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by Pól Ó Duibhir, retired and family history researcher The Connection  –  The day was 16 June 1946. The man in the sweetshop collapsed and died on the spot. There would be no cartoon of this event. But it was not easily forgotten in the sweetshop owner’s family. The man was Gordon Brewster, artist and [...]

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We have a Dublin Lockout centenary exhibition coming up here at the National Library of Ireland this August, but many other protracted labour struggles took place in other parts of Ireland in 1913. In this blog post, author and historian Padraig Yeates looks at a dispute in Sligo between March and May of that year… [...]

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Wiltshire Collection Online by Orla Fitzpatrick, Irish photo historian October 1998 was a very exciting time to start working at the National Photographic Archive (NPA). The O’Donnell & Tuomey designed building had just opened in Temple Bar, Dublin and the staff were busy with the task of unpacking the vast photographic collection. As a Research [...]

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