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Zowie Brown, aged six, whose great grandfather was a pardoned Irish soldier, attends a wreath-laying ceremony  at the  National War Memorial in Islandbridge, Dublin, with second World War  veteran  Phillip Farrington. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

One of the last surviving Irish soldiers granted a pardon after fighting against Nazi Germany has laid a wreath to remember his comrades.Phil Farringt(...)

 A German Nazi flag from the second World War at the National Maritime Museum in Dún Laoighaire. “Ireland’s geographic position, small size and strategic interests would dictate that it could not be absolutist about its foreign policy.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There has been much recent comment in relation to Ireland’s controversial neutrality during the second World War that suggests a diminishing ra(...)

Sheep trying to feed near Slemish mountain in Co Antrim. Photogaph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

The body representing the North’s farmers has welcomed a relief package worth up to £5 million for the heavy (...)

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