Robert Wilson visits the grave of his brother Matthew Wilson who was executed by the Germans in 1915.

The retreat from Mons was an epic of endurance for the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). In their first encounter with the Germans at the Battle o(...)

 A German Nazi flag from the second World War at the National Maritime Museum in Dún Laoighaire. “Ireland’s geographic position, small size and strategic interests would dictate that it could not be absolutist about its foreign policy.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There has been much recent comment in relation to Ireland’s controversial neutrality during the second World War that suggests a diminishing ra(...)