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Former president Seán T O’Kelly inspecting a guard of honour outside the GPO in 1957.

One of the largest Easter Rising collections to be put up for sale in decades will be auctioned later this month in New York, including medals awarded(...)

August 1960: George Harrison (second right), Paul McCartney (centre),   Stuart Sutcliffe (fourth left) and Pete Best (right)  of the Beatles’ then current line-up, with members of their touring party, at the Arnhem-Oostberbeek War Cemetery, the Netherlands,  as the band journeyed from Liverpool to Hamburg. File photograph: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Researchers claim to have discovered the first World War grave of the grandfather of former Beatle George Harrison in northern France. Pte Henry Harr(...)

In front of UEA’s new Enterprise Centre (from left) James Todd of Architype; John French, CEO of Adapt Low Carbon Group; John Desmond, managing director, Cygnum Timber Frame, and John Hunt, of Enterprise Ireland

What’s billed as Britain’s “greenest” building yet is creating quite a stir at the University of East Anglia (UEA), not least because it brazenly show(...)

The Last General Absolution of the Munster Fusiliers at Rue de Bois, a painting by Italian artist Fortunino Matania, depicting the front line near where Capt Arthur O’Sullivan took part in the 1914  truce during the first World War

On Christmas Eve 1914, Capt Arthur O’Sullivan, from Greystones, Co Wicklow, was in his trench at Rue du Bois, near Neuve Chapelle on the western front(...)

A boy walks between gravestones of first World War soldiers at the Tyne Cot cemetery in Zonnebeke, Belgium. The aim of the archive initiative with Google is to bring the ‘history of the first World War closer to Ireland’. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

A bursary scheme to allow Irish university students to research Ireland’s involvement in the first World War was announced yesterday by Ministe(...)

Col Eugene Ryan, Haig’s personal physician, who’s memoir, Haig’s Medical Officer, gives a fascinating account of the war and an intimate portrayal of Haig

Few historical figures were so revered in life yet vilified after their death than Douglas Haig, the commander-in-chief of the British Army during the(...)

Janet and Jill French, mother and sister of Katie French, pictured arriving at Trim Court yesterday for the inquest into her death. Photograph: Collins Courts

The model Katy French only had a small amount of cocaine in her body when she died, an inquest has concluded. Coroner John Lacy said he had no choice(...)