Dan Martin: crashed early in Wednesday’s race and while he was able to return to the peloton, withdrew as a precaution. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Still recovering from his crash in Wednesday’s Fleche Wallonne, Dan Martin is hoping to start Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday.“Medical staff continues(...)

Events of the past days had forced Vinny tto disown the values shaped by his old man and by his own 35 years behind the wheel. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Kilbarrack Cemetery on the Dublin Road was well known to Vinny Fitzpatrick in that he passed it regularly in his day job on the buses. On rare occasio(...)

RTÉ’s David Davin-Power learns about  weapons that would have been used by Irish soldiers at Gallipoli in the first World War. Photograph: RTÉ

Gallipoli was one of the great military disasters in history. Some 80,000 Turks and 50,000 British, French, Australian and New Zealand troops died in (...)

U2 guitarist The Edge (David Evans) with his son, Levi

"Two summers ago, Bono spoke to me about drawings he had made of his father. He asked if they could be used to raise money for the Irish Hospice Fo(...)

 Irish cyclist Sam Bennett. EPA/CARLOS BARBA

Sam Bennett’s road to recovery from a bad crash in Wednesday’s Scheldeprijs race is moving smoother than first expected, with the concerning images o(...)

Left, Frederick Dietrichsen, who was fatally shot on Mount Street Bridge in Dublin; and, right, Mick Malone, one of the Irish Volunteer’s most brilliant shots, who had selected an excellent position from where to open fire with the Mauser automatic pistol given to him by De Valera

In the spring of 1916, a 33-year-old Nottingham resident, Frederick Dietrichsen, found himself as part of the British army being sent to Dublin. Fr(...)

The memorial commemorating  what happened at Iron

As a piece of Western Front drama the story of the Iron 12 is unsurpassed. The story has many epic elements: battles, escape, flight, solidarity, fort(...)

Soldiers of the 5th London Rifle Brigade with German Saxon regimental troops at Ploegsteert Wood during the Christmas Truce in 1914. Photograph:  Popperfoto/Getty Images

On the Western Front on December 24th 1914, thousands of soldiers from the British Expeditionary Forces, which included men from all parts of the i(...)

An illustration of Fr Ned Dowling during the first World War in ‘Christmas at the Front - Unpacking the Parcels from Home’ by British official war artist Fortunino Matania, taken from ‘Goodbye, Old Man: Matania’s Vision of the First World War’ by Lucinda Gosling in association with the Mary Evans Picture Library.

The first World War diary of an Irish Catholic priest, including his detailed account of Christmas Day 1914 on the battlefields, has come to light.The(...)

The visit of  Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness to Flanders in Belgium coincides with a programme of commemorative events that is planned to mark the centenary of the Christmas Truce, where British and German soldiers played football in no man’s land. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Northern Irish Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is to travel to Belgium on Saturday on a historic official visit to commemorate the centenary o(...)