Jack Moyney

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100 years ago this week L-Sgt Jack Moyney from Rathdowney,  won the VC for an extraordinary act of endurance.

One hundred years ago this week Lance-Sgt Jack Moyney from Rathdowney, Co Laois won the Victoria Cross (VC) for an extraordinary act of endurance. H(...)

Bobby Campion (centre) with Jack Moyney’s extended family at the official opening of a first World War museum at Bob’s Bar in Durrow, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Stop writing about the first World War” is how former Irish Times journalist Kevin Myers recalls the advice given to him by the newspaper’s editor, (...)

Queen Elizabeth meeting Jack Moyney and others at a ceremony in London in 1962.

A few years ago, Bobby Campion, a Co Laois publican, paid €120 for a photograph at a Sheppard’s auction. It showed Irish first World War veterans, inc(...)