Aurel Sercu believes that the remains in John Condon’s grave in Poelcapelle cemetery belong to Irish-born rifleman Patrick Fitzsimmons. Photograph: Wernervc/Wikimedia Commons

There is no first World War grave more visited or more controversial than that of the “boy soldier” from Waterford city Pte John Condon. Condon was w(...)

Soldiers mark the  Rising at Eastertime  at the GPO, above. A series of trails including one retracing  events of the  Rising has been launched,  taking in  the GPO, the Royal College of Surgeons, Moore Street, O’Rahilly Parade and the Garden of Remembrance, and focuses on the six days of the Rising. File photograph:    Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A series of trails including one retracing the events of the Easter Rising has been launched. Dublin Discovery Trails comprises four different theme(...)

Members of the British Army freefall parachute display team, the ‘Red Devils’ who were performing at the Whitehaven Air Show on the Cumbrian coast last night, when a team members chute failed to open - leaving a team-mate to catch him in mid-air and bring him to safety. Photograph: PA

A Red Devil parachutist had a lucky escape after his chute failed to open during an airshow – leaving a team-mate to catch him in mid-air and bring hi(...)

The Battle of Waterloo was fought 200 years ago, on June 18th, 1815. Above, Napoleon’s retreat from the Battle of Waterloo. Image: After a painting by Steuben. Photograph by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Duke of Wellington never did say about his Irish birth “just because you are born in a stable does not make you a horse”. It was said by Daniel O(...)

Closing the Gates at Hougoumont, 1815 painted by the Victorian artist Robert Gibb, which shows a vital moment during the Battle of Waterloo.

How many Irish fought at the Battle of Waterloo? A lot has been the consensus of historians who have studied this most pivotal battle of the 19th cent(...)

The bomb was left at Glenrandel in the village of Eglinton on the outskirts of Derry city. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Three men have been arrested in the Republic in the wake of an attempted booby trap bomb attack on a car belonging to a couple who are PSNI officers.(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has accepted an invitation to attend a commemorative banquet to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has accepted an invitation to attend a commemorative banquet to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Mr Kenny’s(...)

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh playing Maurice Shea in the TG4 docudrama ‘Waterloo: Na Laochra Gael’ 0:40

Retired broadcaster Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh has made his acting debut at the age of 84. Mr Ó Muircheartaigh plays a fellow Kerryman Maurice Shea who(...)

Former Northern Ireland police ombudsman Baroness Nuala O’Loan: claims that ‘hundreds and hundreds’ of deaths happened in the North as a result of security force collusion. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The British government must face up to its responsibilities in the face of “overwhelming evidence of collusion”, a Northern Ireland victims’ group and(...)

Tom Woulfe: an inveterate letters page warrior. Photograph: Pat Langan

Tom Woulfe, who has died aged 99, was best known as one of the founding fathers of the modern GAA. Although he was a man who was in many ways slow to (...)