Minister for Culture Heather Heather Humphreys lays a wreath at the monument to the 16th (Irish) Division outside the church at Guillemont

The poppies are all out in the Somme. Nature’s own commemoration, they are everywhere this time of year on roadsides, roundabouts and in the fields. T(...)

Times past: The original Oireachtas 1913 group photograph outside the Town Hall in Galway

Éamonn Ceannt, Douglas Hyde, Pádraig Pearse and Constance Markievicz were in anything but insurrectional mood when they gathered in Galway for a very (...)

An Australian flag at a memorial to the first World War. The grievances of Australian farmers over commodity prices paid during the war were such that the country’s governor-general  warned “rebel Irish and syndicalists” would come to power. File photograph: Getty Images

The British feared the Irish in Australia would take over during the first World War and install a hostile government, a conference on the Easter Risi(...)

Amelie O’Grady (10), Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co Clare, performs caretwheels, at a special event for children, as part of the Centenary Programme at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Eric Luke

James Connolly would have been impressed with the youth of Ireland and their ambitions for a better country. Connolly’s demands were simple: “We on(...)

A street trader at the 1916 battle site on Moore Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has announced plans to set up a consultative group on Moore Street in Dublin within the next few weeks. The announcement by Minister(...)

No 16 Moore Street was the site where the leaders of the Rising gathered on April 26th, 1916 for the final time before their surrender and executions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/Irish Times

The Cabinet will discuss the implications of the designation of parts of Dublin’s Moore Street as a national monument when it meets on Tuesday. A nu(...)

A group of Travellers gathered outside the GPO on Wednesday to remember the role their community played in the 1916 Easter Rising.

A group of Travellers gathered outside the GPO on Wednesday to remember the role their community played in the 1916 Easter Rising. Love/Hate actor Jo(...)

The HMS ‘Queen Mary’ explodes during the Battle of Jutland. Arthur Kidney from Barryroe died when the ship went down. Image: Ohne Angabe/Wikimedia Commons

One hundred years on, two west Cork communities has marked one of its darkest days when six men from the area perished in the Battle of Jutland. Six (...)

A total of 101 of the officers, privates and others from Tralee who died between 1914 and 1918 had served with the Munsters, while 125 served with other regiments and armies in the first World War. File photograph: Getty Images

Two large plaques with the names of the 226 Tralee men who died in the first World War have been unveiled at Ballymullen, Tralee, near the former head(...)

Wreaths are thrown overboard during the commemoration that took place in Belfast on HMS Caroline on the centenary of the Battle of Jutland:  some 350 Irish sailors were lost  in that terrible event which remains the biggest clash between battleships in history. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Irish sailors killed in the first World War were remembered on Tuesday in conditions quite unlike those they experienced at sea in those tumultuous ye(...)