on mic at Democrat convention

Jul 26th 2016, 4:23 PM 44,185 Views 47 Comments

John King, who is of Irish descent, said he wasn’t making fun of the speaker.

# history-lesson - Monday 28 March, 2016

The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty
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# Capital Punishment

The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty

Mar 28th 2016, 9:45 PM 39,884 Views 22 Comments

Patrick Aylward, 63, was accused of burning a young child to death.

# history-lesson - Saturday 5 March, 2016

The story of the chip shop, a Hollywood actor and Pearse's 1916 surrender
# A Thousand Words
# A Thousand Words

The story of the chip shop, a Hollywood actor and Pearse's 1916 surrender

Mar 5th 2016, 10:00 PM 33,834 Views 17 Comments

The Kingfisher sadly burnt down last week, and the site has an interesting history

# history-lesson - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Stade de France set to host two of Ireland's greatest sporting moments of 2016
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From The42
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Stade de France set to host two of Ireland's greatest sporting moments of 2016

Feb 13th 2016, 8:00 AM 12,863 Views 3 Comments

Both this weekend’s Six Nations clash and Ireland’s Euro 2016 curtain-raiser are being staged at the Paris ground.

# history-lesson - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Ireland v Poland: History shows draws not enough
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From The42
# IRELAND V POLAND

Ireland v Poland: History shows draws not enough

Mar 26th 2015, 8:15 AM 4,439 Views 4 Comments

Ireland and Poland face off for only the third time competitively but a draw mentality might backfire.

# history-lesson - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Germans reject talk of Algerian 'revenge'
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From The42
# History Lesson

Germans reject talk of Algerian 'revenge'

Jun 29th 2014, 7:27 AM 3,507 Views 0 Comments

Jogi Loew isn’t buying talk that the infamous 1982 carve up with Austria is a factor in 2014.

# history-lesson - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Did you know self-heating cans of soup were a thing in the 1940s?
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# History Lesson

Did you know self-heating cans of soup were a thing in the 1940s?

Mar 23rd 2014, 4:00 PM 21,408 Views 8 Comments

A welcome comfort for WWII soldiers…if they didn’t explode.

# history-lesson - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Teacher causes uproar by giving non-alcoholic beer to primary school class
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From The Daily Edge
# What Ales You

Teacher causes uproar by giving non-alcoholic beer to primary school class

Mar 19th 2014, 6:00 PM 37,830 Views 47 Comments

The beer was offered to students during a history lesson.

# history-lesson - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Hilarious old British print shows just what our Irish women were made of
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# History Lesson

Hilarious old British print shows just what our Irish women were made of

Mar 1st 2014, 4:00 PM 26,348 Views 26 Comments

It shows an Irish Peg tackle a macaroni…but the parsnip loses. Confused? Read on…

# history-lesson - Saturday 22 February, 2014

'When are the other boys coming?' WWI posters try to recruit Irish friends
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# History Lesson

'When are the other boys coming?' WWI posters try to recruit Irish friends

Feb 22nd 2014, 5:30 PM 15,432 Views 41 Comments

Guilt, fear and the lure of hero worship were all used by the Dublin recruitment office in 1915. Check out the posters.

# history-lesson - Sunday 9 February, 2014

This was the first ever news article written about Facebook
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# History Lesson

This was the first ever news article written about Facebook

Feb 9th 2014, 3:00 PM 23,667 Views 10 Comments

“I think it’s kind of silly that it would take the University a couple of years to get around to it. I can do it better than they can, and I can do it in a week.”

# history-lesson - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Ireland has always been the best small country in the world in which to do business
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# History Lesson

Ireland has always been the best small country in the world in which to do business

Feb 2nd 2014, 5:30 PM 16,292 Views 36 Comments

See this 1919 American newspaper article for ‘proof’.

# history-lesson - Sunday 26 January, 2014

American campaign to help 'starving, cold, barefooted children' of Ireland
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# History Lesson

American campaign to help 'starving, cold, barefooted children' of Ireland

Jan 26th 2014, 6:30 PM 27,776 Views 55 Comments

The advertisement was found in the archives of the Washington Herald from 24 March 1921.

