A protest in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon against conscription in 1918. The issue of home rule or independence dominated the concerns of that time, not the grave risk to public health. Photograph: Photo12/UIG/Getty Images

In popular history, the period covered by our decade of commemorations is dominated by the first World War, the struggle for independence and the Civi(...)

Ulster Tower, in  the Somme valley, France. File photograph: myLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

All-Ireland football champions Dublin have visited first World War battlefields where Irish soldiers fought 100 years ago. The tour was led by manage(...)

A  photo taken in 1916  of a German U-boat. The well-preserved wreck of a U-boat sunk during the first World War  has been found off the Belgian coast. Photograph: Historial de Péronne/STR/AFP/Getty Images

The well-preserved wreck of a first World War German submarine, possibly still containing the bodies of its 23 crew members, has been found off the Be(...)

 Irish soldiers rest during the opening hours of the Battle of the Somme,  July 1st, 1916. Photograph: Royal Engineers No 1 Printing Company/IWM via Getty Images

Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys has travelled to France for the Somme Association centenary commemoration service for the Battles of (...)

The Hall of Honour commemorating the 471 students, staff and alumni of TCD who died in the first World War. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Almost 100 years after Trinity College Dublin built a Hall of Honour to its dead of the first World War, the memorial will be completed on Saturday in(...)

Image of Albert Woodman, who was stationed in Dunkirk during the last days of the first World War. Woodman’s diary has been made available online.

A diary from an Irish soldier chronicling the last days of the first World War has been made available online. The diary, written by Albert Woodman,(...)