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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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test? Quiz

Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test?

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

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

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle Special Status

Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle

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

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Germany asks Poland for forgiveness, 80 years on from beginning of World War II World War II

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.

From TheJournal.ie Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that changed Ireland Free Derry

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.

From TheJournal.ie Alice Kyteler: The Kilkenny 'witch' condemned for sorcery Alice Kyteler

Alice Kyteler: The Kilkenny 'witch' condemned for sorcery

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970 Nixon In Dublin

'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.

From TheJournal.ie New historical birth, marriage and death registers available online for public to access Genealogy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced? A Costly Lesson

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.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Buck Whaley: The stakes were high when the Gambler met the Butcher Voices

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.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie Hiding in plain sight: 5 fascinating old buildings around Dublin you probably never noticed If These Walls Could Talk

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.

From TheJournal.ie This historical clock tower has started chiming for the first time in over 30 years Co Down

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Democratic Programme of the First Dáil was a radical socialist document History

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.

From TheJournal.ie Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement Common Travel Area

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.

From TheJournal.ie What is the truth behind Resistance's forced adoption storyline that really got people talking? Historical Drama

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.

From TheJournal.ie A look back at the last referendum the UK had on EU membership The European Ideal

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.

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

'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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Close to a million Ford cars recalled to replace airbag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel Recall

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.

From TheJournal.ie Maamtrasna murders: Wrongful detention and execution in a divided Ireland Galway

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a Snapshot: Inside our crumbling former asylums, the walls whisper 'forgive me' Column

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.

From TheJournal.ie Who was your Irish MP in 1918? Here's a list of everyone elected in that historic election Vótáil 100

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There are some striking similarities between Irish independence and Brexit Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie What is the psychological impact of Christmas? Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How much do you know from the Junior Cert history syllabus? It's Quizness Time

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.

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.

From The42 Stunning Stockdale score sees Schmidt's Ireland down the All Blacks again History

Stunning Stockdale score sees Schmidt's Ireland down the All Blacks again

A sublime defensive effort from Peter O’Mahony and his team-mates was key.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks Preview

Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks

A thriller awaits at the Aviva Stadium this evening at 7pm.

From TheJournal.ie Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed

The minister said the government has a duty to make sure the next generation is informed.

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