Irish PoWs in Giessen camp, Germany, during the first World War. Photograph: Humbolt University, Berlin. 2:29

During the first World War the names of German prisoner of war camps were as familiar to many serving Irish men in the British army as were their own (...)

The Europa Hotel in Belfast: The trip promises a stay at the hotel “which was bombed and refurbished a staggering 28 times during the Troubles”. Photograph: Paul Mcerlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Funds of Sinn Féin, sorry, Friends of Sinn Féin recently alerted American subscribers to its mailing list about a 1916- themed trip to the Auld Sod. “(...)

Christopher Isherwood’s 1930s novel Mr Norris Changes Trains was about a British chancer in between-the-wars Berlin. This is the tale of Gerald Hamil(...)

A group of Irish men from Garryowen, Co Limerick, members of the British army,  at the Giessen POW camp during the first World War.

Thousands of Irishmen were taken prisoner by the German army in the first World War and housed in prisoner-of-war camps in Germany. It is estimated th(...)

A commemorative parade on April 16th, 2006, on O’Connell Street, Dublin, marking the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Easter Rising was a “world historical event”and not just an Irish affair, a conference has been told. Prof Luke Gibbons of NUI Maynooth said the p(...)

Bartholomew Ryan: ‘I see the great poets like Yeats and Wordsworth and Fernando Pessoa as loafing heroes.’ Photograph: Luis Barra

The Loafing Heroes sing the poetry of WB Yeats and TS Eliot, and the subject matter of their songs ranges from Irish revolutionary heroes to the de(...)

Sir Jack Leslie (97), whose uncle, Capt Norman Leslie, was killed in the first World War, viewing the exhibition at the National Library. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times 2:53

Long before his contemporary namesake earned his uncompromising reputation, the name of Michael O’Leary was synonymous with belligerence. Cork-born(...)

Roger Casement leaving court in London before being returned to prison in 1916. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A PSNI museum in Belfast has been criticised for refusing to lend out a pistol which belonged to Roger Casement for exhibition ahead of the 1916 East(...)

Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has direct responsibility for the 1916 centenary celebrations. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Relatives of those who fought in the Easter Rising have confirmed they will boycott the launch of the Government’s 2016 draft programme event in Dubli(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Dr Nkosazana Dalmini Zuma, chairwoman of the African Union Commission at the African Union HQ in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell.

The use of traditional culture as a cover for abuse of human rights was rejected by members of the African Union Commission at a meeting with Presiden(...)