German and British troops sing “Silent Night” before playing a football match to commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914, at the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

Analysis: Impetus for the truce came from men who paid the price for the blundering of their masters

Soldiers of the 5th London Rifle Brigade with German Saxon regimental troops at Ploegsteert Wood during the Christmas Truce in 1914. Photograph:  Popperfoto/Getty Images

‘The memory of that Christmas truce is so important on this island at this time’

The 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers in Aldershot in 1914. Photograph: Imperial War Museum

‘At dawn, they rose from the sodden ground and charged forward, bayonets fixed’

A children’s book about wildlife that adults can also enjoy

Speaking of Fr Tony Flannery (pictured) Senator Rónán Mullen said “I don’t sympathise with a view that a priest can have whatever theological views they want and expect to continue on in their job”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Association of Catholic Priests accuses Mullen of ‘a gratuitous and ill-informed attack’

Chris Hadfield’s You Are Here is a compilation of 150 photographs culled from the 45,000 he took while in space.

‘I’ve done the things that are not only in my heart, but are worthwhile doing’

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa  holding a picture of their brother Ibrahim  who is  in prison in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ibrahim Halawa could face death penalty after being caught in Cairo protests last year

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has been awarded a gold medal of honorary patronage by the University Philosophical Society in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Hadfield in Dublin to promote book featuring 150 photos taken from space

Caroline McGuigan’s Suicide or Survive charity has been running wellness workshops across the country for the past five years.

Aim of workshop to give people skills to monitor and evaluate their wellness

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