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Two nuns and three young girls at the grave of Maj  William Redmond in Locre, Belgium, during the first World War. Redmond was mortally wounded during the Battle of Messines. Photograph:: John Warwick Brooke/National Library of Scotland

On the road between Locre and Kemmel in southwest Flanders, where the land gently rises, there stands a solitary war grave. The grave of Major Willie (...)

Preparing to advance at Passchendaele, Flanders, 1917. Photograph from “Father Browne’s First World War” edited by by EE O’Donnell, published by Messenger Publications

A digital database of Ireland’s Memorial Records is located at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, Belgium. It can also be accessed online at imr.(...)

File photograph of Seamus Green from the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association after a special Mass to mark the outbreak of the first World War was held in Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin.

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said Queen Elizabeth should hand back the Irish regimental flags given to her grandfather after the first World War.(...)

Camping Les Ormes in Dol de Bregtagne, Brittany

Thought five-star camping was a contradiction in terms? Check out our top 10 sites with fun stuff for kids, and sights to see for grown-ups, to ensure(...)

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron poses for a selfie during a campaign visit in Sarcelles, Paris. Photograph: Martin Bureau/Reuters

The contest between the centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen for the French presidency has become a battle of image ahea(...)

 George Bernard Shaw on a visit in Los Angeles answering questions from the American journalists around him. Photograph:  Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

As we contend with the seeming war against the free press that certain American politicians have embarked on, it might be prudent to revisit George Be(...)

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(...)

MacHutchison was one of 526,816 British army soldiers who died in the war and have no known grave. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Like so many parents, John and Jane MacHutchison endured the double agony of not only losing a son in the first World War, but also having no place to(...)

Blackstairs Mountains

Skylark Experiences on Inishbofin, off the Connemara coast, offers a complete immersion in island life where you get to spend time sheepfarming, birdw(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson said the 1916 commemorations ‘struck exactly the right note’. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

There has been much justifiable comment in recent years about the extent to which Anglo-Irish relations have improved, but maybe you can have too much(...)

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