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Creating Our Future talk hosted by Oireachtas Friends of Science and Technology


The Oireachtas Friends of Science and Technology hosted an online talk on Creating our Future yesterday.

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Selection of historical documents from the Oireachtas Library

Houses of the Oireachtas joins Digital Preservation Coalition


The Houses of the Oireachtas Library and Archives has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) this month, becoming the coalition’s newest associate member.

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Photo montage in 1921 newspaper showing people arriving at Earlsfort Terrace

Oireachtas education invites post-primary history students to enter Treaty Debates Research Project Competition


Students are invited to carry out a research project on one or more of the Members of the second Dáil Éireann who were involved in the Debates on the Treaty which took place from 14 December 1921 to 7 January 1922.

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Oireachtas marks International Day of Sign Languages with ISL translation of key Act


Thursday 23 September is International Day of Sign Languages.

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Portrait of William Cobbett, circa 1831 alongside text of an account of his trial

Oireachtas Library displays account of 1831 trial of rural workers’ champion William Cobbett


This month the Oireachtas Library is displaying an entertaining account of the 1831 trial of William Cobbett (1763-1835).

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Oireachtas education invites applications for transition year experience weeks


The Houses of the Oireachtas will run three TY (transition year) experience weeks during the school year 2021-2022. Schools are invited to nominate one student to apply.

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Dr Pat O’Callaghan in 1928 and Bob Tisdall in 1932

Ireland’s “golden hour” at the 1932 Olympics recalled in digital display case


This month the Oireachtas Library is displaying a document related to Ireland’s showing at the 1932 summer Olympic Games.

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!9th century cartoon depicting a murder with portraits of a man and a woman

New digital exhibition explores Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s newspaper The United Irishman


The Oireachtas Library has launched a new digital exhibition entitled "Uniting the scattered millions: O'Donovan Rossa's United Irishman newspaper".

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1820 illustration of Dún Laoghaire pier

Pamphlet calling for a lifeboat service on the Irish coast displayed by Oireachtas Library


This month the Oireachtas Library is displaying an 1807 pamphlet calling for an organised lifeboat service along the Irish coast.

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Political cartoon dated 1888 including Parnell and blind justice looking on as two men try to pull a figure with a clock face from a hole

Political cartoons satirising forged letters linking Parnell to Phoenix Park murders displayed by Oireachtas Library


This month the Oireachtas Library is displaying political cartoons published in 1888 in the newspaper United Ireland.

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