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With more than 20 years media experience I have written to the tightest of deadlines on pretty much any subject. I specialise in strong, engaging narratives that focus on the people behind the story.

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How Dubliners shopped till they dropped in the 1800s

How Dubliners shopped till they dropped in the 1800s

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A bit of background on Irish newspapers

A bit of background on Irish newspapers

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Ireland's war: Life during the Emergency

What was life like for those in Ireland during WWII?...

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A hidden history – Anglo-Indian branches in an Irish family tree

Are you researching Irish last names or your Irish genealogy? IrishCentral.com offers a large range of resources to help you trace your Irish roots....

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O’Donovan Rossa’s battle of wills revealed in new crime records - IrishCentral.com

O’Donovan Rossa’s battle of wills revealed in new c...

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Lighting candles and hunting the wren: The history of Irish Christmas traditions

The Irish will never let go of these little Christmas rituals and traditions....

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Bare feet, furs and a girl’s bravery: Stories from the Irish Rebellion

A look at how British newspapers covered the events of the Easter Rising in April 1916....

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Unique Church of Ireland records are a treasure trove of information on your ancestors

Unique Church of Ireland records are a treasure trove of information on your ancestors

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The history of Irish women 'behind bars'

The history of Irish women 'behind bars'

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Complete Irish Petty Sessions Court Records now online

Complete Irish Petty Sessions Court Records now online

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A crime most villainous – child stealing in 19th century Cork

A crime most villainous – child stealing in 19th century Cork

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Lost in a new world: The Irish in Victoria’s mental health institutions

While many leave to start a new life and succeed in ways they never could at home, for some, the story is a sad one....

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Trace your WWI ancestors in detailed Rolls of Honor

A generation of young men had been lost and damaged, life would never be the same again....

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The United Irishmen: A tragic love story

Old records tell the love story of Theobald Wolfe Tone and Martha Witherington....

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What you can find out about your ancestors in Irish Dog Licence Registers

Be the top genealogy dog with Findmypast's new Irish Dog License Registers...