Gendarmes block a road near a Travellers’ camp, the site of a shooting which killed four people and seriously wounded three. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

A gunman shot dead three members of the same family in a Roma camp in northeastern France on Tuesday before killing a police officer who arrived on th(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys, Lord Mayorof Dublin Críona Ní Dhalaigh, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins, at the Centenary Commemoration of the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa, at Glasnevin Cemetary. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

As both a historian and a citizen I was perplexed and concerned by the nature and extent of the State’s official commemoration of the centenary of Jer(...)

Orangemen march at the annual Orange Order parade at Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal. Photograph: Trevor McBride

  Orange Order members have been urged to respect the right of the Republic to celebrate 1916 next year, and to match it with centenary me(...)

A book of condolence for husband and wife Laurence and Martina Hayes is signed in Athlone Civic Centre following their deaths in Tunisia. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The three Irish victims of the Tunisia terror attacks will be home within 24 hours, Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has said. Final preparat(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan who attended the battle of the Somme anniversary in Belfast on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan on Wednesday attended the battle of the Somme anniversary in Belfast, the first senior Minister from the(...)

Image of Albert Woodman, who was stationed in Dunkirk during the last days of the first World War. Woodman’s diary has been made available online.

A diary from an Irish soldier chronicling the last days of the first World War has been made available online. The diary, written by Albert Woodman,(...)

Irish outlook: George Bernard Shaw. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

In June 1915 WB Yeats wrote to his American friend and patron John Quinn about the Great War then raging across Europe. It was, he said, “merely th(...)

Jennifer Johnston’s How Many Miles to Babylon? – Nomad Theatre stage version including  Fergal McElherron and Sam Peter Corry – represented important attempts to re-examine the first World War and its legacy. Photograph: Colm Henry

War is ambivalent; for the powers that decide to wage it, it is as ancient as man, even older than Homer and is caused by expansionist greed and do(...)

Aristocrat?: Guglielmo Alberto Wladimiro Alessandro Apollinare de Kostrowitzky, aka Guillaume Apollinaire, with his fiancee, Madeleine Pagès, in 1916. Photograph: Mondadori Portfolio via Getty

In Rome in 1880, Angelica de Kostrowitzky registered the infant who would become France’s greatest war poet. Guglielmo Alberto Wladimiro Alessandro(...)

The Letters of 1916 is the first crowd-sourced humanities project to take place in Ireland. This joint initiative between Trinity College Dublin, Mayn(...)