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Five great grand nephews of  Michael Walsh at Glasnevin cemetery, Dublin with a display case containing his Purple Heart medal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One hundred years after he was killed in France in one of the final offensives of the first World War, Mayo man Private Michael Walsh has posthumously(...)

Images of Dan Breen from a police notice offering a £1,000 reward for the capture of the Soloheadbeg ambush organiser, “wanted for murder in Ireland” and described as having a “sulky bulldog appearance”.

There has been something of a lull in the decade of centenaries since 2016 but that tranquillity is likely to be disturbed in coming months. Novembe(...)

French singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour: died in his home in Alpilles in southeastern France. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/AFP/Getty

Tributes are pouring in to Charles Aznavour, the great French popular singer, who died early on Monday at his home in southern France, aged 94. Know(...)

US president Woodrow Wilson set up the Committee on Public Information after the US declared war on Germany in April 1917.

A surprising upsurge in the recruitment of the Irish in the last months of the first World War may have been down to American propaganda, it has been (...)

Cherub and sphinx statue in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

If you’ve travelled abroad this summer, you may have handed over some of your hard-earned cash at one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. You (...)

People pay their respects in front of dozens of coffins containing remains of more than 600 victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. File photograph: Themistocles Hakizimana/Reuters

Between 2001 and 2015, sales of translated fiction grew by 96 per cent. One reason, argues Daniel Hahn, who last year established a prize for first tr(...)

Gabriel Corcoran and his wife Catherine on the walk up from Le Pecq to Saint Germain, just outside Paris.

“My wife Catherine is from the Limousin region in the centre of France, and I’m from Tipperary. After 12 years in North and South America, we are happ(...)

German prisoners taken during the ‘Hundred Days’ cycle of battles in summer 1918.

For the Allied armies, 1917 had ended on a grim note. Both the British and French armies had been badly damaged during their own offensives that year.(...)

Women munition workers stacking a reserve of shell castings during the first World War. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Armistice At 11am on November 11th, 1918, the guns fell silent along the Western Front. The noise, continuous since late 1914, was said to have been (...)

A drinker consuming a low-risk level of alcohol on a weekly basis is equivalent to almost an additional day’s calories. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

Unlike most other consumable products sold in Ireland, alcohol producers are currently not obliged to list contents, ingredients or nutritional values(...)

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