One victim died in France about the same time his wife Margaret was shot on the streets of Dublin at Easter Week 1916. Photograph: PA

The village of Hulluch in northern France has unveiled a plaque which remembers the 532 Irishmen who died there during Easter Week in 1916. The men (...)

Phyllis Kelly and Eric Appleby: The English soldier and Athlone woman  met at a dance in March 1915

Love letters between a British soldier and his Irish sweetheart have been turned into a radio drama which will run for the next five months. * The le(...)

Walking wounded: Gassed, John Singer Sargent’s painting of soldiers in the British army blinded and otherwise hurt by chlorine during the first World War. Photograph: IWM via Getty

In French Flanders the wind blows in strongly from the English Channel, gusting across some of the flattest terrain in Europe. Around the old mining (...)

Former members of the defence forces pass the GPO during the ceremony commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Over centuries, the island of Ireland has often witnessed the power of history to fuel long-held antagonisms. There is no better example than the trad(...)

Art from Rita Duffy’s exhibition The Souvenir Shop

Visiting Rita Duffy in her studio, the Old Courthouse in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, I am greeted by the artist, in her paint-spattered apron, with a dim(...)

  Cpt Peter Kelleher from the 27th Infantry Battalion reading the Proclamation at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

‘Poblacht na hÉireann”: The speaker of these words, standing in front of Dublin’s General Post Office and reading from a proclamation, the ink was bar(...)

Molly O’Reilly’s daughter Constance with a doll of her mother wearing the Irish Citizen Army uniform.

March 24th, 1916 The munitions industry was a lucrative one in 1916 as the British ramped up production in advance of the Battle of the Somme. Mi(...)

Conor McCann and Naoise McSherry in the Clann Eireann Youth Club in Lurgan, Co Armagh. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

History is not just history in a place like Lurgan. The Co Armagh town has not fully emerged from the Troubles and the vast majority of Protestants an(...)

 WB Yeats: a new production of his play Cathleen ni Houlihan opened in the Abbey Theatre on this day in 1916. Photograph: Getty Images

March 7th, 1916 “The Post Office gives notice that owing to the enormous number of packets containing shamrock to be dealt with before 17th March i(...)

Martin McGuinness has re-iterated his commitment to Sinn Féin holding a commemoration later this year for the Irishmen who died in the first World War. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has re-iterated his commitment to the party holding a commemoration later this year for the thousands of Irishmen who di(...)