Secrets from the Government Files
11th January 2017 – – ‘Secrets from the Government Files’ - Dr Eamon Phoenix and Sam McBride, reveal the secrets behind the news headlines from the recently released government files of 1989 and 1990 at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Key files and documents from the archives will be on display at the event.
Dr Eamon Phoenix is a political historian and Irish News columnist. He is a member of the Taoiseach’s Expert Advisory Group on Centenaries. He has been reporting on the annual release of Northern Ireland government files for 30 years and Sam McBride is political editor of the News Letter, having joined the paper in 2007 after beginning his career at the Belfast Telegraph. He is a regular presence on radio and television, giving analysis of events which impact on Northern Irish politics. Since 2012, Sam has reported on what is now the biannual release of government records.
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On Thursday 24th November an open afternoon will be held at the National Gallery of Ireland. Between 2pm and 7pm, visitors can attend the newly established Sir Denis Mahon Reading Room - no.90 Merrion Square West, where a selection of treasures from the Gallery’s research collections which focus on ‘Art and Archives during times of War’, will be on display. Visitors will see some fascinating items from the Library and Archive of Sir Denis Mahon, as well as objects from the NGI Institutional Archive which reflect life at the Gallery during World Wars One and Two.
Join Maria Ryan, of the NLI for a talk on how the NLI is capturing, preserving and making available key websites that tell the story of the 2016 commemorations for future generations of researchers. The talk will take place on Thursday 24 November at 1pm.
An exhibition based on the First World War letters home of Lt. Col. Richard Hely Hutchinson to his family in Lissenhall, Swords, and Seafield, Donabate. With the original letters, and many additional items, including photographs, the exhibition tells the story of two sons of Dublin County Sherriff and J.P. John Hely-Hutchinson, who were both serving officers in the British Army during the Great War. While the eldest, Coote Robert Hely-Hutchinson served in England training new recruits, his younger brother Richard served at the Front between 1914 and 1918, was wounded three times, mentioned in despatches and awarded a D.S.O.