# history-lesson - Saturday 25 January, 2014

The story behind a Dublin chorus girl's British Military Medal
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The story behind a Dublin chorus girl's British Military Medal

Jan 25th 2014, 5:30 PM 10,203 Views 16 Comments

Louisa Nolan’s acts even made headlines in the US.

# history-lesson - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Then and now: How NFL cheerleader uniforms have changed through the decades
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From The42
# History Lesson

Then and now: How NFL cheerleader uniforms have changed through the decades

Sep 21st 2013, 10:30 AM 4,652 Views 4 Comments

God bless ‘em.

# history-lesson - Monday 29 July, 2013

So what happened when the Council of State was convened in the past?
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# History Lesson

So what happened when the Council of State was convened in the past?

Jul 29th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,323 Views 15 Comments

Today will be the 27th time the Council of State has been convened to discuss legislation – but it’s not the first time abortion laws have been discussed.

# history-lesson - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Brazil still haunted by 1950 final defeat to Uruguay at the Maracana
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From The42
# History Lesson

Brazil still haunted by 1950 final defeat to Uruguay at the Maracana

Jun 26th 2013, 11:17 AM 1,063 Views 2 Comments

The South American pair face off in the Confederations Cup semi-final tonight with Big Phil’s men out to avenge one of the nation’s most heartbreaking losses.

# history-lesson - Friday 14 June, 2013

VIDEO: A stroll through Dublin in 1915
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# History Lesson

VIDEO: A stroll through Dublin in 1915

Jun 14th 2013, 8:15 PM 24,095 Views 86 Comments

Can you spot what has changed and what has stayed the same?

# history-lesson - Sunday 31 March, 2013

From the photo archives: Easter Sunday through the 20th century
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From the photo archives: Easter Sunday through the 20th century

Mar 31st 2013, 11:00 AM 14,163 Views 11 Comments

Easter around the world, from 1929 to 1979.

# history-lesson - Friday 15 March, 2013

8 things The Wedding Singer taught us about the 80s
# History Time
From The Daily Edge
# History Time

8 things The Wedding Singer taught us about the 80s

Mar 15th 2013, 7:00 PM 3,310 Views 4 Comments

From the birth of hip hop to Madonna’s influence on fashion.

# history-lesson - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Letterman springs a history quiz on David Cameron
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From The Daily Edge
# Could Do Better

Letterman springs a history quiz on David Cameron

Sep 27th 2012, 11:46 AM 9,260 Views 6 Comments

The talk show host presented the British prime minister with a citizenship challenge.

# history-lesson - Monday 16 July, 2012

Olympics: London's third time shows how Games have changed
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From The42
# History Lesson

Olympics: London's third time shows how Games have changed

Jul 16th 2012, 1:51 PM 478 Views 0 Comments

The English capital is gearing up for its time in the spotlight. They’ve been here before, but never like this.

# history-lesson - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Explainer: The Third Home Rule Bill is 100 years old today. What did it do?
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# History Lesson

Explainer: The Third Home Rule Bill is 100 years old today. What did it do?

Apr 11th 2012, 7:34 PM 7,407 Views 11 Comments

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Third Home Rule Bill to Westminster. But what was it?

# history-lesson - Friday 6 January, 2012

GAA rows in behind cultural centre being planned for Killarney
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From The42
# History Lesson

GAA rows in behind cultural centre being planned for Killarney

Jan 6th 2012, 7:28 PM 2,975 Views 1 Comment

An independent company has garnered wide-ranging support for its efforts to build a museum next to the home of Kerry GAA.

# history-lesson - Friday 9 December, 2011

Here's 7 things you (probably) didn't know about Ireland's Euro 2012 base
# History Lesson
From The42
# History Lesson

Here's 7 things you (probably) didn't know about Ireland's Euro 2012 base

Dec 9th 2011, 4:01 PM 803 Views 1 Comment

Following the announcement that Trap’s team are set to make Gdynia their Euro 2012 home, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most intriguing facts relating to the city.

# history-lesson - Sunday 17 July, 2011

Open season: what happened on the last four occasions at Sandwich
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From The42
# History Lesson

Open season: what happened on the last four occasions at Sandwich

Jul 17th 2011, 9:30 AM 113 Views 0 Comments

The Championship at St Georges has had some thrilling finales, surprise victors and a host of memorable moments. We look back at its recent history there.