|Dublin trams, then and now.|
You'll also look at communications, by which we mean newspapers, radio and television (and now, the internet as well), and how their growth and change have affected Ireland.
|The Irish Examiner, in 1922 (as the Cork Examiner) and in 2011.|
- Transport: Trams, Trains, Ships, Influence of Travel, Modern developments (air, ferries, problems)
- Communications: Telegraph, Telephones, Newspapers, Mass Media, Television.
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|The RMS Titanic in Cork Harbour, 1912|
CIÉ: The History of Transport in Ireland
Coras Iompair Éireann (the company that owns Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus and Iarnród Éireann) have a feature on the long history of transport in Ireland, complete with images.
Irish Railways, 1946 - 1996
More information on older Irish railways, including older rail companies.
Iarnród Éireann: History
The Irish Rail company, along with the Scouts, put together a PDF document on the history of trains in Ireland, as well as information on how trains work.
Aer Lingus: History
Interested in air travel? Aer Lingus has a page on its history here. The link at the end of that page has a detailed timeline showing when they acquired each type of plane.
Much shorter than the other links, but as new as it is, the Luas still has a history!
Construction of the Jack Lynch Tunnel, Cork
The Jack Lynch tunnel in Cork was Ireland's first underwater road tunnel. It opened in 1999, the same year Jack Lynch died.
Irish Examiner: Titanic 100
A site launched by the Irish Examiner to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which visited Cork harbour before its fateful maiden voyage in 1912.
RTÉ TV50: The History of RTÉ
RTÉ are celebrating their 50th anniversary through a website explaining (with images and videos) its history from 1962 to 2012.
The History of the Irish Times
The Irish Times gives a brief history of itself on its website.
Irish Newspaper Archive
Using the actual archives requires a subscription, but this site still has a lot of information about the history of each newspaper it features, from the Irish Independent to local papers such as the Limerick Leader and the Westmeath Examiner. It tends to praise the papers, so beware of bias.