Ulster Tower, in  the Somme valley, France. File photograph: myLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

All-Ireland football champions Dublin have visited first World War battlefields where Irish soldiers fought 100 years ago. The tour was led by manage(...)

A lone poppy from the poppy drop lies stuck next to names inscribed on the pillars of the Thiepval Memorial after the commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepval Memorial in Thiepval, France. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The men of the 36th (Ulster) Division were remembered 100 years on in the realm of death now turned into the rolling farmlands of Picardy. All around(...)

Aodhán Ó Riordáin was in Gallipoli with the Duke of Gloucester to pay tribute to the 10th (Irish) Division who left the peninsula in the autumn of 1915 for Salonika having sustained thousands of casualties. Photograph: Aodhán Ó Riordáin

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has described the visit to his relative’s grave in Gallipoli as squaring the circle of remembrance in his family.(...)

 British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916. Photograph: Lt E Brooks/ IWM via Getty Images

A unique first World War culture flourishes in Northern Ireland. A tour of the working-class streets in loyalist parts of Belfast will offer the vi(...)

Police clash with loyalist protestors in Belfast city centre as they attempt to block part of the route of the Anti-Internment League parade last Friday: Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Even though Belfast has struggled under the twin threats of economic recession and community tension, a great deal of good work continues at City Hall(...)