The Soldiers & Chiefs exhibition at the National Museum Collins Barracks examines all aspects of Irish military history from 1550 to the present d(...)

Lieutenant William Frederick MacHutchison: 99 years later, his last resting place has been identified

For almost 100 years Dublin-born soldier Lieutenant William Frederick MacHutchison was one of the missing of the first World War. On Wednesday a new h(...)

Joining Fianna Fáil: Stephen Donnelly with party leader    Micheál Martin  last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is hard to say who is more politically naive, Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly or his legion of critics. The TD is aghast at the barrage of abuse that(...)

British prime minister Theresa May (left) at the European Summit in Brussels: she believes the 27 remaining EU states have as much to lose as the UK from its exit. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The time has come for Irish policy makers to stop dreaming of a soft Brexit and prepare for the reality that the United Kingdom is likely to crash out(...)

Tom Kettle, Irish patriot, essayist, poet and British soldier.

Lt Tom Kettle, B Company, 9th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was killed in action on September 9th, 1916, near the village of Ginchy in northern F(...)

Tom Kettle, Irish Patriot, Essayist, Poet and British Soldier, died 100 years ago on September 9th

It is 100 years since Lieut Tom Kettle was killed leading his men from the 9th Royal Dublin Fusiliers over the top during the Battle of Ginchy. He (...)

Lt Tom Kettle, in an image from his book The Ways of War. The MP and academic  was one of the most high-profile Irish casualties of the  Battle of the Somme.

One hundred years to the day after he was killed at the Battle of Ginchy in France during the first World War, Lt Tom Kettle has been remembered in Du(...)

Commemorations have taken place to remember the Irish who liberated the French village of Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. Photograph: Irish embassy in Paris

Commemorations have taken place to remember the Irish who liberated the French village of Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. V(...)

Young people holding flowers, bouquets and cockades stand guard in front of the graves as they take part in a memorial ceremony at the Franco-British National Memorial in Thiepval near Albert, to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/Reuters

At the beginning of this year we considered how we might make a joint contribution to the centenary commemorations which would build our friendship an(...)

Members of the British Army’s  Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery at the Thiepval Memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme on Friday. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/EPA

The leaders of Britain, France and Ireland honoured the victims of the Battle of the Somme yesterday in a moving and dignified ceremony on the 100th a(...)