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# history - Sunday 20 September, 2020

'An act of collective punishment': Commemorations to mark the centenary of the Sack of Balbriggan

100 years ago today more than 100 Black and Tans ransacked the north Dublin town and two men were beaten to death.

How a lost shoe and Viking coins help tell the history of Glendalough

They’re on display now in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland.

# history - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

From The42 Women's Champions League final to be shown on Irish television for the first time this weekend Can't See Can't Be

Women's Champions League final to be shown on Irish television for the first time this weekend

RTÉ has announced live coverage of the European showpiece.

# history - Sunday 26 July, 2020

From The42 The defender with the most assists in Premier League history retires Wave Goodbye

The defender with the most assists in Premier League history retires

Leighton Baines has confirmed he is hanging up his boots.

# history - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Will Brexit be a blessing or a curse for Ireland? Some lessons from history...

Leopold Kerney was an Irish diplomat in the first half of the last century and we can learn much from his handling of Britain, writes historian Barry Whelan.

# history - Saturday 20 June, 2020

From The42 150/1 outsider defies the odds to make Royal Ascot history Take A Bow

150/1 outsider defies the odds to make Royal Ascot history

The Clive Cox-trained winner, Nando Parrado, powered home under Adam Kirby.

# history - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Germany pledges €120 million to preserve Auschwitz concentration camp

The death camp, which is located in Poland, was where Nazi officials murdered 1.1 million people.

# history - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture' History This post contains videos

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'

The President’s comments come at a time when there is is a global focus on the history of colonialism.

# history - Sunday 24 May, 2020

# history - Saturday 16 May, 2020

They were called 'dirty Irish bloodhounds'. Life as an emigrant servant in the early 20th Century

Catherine Healy is hoping to gather the stories of domestic servants who worked abroad in the lead up to WW II.

# history - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Remembering Bewley’s: Once 'the heart and the hearth of Dublin'

Donal Fallon reflects on the end of an era, as Bewley’s cafe on Grafton street prepares to close its doors.

# history - Sunday 26 April, 2020

'It brings history to life': The project giving colour to Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz and other Irish figures

Hundreds of historic Irish photos have been given a new lease of life by NUI Galway professor John Breslin.

# history - Sunday 29 March, 2020

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.

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