On Tuesday 27 February 2018 the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘Cinema in revolutionary Ireland’.  In early twentieth-century Ireland, cinema was a relatively new form of mass entertainment. Previously ignored as a pernicious working class fad both by the British authorities and by their…

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On Tuesday 6 February 2018, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in conjunction with Queens University Belfast and the Ulster Society of Irish Historical Studies hosted a full day conference examining the history and context of the act. The conference…

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On Thursday 1 February 2018 the launch of Siobhan Parkinson’s Rocking the system took place at Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin. Published by Little Island Books, Rocking the system includes twenty essays, illustrated by Bren Luke, on Irish women, historical and contemporary, who have defied cultural norms around femininity and gone on to significant achievements. The subjects include  Eileen…

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