German Navy

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‘RMS Leinster’: its sinking made headlines around the world.

The sinking of the RMS Leinster by a German submarine in October 1918 resulted in the greatest ever loss of life in the Irish Sea and the highest ever(...)

US sailors in Cobh

Descendants of two of the most significant figures in the conflict at sea during the first World War are among those scheduled to speak at a conferenc(...)

Lt Henning Hauser unfurls the German flag on the bow of the flagship FGS Donau, berthed in Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ah yes. Our gallant allies in Europe have arrived at last. A tad late maybe. But, hey! They’re here. Led by the German navy’s FGS Donau, the Nato flot(...)

For much of the 20th century, Ireland had an ambivalent relationship with the second World War. On the one hand, Ireland was one of just five E(...)