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,(...)

WB Yeats – “I think it better that in times like these/ A poet’s mouth be silent ...”

“Never such innocence again” In his poem “MCMXIV”, looking back on the first World War two decades later, Philip Larkin writes of it as the des(...)

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(...)

Indian soldiers pose as Indian artillery gunners of the first World War, in New Delhi. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/ EPA

After a century in denial, India is starting to acknowledge the role played by more than a million of its soldiers in helping its British colonial mas(...)

A group of Irish men from Garryowen, Co Limerick, members of the British army,  at the Giessen POW camp during the first World War.

Thousands of Irishmen were taken prisoner by the German army in the first World War and housed in prisoner-of-war camps in Germany. It is estimated th(...)

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