Michael d’Alton from Dalkey, Co Dublin, said he accepted the award on the “clear understanding” that it was not for him alone but for the “10s of thousands of Allied servicemen who served on D-Day”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Michael d’Alton given Légion d’Honneur by French ambassador Jean Pierre-Thébault

Michéal Martin’s father Paddy in an Irish Army uniform

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D-Day veteran Michael Dalton. His abiding memory of the day was the demise of a tank crew who had disembarked from a landing craft only to sink into a large underwater hole

Michael d’Alton joined the royal navy to ‘try and stop that awful German monster’

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

Russian Bolsheviks and Indian nationalists among those inspired by seminal revolt

Nelly and  Nora makes its debut on RTÉjr next month.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland’s Nelly and Nora to air on RTÉjr, CBeebies and broadcaster ZDF in Germany

Set among the Bluestack Mountains on the edge of Lough Eske, Harvey’s Point has been named Ireland’s number one top hotel in this year’s TripAdvisor awards

Influential travel website lists four Irish properties in world top rankings

‘Person or Number?’ study cites incidents of rudeness to immigrants accessing services

Undated handout artist impression of one of the two as-yet undiscovered planets as big as Earth or larger may be hiding in the outer fringes of the Solar System, scientists believe. Photograph: PA

Scientists say discovery would be ‘truly revolutionary for astronomy’

Seamus Fitzpatrick at a meeting in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, where about  a thousand local people gathered to express their concern about the proposed takeover of Quinn Glass. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Cavan meeting organised by Concerned Irish Citizens wants local group to take on company

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