Max Immelmann: one of the first two aviators to receive the highest German military award in the first World War

A daily notebook, Monday to Friday, recalling the events of the day 100 years ago leading to the Easter Rising, and a noticeboard for commemorations t(...)

Sir  Douglas Haig. He  reports artillery activity at several points on the western front, and air raids by German aircraft at Hazebrouck and St-Omer
A DIARY 1916/2016

January 11th, 1916 Russian general Yudenich launches winter offensive and advances west. Sir Douglas Haig (pictured) reports artillery activity at se(...)

Jaroslaw Kaczynski the leader of Poland’s rulking party. He may well be right to suspect that Brussels is all bluster.  REUTERS/Agencja Gazeta/Slawomir

The transition of the EU from an essentially economic alliance into a political union was not the work of one day or one treaty. But if any one moment(...)

Routine orders to the Dublin Brigade in The Irish Volunteer

A daily notebook, Monday to Friday, recalling the events of the day 100 years ago, leading to the Easter Rising and noting the commemorations this spr(...)

Sir Ian Hamilton

A daily notebook, Monday to Friday, recalling the events of the day 100 years ago, leading to the Easter Rising and noting the commemorations this spr(...)

The O’Rahilly was the head of an ancient Kerry clan and noted republican who wrote to the Navan Board of Guardians deploring the arrest of fellow volunteers

A daily notebook, Monday to Friday, recalling the events of the day 100 years ago leading to the Easter Rising and a noticeboard for the commemoration(...)

James Connolly: Officer commanding of the Irish Citizen Army

A daily notebook, Monday to Friday, recalling the events of the day 100 years ago, leading to the Easter Rising and noting the commemorations this sp(...)

The press is very exercised by Zeppelin bombing attacks on the British midlands and Paris
A DIARY 1916/2016

FEBRUARY 1ST, 1916 An inquest was held at the Children’s Hospital, Temple Street, yesterday into death of Herbert Lemass (2), who died the previous e(...)

The Dublin Metropolitan Police raids homes of Constance Markievicz (above) and others in Dublin, and seizes printing press and type

A daily notebook, Monday to Friday, recalling the events of the day 100 years ago, leading to the Easter Rising, and marking the commemorations this (...)

The remains of a SUV involved in the December 3rd attack in San Bernardino, California. There are reports in the US that in the wake of Paris and San Bernardino that some people are again avoiding public places and gun sales are soaring. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Living as a reporter in Washington DC in the early 2000s in the aftermath of 9/11, I have particularly vivid memories of the extraordinary grip on the(...)