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US president Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands at the US ambassador’s residence in Brussels in May 2017. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It’s one of the most unlikely pairings in world politics: on one side, the brash septuagenarian demagogue whose populist instincts are matched only by(...)

‘RMS Leinster’: its sinking made headlines around the world.

The sinking of the RMS Leinster by a German submarine in October 1918 resulted in the greatest ever loss of life in the Irish Sea and the highest ever(...)

German prisoners taken during the ‘Hundred Days’ cycle of battles in summer 1918.

For the Allied armies, 1917 had ended on a grim note. Both the British and French armies had been badly damaged during their own offensives that year.(...)

Soldiers work on a map of Poland for the peace conference following the first World War. Photograph: Paul Thompson/FPG/Getty Images

Nearly 100 years ago, the Great War ended with the defeat of the Central Powers. Their military collapse went hand-in-hand with the disappearance from(...)

German soldiers on the offensive. Photograph: Neurdein/Roger Viollet/Getty

At 4.40am on the morning of March 21st, 1918, three German armies unleashed 6,473 heavy guns and 3,532 trench mortars upon 50 miles of the Western Fro(...)

A queue outside a church to sign the anti-conscription pledge in 1918.

On April 9th, 1918, House of Commons MPs gathered for a special sitting. At 3pm, British prime minister David Lloyd George briefed the house on the si(...)

Women munition workers stacking a reserve of shell castings during the first World War. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Armistice At 11am on November 11th, 1918, the guns fell silent along the Western Front. The noise, continuous since late 1914, was said to have been (...)

Women on a suffrage march carry 617 arrows, each representing a conviction of a suffragette. Photograph: Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

The Irish suffrage movement, with a membership of about 3,000, was made up of nationalist, unionist and those who refused to take either side. It was (...)

Irish Ferries has had to cancel about 2,300 bookings in July. Photograph: Eric Luke

What is going on with Irish Ferries? After spending months talking about its big new boat and even organising the naming competition which led to it (...)

The Irish Ferries cancellations are due to delays in the delivery of the “WB Yeats”  from a  German shipyard

Irish Ferries passengers whose summer holidays have been disrupted as a result of summer cancellations on Dublin-France sea crossings may be in line f(...)

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