Irish Times, The

Fnd. Major Laurence E. Knox, 1859; acquired by Sir John Arnott, 1873; ed. R. M. Smyllie, 1934-54; Douglas Gageby, Fergus Pyle, et al.

Seamus Deane, gen. ed., Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry: Field Day Co. 1991), Vol. 2, 275: organ of Unionism, c.1900-20. Ex NTRY, Journalism, The Irish Times, founded in Dublin in l859.

The Irish Times cared little for news of the Rising and solicitously enquired, ‘How many citizens of Dublin have any real knowledge of the works of Shakespeare? Could any better occasion … be afforded than the coincidence of enforced domesticity with the poet’s tercentenary?’ (IT, 7 April 1916).[See Joseph Lee, Ireland 1912-1985, 1989, p.30]