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# History

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# Quiz
Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test?
The subject was given special status by the Government this week.
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.
# 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.
# special status
Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle
Maths, Irish and English are currently the only compulsory subjects, bar some exceptions.
# Your Say
Poll: Should History be compulsory for Junior Cycle students?
The subject became optional for students last September.
# 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.
# 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.
# alice kyteler
Alice Kyteler: The Kilkenny 'witch' condemned for sorcery
Author Niamh Boyce spoke to us about her new book on the story.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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
'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.
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
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.
# 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.
'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.
# 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.
# 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.
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
'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.
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.
# 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.
# 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.
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.
# 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.
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.
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.
# 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.
# History
'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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
The man who spoke Irish in the British parliament
After yesterday’s cúpla focal in the House of Commons, Neil Glackin takes a look back at the first occasion Irish was spoken in the British parliament.
4 events for... explorers seeking the best of Open House Dublin 2018
Free tours of Dublin’s finest architecture; from eighteenth-century townhouses to tenement buildings.
# History in the making
'The west of Ireland should be really proud of these men'
Andy Friend hailed a ‘gutsy’ inter-pro win that means far more than bragging rights for Connacht.