The memorial gardens at Islandbridge. The new bridge will not reach as far as Phoenix Park but a new pedestrian crossing is expected to be introduced, linking bridge and park via existing cycleways. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Almost a century after it was first planned, a pedestrian bridge will soon cross Dublin’s river Liffey, linking the Irish National War Memorial Garden(...)

 The war memorial at Islandbridge in Dublin. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

When Nurse Elizabeth O’Malley volunteered for the first World War she could hardly have guessed that, almost a century later, her grand-niece would ha(...)