A memorial to Irish soldiers who died during the Battle of Passchendaele being unveiled near the village of Zonnebeke outside Ypres in Belgium. Photograph: Daphne Vangheluwe

A memorial to Irish soldiers who died during the Battle of Passchendaele has been unveiled on the spot in Belgium where hundreds were killed in 1(...)

Members of the Metropolitan Police Service Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band pictured in the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Messines, Belgium, on Remeberance Sunday in 2008. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The images of man and beast floundering in suffocating mud would define not only the Battle of Passchendaele, but the first World War in the popular i(...)

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.(...)

Bertie Ahern:  refused to be drawn on whether he would prefer Leo Varadkar or Simon Coveney as Taoiseach

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said he expects Enda Kenny to stay active in public life. He suggested that Mr Kenny may continue to be involved in (...)

Members of the Metropolitan Police Service Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band  in the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Messines on Remeberance Sunday  2008. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Enda Kenny is to attend the centenary of the Battle of Messines Ridge in what is expected to be one of his last acts as Taoiseach. Mr Kenny will be (...)

Irish soldiers during the opening hours of the Battle of the Somme,  July 1st 1916. Photograph:  IWM/Getty

One of the saddest stories to emerge from Easter Week 1916 was the death of husband and wife John and Margaret Naylor. They were both fatally injured (...)

Battle of the Somme: soldiers at the trenches at Dompierre Becquincourt. Photograph from the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Collection held at Dublin City Archives

A new exhibition commemorates the thousands of Dubliners who fought and died during the Battle of the Somme. Dublin Remembers: Stories from the Somm(...)

“Such was the scene, painted in all its imagined glory by a war artist for the ‘Illustrated London News’”

As notorious pieces of war propaganda go, the German placard currently on loan to the National Museum at Collins Barracks is a very understated piece (...)

Leaflets of an anti-British character found: Countess Constance Markievicz in Irish Citizen Army uniform

January 28th, 1916 The House of Commons was told that a raid had been conducted on the home of Countess Markievicz on January 22nd under a warrant iss(...)

 Labour junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: “The first World War doesn’t seem to have achieved anything at all.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

On the wall of his office in Leinster House, Labour junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has a yellowed and torn copy of the Weekly Irish Times from 191(...)

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