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Bandsmen march during the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

It can be debated whether it is helpful to be talking now about a future united Ireland. However, when such a central figure in Ulster unionism as Pe(...)

Bill O’Hara and his cousins Bridget and Noreen O’Meara with the Victoria Cross medal awarded to their great-uncle Martin O’Meara. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The only Victoria Cross won by an Irishman in an Australian army uniform will go on display from Friday at the National Museum of Ireland in Collins B(...)

The funeral of victims’ campaigner Willie Frazer at Fivemilehill Pentecostal Church, Mountnorris Road, Bessbrook on Monday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Loyalist victims’ campaigner Willie Frazer “never gave up on fighting for justice”, DUP leader Arlene Foster has told mourners at his funeral. Mr Fra(...)

Painter James Morton who is 100 years old today.

James Morton was born 100 years ago on May 20th, 1919, 25 days before Capt John Alcock and Lieut Arthur Brown completed the first non-stop transatlant(...)

Martin O’Meara: “This man has been responsible for the evacuation of at least 20 men under conditions that are indescribable”

In November 1918, Martin O’Meara arrived back in Australia as a hero, promptly had a nervous breakdown and spent the rest of his life in mental instit(...)

`The Chief’, 1919. Eamon de Valera wearing a native American ceremonial head-dress.  Photograph: taken from Judging Dev, by Diarmaid Ferriter, published by Royal Irish Academy

How might we best understand – and commemorate – the revolution that occurred in Ireland a century ago? Was it largely determined by events on the isl(...)

 Crowds attend the ‘standing down’ ceremony for the Haunting Soldier, in St Stephens Green, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It was billed as the people’s farewell to the Haunting Soldier, the giant installation made of scrap metal which has galvanised many into remembrance (...)

All Black players Nepo Laulala, Sam Whitelock and Liam Squire, at the site of The Hauntings Solider sculpture at St Stephen’s Green.  Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

No country was further away from the fighting in the first World War than New Zealand, yet few were so disproportionately affected. In many sites acr(...)

Britain’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York (right) is greeted by Archbishop Eamon  Martin before a Service of Remembrance at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast, on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The fact that Irish Catholics and Protestants fought and died, side by side, in World War I was neglected for too long by all sides, north and south o(...)

“The white poppy is a statement of peace as opposed to the red poppy which has become embroiled in UK politics,” the Quakers said. Photograph: iStock

Dublin Quakers have hailed the public response to their invitation to join them in making white poppies as an art installation on Armistice Day. ”The(...)

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