At Glasnevin Cemetery laying a wreath at the grave of Michael McWhite, an Irish citizen who fought for France during the first World War  and was awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the French government for his bravery, were from left: John Green, Chairman Glasnevin Trust;  Jean-Pierre Thebault, ambassador of France to Ireland; Laurent Somon, chairman of the Departmental Council of the Somme;  Jean-Marc Todeschini, French Minister of State for Remembrance and the Veterans, and Colonel Antoine de Loustal,  Defence Attaché. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The fallen Irish of the first World War were remembered on Wednesday at an Armistice Day wreath laying ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. It wa(...)

Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Some time between 9am-10am on January 4th, 1913, Christopher Leonard (24), a labourer and married man with five children, climbed down a manhole at Du(...)

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the leaders of the Fenian movement in Ireland, photographed shortly before he died in New York. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

As the State prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa at the weekend, O’Donovan Rossa’s champio(...)

Fenian  Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa  in New York.  President Michael D Higgins will inaugurate a series of events to mark the centenary of his  death. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins will inaugurate a series of events to mark the centenary of the death of the Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. Mr Higgins w(...)

 President Michael D Higgins  speaking at the ceremony for the  unveiling of the Monumental Cross of Sacrifice at Glasnevin Cemetery to commemorate the thousands of soldiers from Ireland who died in the first and second World Wars. Photograph:  Alan Betson

A phrase in President Michael D Higgins’ speech captured, perhaps better than any other, the feelings of many of those who yesterday witnessed the ded(...)

A flag bearer stands to attention at the unveiling of the Cross of Sacrifice at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A Cross of Sacrifice dedicated to the memory of Irish men and women who fought and died in two world wars was unveiled today at a ceremony in Glasnevi(...)

Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, addressing a Daniel O’Connell Commemoration ceremony near the O’Connell Tower in Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Visitors to Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery will be able to climb the iconic O’Connell Tower for the first time in more than 40 years following a €(...)

Seán Flynn: His funeral was uplifting given the depth of love that permeated the family household. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Corpus Christi Church in Drumcondra was full to capacity earlier today for the funeral of Seán Flynn, Irish Times education editor. Family members wer(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron visit the grave of Irish MP Willie Redmond, who died in the first World War, in Heuvelland, Belgium, last month. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

British commemorations of the first World War will reflect the reality that some 200,000 Irishmen fought and at least 30,000 died in the conflict, Dr (...)

The gardens are theolder of the two institutions, having opened in 1795. The cemetery was established in 1832.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Glasnevin Cemetery and the National Botanic Gardens in north Dublin have been linked for the first time with the construction of a pedestrian walkway.(...)