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# Irish History

Last month
May 2024
Donal Fallon: 'Many royal and political figures were honoured with street names'
Donal Fallon
This year
Analysis: What is the history of the White House shamrock presentation?
Dr Catherine Healy
Ex-Garda Chief Super: Stakeknife and Operation Kenova - are there questions for Dublin?
John O'Brien
The Irish For: Is Brigid the only saint in space?
Darach Ó Séaghdha
Last year
Extract: Coroners exposed corruption, social and moral failures in nineteenth century Ireland
Michelle McGoff-McCann
Extract: 'I was privileged to interview people with so much knowledge of the Irish revolution'
Tom Hurley
Historian: Irish emigrants were once labelled 'scum' and tormented in the United States
Dr Catherine Healy
The Phoenix Park: 'We became an oasis for a new generation who had never visited parks before'
Donal Fallon
Excerpt: Born in a Dublin tenement, Michael Healy set the bar for excellence in stained glass
Dr David Caron
Extract: Our mother was left vulnerable after we lost our father during the kidnapping standoff
Ronan McGreevy & Tommy Conlon
Irish history: 'For the first time since the Civil War, soldiers found themselves in combat'
Dr Eoin Kinsella
Simon McGarr: This is not RTÉ's first scandal - the broadcaster was at the heart of one in 1967
Simon McGarr
Kilmainham Gaol showcases queer history of Irish revolutionaries
Extract: Life and death in a Dublin tenement - 'finding rent was a struggle'
Tim Murtagh
Taoiseach and Tánaiste to attend national Civil War commemoration in Dublin today
“A celebration of the rich working-class culture”: A look at 2023’s James Connolly Festival
Brian Rowan: The magic of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 was how a firm 'no' became 'yes'
Brian Rowan
Paranormal activity and a 900-year-old omen: The haunted history of Charleville Castle
The hurt remains: Ballyseedy and the story of a bomb blast that still roars 100 years later
Celtic Goddess and protector of livestock: The story of The Mother Saint of Ireland, St Brigid
Bad Bridget: Uncovering the secret lives of Ireland's emigrant women
Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick
All time
Sink your Claus into the story of Saint Nicholas and his burial site in Kilkenny
Analysis: Let's hear it for Ireland's success on our 100th birthday - we’ve come a long way
Dr Mark Henry
Opinion: What colourised images can teach us about the Irish Civil War
Michael Barry
Donal Fallon: The Castle, the intrigue and the Italians - welcome to old Dublin's Ship Street
Donal Fallon
Ó Cuív donates gun owned by Éamon de Valera to museum
David McCullagh: 'The vote on the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1922 was tense to say the least'
David McCullagh
From dark skies to Dublin's lost prisons: Sixteen events to check out this National Heritage Week
Opinion: RTÉ's GunPlot looks back at the 1970 Arms Crisis with 2021 vision
Róisín O’Dea
Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history
Cuan Ó Seireadáin
The story of the Irish who fought for Republican Spain
Barry McLoughlin and Emmet O’Connor
They were called 'dirty Irish bloodhounds'. Life as an emigrant servant in the early 20th Century
Catherine Healy
Quiz: Michael Collins is on TV again tonight - how well do you know the movie?
Another lost World War II ÉIRE sign has been discovered at Wexford’s Hook Head
Opinion: 'Taoiseach, discussing a united Ireland is still possible - despite the RIC debacle'
Caoimhín De Barra
'Does my Granny hold the secret to who stole the Crown Jewels from Dublin Castle?'
Tributes to Professor Séamus Lawless, who died on Mt Everest, as project to restore Four Courts documents launched
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: 'The ablest of all the fearless women who worked for Ireland’s freedom'
Margaret Ward
FactCheck: No, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not sold as slaves in the 17th century
Double Take: The hidden Dublin graveyard that's more than 1,000 years old