Former members of the Defence Forces at yesterday’s commemoration at the Curragh. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former troops at inaugural Veterans’ Day call for continued presence of peacekeepers

Emergency ordinance survey bomb disposal engineers take part in a training exercise as some of 130 soldiers from the 46th Infantry Group go through final preparations at the Glen of Imaal ahead of deployment to the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force in the Golan Heights region of Syria. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Coveney says Ireland could withdraw from UN mission if changes not forthcoming

 Croke Park: fans and ticket touts face exclusion for selling tickets above the actual price. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Buyers and sellers face punishment for trading tickets at greater than face value

The operators of Dublin’s Luas light rail system, Transdev, have signed a new contract, extending for a further five year period their management of the passenger transport system. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Transdev says it is strongly incentivised to grow passenger numbers and reduce costs

The coffin of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds arriving at Shanganagh Cemetery  following his funeral service at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook. Photograph: Maxwells/PA

State funeral goes from Donnybrook church to Shanganagh Cemetery

Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. ‘The landings at Suvla, which involved, among others, the 10th Irish Division, occurred in August 1915 and were the final phase of fighting before Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand withdrew, defeated, between December 1915 and January 1916. The place where it all happened is now so calm, so serene, so relaxed.’ Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Suvla Bay Letter: 99 years ago 28,000 died in an allied attempt to take the peninsula

 In September 1961, 150 soldiers from A Company were ordered to protect the local population.  Photograph: Defence Force Archive

Shooting to begin next year in Ireland and South Africa, with Jamie Dornan in role of charismatic commander Pat Quinlan

 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, modern Turkey’s founding father: he led the Turkish  army at Gallipoli  through June 1915, in battles  which   were  lost by the British at a terrible cost

Soldier singled out for mention by Prince Harry one of scores of Irishmen to die in Gallipoli

 Natasha Murtagh on the Portuguese camino

The Portuguese camino takes a while to get into its stride, but it’s worth it

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