Sir Jack Leslie (97) whose uncle, Captain Norman Leslie, was killed in the first World War at the launch of the centenary exhibition at the National Library. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

An exhibition that seeks to portray Ireland and the first World War with all its complexities and contradictions has opened at the National Library. T(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: “There is a new drug on the streets now called ice, and it’s ravaging communities. The people working to help addicts and their families need more resources, not fewer.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sit-in bumps Maureen O’Sullivan off the agenda When Mary Lou McDonald threw Gerry’s teddy bears out of the Sinn Féin pram on Thursday, she did no favo(...)

Badge of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Former British defence secretary John Hutton has written a book on the RDF’s surrender at St Quentin during the first World War.  Photograph: Paddy Whelan/Irish Times

John Hutton, who served as a cabinet minister in both the Blair and Brown governments, will give a lecture tonight on the surrender of the Royal Dubli(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and former taoiseach Bertie Ahern at the launch of Ireland 2016. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 1:32

Relatives of those who fought in the Easter Rising will be invited to head a parade which will be main event of the Easter Rising centenary commemorat(...)

Some 300 rugby players joined D Company of the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Photograph: Paddy Whelan 2:34

An exhibition to remember 39 players from Lansdowne rugby club who did not return from fighting in the the first World War will open this evening. The(...)

Police officers hold up posters about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photograph: Youssouf Bah/AP

Three members of the Defence Forces will be sent to Sierra Leone as part of Ireland’s contribution to the fight against Ebola, according to a proposa(...)

The names of nearly 580,000 soldiers from allied nations are engraved at the international memorial for fallen soldiers at Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

“Lorette,” the French soldier Louis Barthas wrote in his memoir, “a sinister name evoking horror and the terror of dark woods, paths, plateaux and rav(...)

The then president Mrs McAleese, accompanied by her husband Dr Martin McAleese greeting members of the All Ireland choir after the official dedication of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Belgium in 1998. Photograph: FRANK MILLER

At 11 o’clock today, weather permitting, the sun will illuminate the interior of the Peace Tower in the Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines in Be(...)

Irish Ambassador to London Dan Mulhall at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, during the annual Remembrance Sunday service. Photograph Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Everything about the Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph in Whitehall in London are minutely planned, down to the positioning of dignita(...)

Irish ambassador to London Dan Mulhall lays a wreath at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, during the annual Remembrance Sunday service. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Irish ambassador to Britain Dan Mulhall today laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in London to mark Remembrance Sunday - the first time Ireland has taken pa(...)