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#History

# history - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom'

Sheehy Skeffington fought for equality and the republican cause – but why wasn’t she put forward as a candidate in the crucial 1918 election?

# history - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Extract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'... A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words

Ancient Irish texts teach us about how people saw the world back then, as the authors of a new book explain.

# history - Monday 28 October, 2019

From The42 Tiger Woods equals Snead's 'crazy' 54-year-old record for US PGA Tour wins History

Tiger Woods equals Snead's 'crazy' 54-year-old record for US PGA Tour wins

The American met the record at the Zozo Championship in Japan.

# history - Monday 14 October, 2019

From The42 'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final' Burden Of History

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'

Ireland have never won a World Cup knock-out game but Joe Schmidt’s men are quietly confident.

# history - Saturday 12 October, 2019

From The42 Rhys McClenaghan wins bronze with incredible performance in World Championship final Gymnastics

Rhys McClenaghan wins bronze with incredible performance in World Championship final

Newtownards youngster adds historic world medal to his CV in Stuttgart.

From The42 History maker! Kenya's Kipchoge busts two-hour marathon barrier History This post contains videos

History maker! Kenya's Kipchoge busts two-hour marathon barrier

The Olympic champion becomes the first-ever athlete to run a sub two-hour marathon.

# history - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test?

The subject was given special status by the Government this week.

# history - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots'

Aspects of Irish history are conspicuous by their absence from the syllabus, writes Caoimhín de Barra.

# history - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

From The42 History beckons for Enable and Dettori in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Column

History beckons for Enable and Dettori in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Khalid Abdullah’s mare will look to claim the race for a record third time this Sunday, writes Donn McClean.

# history - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle

Maths, Irish and English are currently the only compulsory subjects, bar some exceptions.

# history - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Poll: Should History be compulsory for Junior Cycle students? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should History be compulsory for Junior Cycle students?

The subject became optional for students last September.

# history - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Germany asks Poland for forgiveness, 80 years on from beginning of World War II

Nearly six million Poles died in the conflict that killed more than 50 million people overall.

# history - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that changed Ireland

In August 1969, the people of the city’s Bogside area erected barricades to prevent the RUC entering.

# history - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Alice Kyteler: The Kilkenny 'witch' condemned for sorcery

Author Niamh Boyce spoke to us about her new book on the story.

# history - Sunday 30 June, 2019

From The42 Redmond scores 1-11 as Wexford end Leinster final hoodoo with win over Kilkenny History Makers

Redmond scores 1-11 as Wexford end Leinster final hoodoo with win over Kilkenny

Wexford’s star man struck a flurry of late points to seal a first provincial title since 1985.

# history - Sunday 9 June, 2019

'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970

Nixon’s motorcade was making its way through Dublin when it was egged three times.

# history - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

New historical birth, marriage and death registers available online for public to access

These records hold the births for 1917 and 1918, marriages from 1864 to 1869, 1942 and 1943 and deaths for 1967 and 1968.

# history - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?

The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.

# history - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

From The42 Celtic's Irish star taking nothing for granted as Hoops eye unprecedented history Triple Treble

Celtic's Irish star taking nothing for granted as Hoops eye unprecedented history

The triple treble is well and truly on for Jonny Hayes’ Celtic.

# history - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

From The42 'If I stay healthy and play well, I'll have 30 chances at a Grand Slam. One of them is bound to go my way, right?' History

'If I stay healthy and play well, I'll have 30 chances at a Grand Slam. One of them is bound to go my way, right?'

Jordan Spieth has had his struggles this season, but could write himself into the history books this weekend at Bethpage.

# history - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher

Buck Whaley was one of Irish history’s most colourful and eccentric characters, writes David Ryan.

# history - Saturday 6 April, 2019

From The42 Jennifer Kupcho creates history at Augusta after claiming National Women's Amateur History This post contains videos

Jennifer Kupcho creates history at Augusta after claiming National Women's Amateur

The amateur tournament was the first women’s trophy ever contested at Augusta National.

# history - Friday 22 March, 2019

From The42 'Everything we need' - Big Olympic boost as top Irish sailors open the doors of their 'new home' First And Foremost

'Everything we need' - Big Olympic boost as top Irish sailors open the doors of their 'new home'

Rio medallist Annalise Murphy is among the 13 leading sailors based at the new facility in Dún Laoghaire.

# history - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

'Great Escape' veteran who called film 'absolute rubbish' dies aged 101 RIP

'Great Escape' veteran who called film 'absolute rubbish' dies aged 101

The former RAF navigator never managed to escape the camp in events later portrayed in the Steve McQueen film.

# history - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Hiding in plain sight: 5 fascinating old buildings around Dublin you probably never noticed

Behind nondescript facades, some of Dublin’s oldest houses are being lovingly preserved.

# history - Saturday 26 January, 2019

This historical clock tower has started chiming for the first time in over 30 years

The clock began chiming to signify the countdown to the opening of the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens in April.

# history - Monday 21 January, 2019

Opinion: The Democratic Programme of the First Dáil was a radical socialist document

Far removed from the romantic vision of the Easter Proclamation, the programme outlined the material reality of what a new Ireland should stand for, writes Donal Fallon.

# history - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement

The two countries have enjoyed free movement between them since 1952.

# history - Monday 7 January, 2019

What is the truth behind Resistance's forced adoption storyline that really got people talking?

It’s loosely based on the incredible story of Cork spies Florence and Josephine O’Donoghue.

# history - Sunday 6 January, 2019

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.

'Sometimes being true to history you get as much flack': Historical drama Resistance's creator on annoying Twitter

The new RTÉ One flagship drama looks at Bloody Sunday in 1920. It’s a follow up to Rebellion, which was aired in 2016.

# history - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Opinion: As the spectre of fascism threatens Europe again - learning history is more important than ever

‘Brexit is a tangible manifestation of the enduring power of idealised versions of history to lead otherwise well-meaning and right-thinking people astray,’ writes Matthew Murphy.

# history - Friday 4 January, 2019

Close to a million Ford cars recalled to replace airbag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel

The move includes over 782,000 vehicles in the US and is part of the largest series of recalls in US history.

# history - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Maamtrasna murders: Wrongful detention and execution in a divided Ireland

Myles Joyce, who was hanged for the murders, was pardoned President by Michael D Higgins this year.

# history - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Ireland in a Snapshot: Inside our crumbling former asylums, the walls whisper 'forgive me'

Magnificent 19th-century buildings housed the homeless, misfits and the mentally ill. They are shameful relics of the past but we should not forget their story, writes Donal Moloney.

# history - Friday 14 December, 2018

Who was your Irish MP in 1918? Here's a list of everyone elected in that historic election

A 32-county ballot that changed the course of Irish history.

# history - Monday 10 December, 2018

Opinion: There are some striking similarities between Irish independence and Brexit

Irish negotiators had to agree that Ireland would remain within the British empire while May’s deal could keep the UK trapped in the EU indefinitely, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# history - Thursday 6 December, 2018

What is the psychological impact of Christmas?

‘Christmas affects the human mind in many ways, capable of stimulating joy, nostalgia, excitement, trepidation, and stress – occasionally all at the same time’, writes Professor Brian Hughes.

# history - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know from the Junior Cert history syllabus?

We’ve taken ten questions from the current syllabus to see how much you know about the past.

# history - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

From The42 'It was a whirlwind' - Rams edge out Chiefs in high-scoring NFL classic History This post contains videos

'It was a whirlwind' - Rams edge out Chiefs in high-scoring NFL classic

A thrilling toe-to-toe battle at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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