Ireland and the League of Nations

Sunday, 10 September, marks the centenary of the admission of the Irish Free State into the League of Nations. This event is of particular significance as the new State took its place on the world stage and it was highlighted by the EAG as being a fitting and uplifting conclusion to the Decade of Centenaries…

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Foundation of the Irish State

UCD to host national conference as part of the State’s Decade of Centenaries programme, marking 100 years since the foundation of the Irish state 2-3 December 2022 Speakers include distinguished academics Prof. Brigid Laffan, Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter, Hon Mr. JusticeGerard Hogan (Supreme Court), Permanent Representative of Ireland to the OECD, UNESCO AmbassadorGerard Keown, Prof. Mary…

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Decade of Centenaries – Department of Justice 2022 Programme

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has today launched the justice sector programme of commemorative events for 2022-2024 as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme. The Minister said: “Over the past decade, we have collectively reflected on many of the formative events in the history of our State as part of the Decade…

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The Handover of Dublin Castle: A Centenary Conference

On 16 January 1922 the Provisional Government took possession of Dublin Castle. This conference explores the significance of this moment. The conference, which is part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, will explore the immediate reactions, the expected consequences, and the implications of this dramatic shift in the centre of power. Speakers will consider the…

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Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 Minister Martin announces funding of €50,000 for every local authority in 2021 under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., today announced funding of €1.75 million for local authorities in 2021 to support their leading role in developing community-led…

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Delivering Justice: The Law Courts in Dublin Castle (1923 – 1931)

‘Delivering Justice: The Law Courts in Dublin Castle (1923 – 1931)’ The ‘Delivering Justice’ exhibition showcases some rarely-seen-before images of the State Apartment rooms being fitted and used for court purposes – St Patrick’s Hall, for example, was transformed into a makeshift law library – as well as reproductions of the legal diaries that were…

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21 January 2019: Centenary sitting of Dáil Éireann, Mansion House, Dublin 2

On Monday 21 January 2019 a special centenary sitting of Dáil Éireann convened in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2, marking the first meeting of Dáil Éireann in the venue in which it took place. Teachtaí Dála were joined by members of Seanad Éireann, descendants of those elected to the first Dáil,…

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8 July 2018: National Day of Commemoration, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On Sunday 8 July 2018 the principally ceremony of the National Day of Commemoration took place in Dublin. The ceremony is a multi-faith service of prayer and military ceremony commemorating all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations. It is held annually on the Sunday closest…

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