Members of the Cadet Honour Guard after a wreath laying Ceremony in the Stone Breakers’ Yard at Kilmainham Gaol as part of the Commemorations to mark the 90th Anniversary of the 1916 Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lack of programme prompts expert group chairman to say ‘it is time for things to happen’

A couple walk amongst some of the 12,000 graves in the Tyne Cot Military Cemetary near Ypres in Belgium. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Some 600,000 soldiers - including 9,000 Irish - died in Belgian killing fields

John Teteris from Athenry, Co Galway, pictured during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Grangegorman Military Cemetry in April. An academic has counted 5,774 Irishmen who served in the Australian Imperial Force  and 860 who died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Conference to hear of 6,000 Irishmen who signed up to the Australian WWI forces

Broadcaster Pat Kenny, who left RTÉ to join Newstalk. RTÉ managing director Jim Jennings said the company would have paid Kenny to stay put if it had been overpaying its radio presenters.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

‘If we were, we would have paid the money to keep Pat Kenny on Radio 1’

Broadcaster says it will struggle to break even this year due to €5m budget hit

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Current allocation of €212m for 2015 is €4m higher than this year’s €208m

Members of the Navy and Defence Forces marching on Westmorland Street in Dublin as part of commemorations to mark the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Standoff between minister and 1916 relatives continues despite funding allocation

Mr Justice Bryan McMahon, chair of the working group set up to examine what improvements should be made to the State’s existing direct provision system. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Group will look at practical ways of improving the lives of refugees

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