Nativity scene in the Church of St Nicholas of Myra, Francis Street, Dublin. Fr Martin Dolan, the parish priest there,  has said he now feels accepted in Irish society following the Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Gay priest Fr Martin Dolan has said he now feels accepted in Irish society following the Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum. Fr Dolan, the p(...)

British author  Rudyard Kipling. Photograph: EO Hoppe/MansellGetty Images

When the first World War broke out in August 1914, Rudyard Kipling felt horribly vindicated. The poet of Empire believed Britain’s army was pitifully (...)

Prince Charles speaking  at the  Canakkale Turkish Martyrs’ Memorial. The prince also met relatives of veterans of the Gallipoli campaign aboard the HMS Bulwark. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry have met relatives of veterans of the Gallipoli campaign, who 100-years ago were on the eve of what turned out to(...)

RTÉ’s David Davin-Power learns about  weapons that would have been used by Irish soldiers at Gallipoli in the first World War. Photograph: RTÉ

Gallipoli was one of the great military disasters in history. Some 80,000 Turks and 50,000 British, French, Australian and New Zealand troops died in (...)

 Labour junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: “The first World War doesn’t seem to have achieved anything at all.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

On the wall of his office in Leinster House, Labour junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has a yellowed and torn copy of the Weekly Irish Times from 191(...)

Some of the students who will be telling the stories of Irish soldiers lost during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

President Michael D Higgins will meet 36 secondary school students before they travel to the Somme battlefield in June. The students represent each of(...)

British soldiers lined up in a narrow trench during World War I (28th October 1914) . Photograph:Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Singer-songwriter Eric Bogle said he wrote The Green Fields of France as a response to the anti-Irish sentiment in Britain during the IRA bombing camp(...)

The famous poster depicting Sgt Michael O’Leary VC which was used to recruit Irish nationalists. Library of Congress.

On February 1st 1915, the Irish Guards were attacking a stretch of the La Bassée canal in northern France near the Belgian border. Lance Corporal Mich(...)

An Irish fatality of the war has emerged who was most likely 14 and no more than 15. Pte Edward Francis Hawe from Mullinhane, Co Tipperary, died on September 20th, 1916.

Among the rows of war dead at Poelcapelle military cemetery in Flanders, there is one grave which is usually a riot of colour set against the neat whi(...)

British sappers dig a communication trench to Messines Ridge on May 7th, 1917, during the battle of Flanders. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Driving through northern Flanders, the flat, agricultural farmland is dotted with cemeteries, a visual reminder of the bloodshed that unfolded here(...)