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#History

# history - Yesterday’s News

The Irish For: Kiltartanese and a passionate affair. The story of Galway's Lady Gregory

Darach Ó Séaghdha follows the artistic path of one of Ireland’s most fascinating historical women.

# history - Sunday 15 March, 2020

From The42 Judd Trump makes snooker history World Class

Judd Trump makes snooker history

The Englishman landed a sixth snooker ranking title in the 2019-20, setting a new record.

# history - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Opinion: A tribute to Tomás Mac Curtain, the martyred Lord Mayor

Donal Fallon looks at the life of Tomás Mac Curtain, who was shot dead in his home on 20 March 1920.

# history - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Architecture's top prize awarded to two Irish women

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were awarded the Pritzker prize today.

# history - Friday 14 February, 2020

A century of splits and the 'passing on of authority' : How does the modern Sinn Féin trace its roots back to the civil war?

The party of today owes its success to the peace process, writes Brian Hanley.

# history - Thursday 13 February, 2020

From The42 How well do you know your League of Ireland history? Quiz

How well do you know your League of Ireland history?

Ahead of the new season, we look back at previous years.

# history - Monday 3 February, 2020

'Why haven't I known about her up to now?': RTÉ broadcasts landmark series celebrating women in Irish history

It involves a six-part series as well as a podcast series.

# history - Saturday 18 January, 2020

History: As our election looms, spare a thought for the women of 1920

Women stood for election for the first time in 1920, in considerable numbers, writes Dr Margaret Ward.

# history - Monday 6 January, 2020

Dr Mary McAuliffe: Debate about an RIC commemoration needs more than a Black and Tans hashtag

The controversy around the RIC commemoration is entirely understandable, but it’s not that simple, writes Dr Mary McAuliffe.

# history - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas

In December 1788, Whaley was struck by a malignant fever.

# 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.

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