Candles  placed in front of the graves during a first World War centenary commemoration  in Ploegsteert, Belgium, on October 17th . Events commemorating the war are continuing in Belgium and further afield. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Last Friday evening, quietness descended over a corner of northern Europe as Belgium paused to remember the 600,000 victims of the first World War who(...)

A couple walk amongst some of the 12,000 graves in the Tyne Cot Military Cemetary near Ypres in Belgium. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The names of the 600,000 soldiers who died in the killing fields of Flanders were remembered last night in a huge display of lights 85km long. The Ypr(...)

Gay Byrne presenting his show on RTÉ Lyric FM. Photograph: Alan Betson

In studio Gay Byrne is a vision in cornflower cashmere. He has his newspaper clippings, which he reads out during the show, carefully pasted on to A4 (...)

Musician, solicitor, radio presenter, railway conservationist, ornithologist – no single word is sufficient to describe Charles “Chas” Meredith, who h(...)