John Condon

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The headstone on the grave of Thomas Woodgate will be changed to reflect that he was 14 years of age when he died. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

For much of the last 100 years it was assumed that Private John Condon from Waterford city was the youngest British soldier to die in the first World (...)

Travellers protest outside council offices in  Castlebar: They say they have been on the   housing lists for years and their accommodation needs should be given priority. Photograph: Alison Laredo

A group of Travellers have staged a protest over efforts by Mayo County Council to relocate a Syrian refugee family in Castlebar. The picketers, me(...)

A contamination alert on a water scheme which supplies 46,500 consumers in Co Mayo has been lifted.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A contamination alert on a water scheme which supplies 46,500 consumers in Co Mayo has been lifted. Mayo County Council confirmed on Tuesday that it (...)

 John Condon pictured leaving the Four Courts following a previous High Court action. File Photograph: Courts Collins

A solicitor with a “very bad record” of professional misconduct has failed in his High Court bid to overturn a decision he can only practise under sup(...)

Eamonn McEneaney, director of Waterford Treasures, at the bust of Field Marshal Frederick Roberts. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A bust of the oldest soldier on record to to die in the first World War was yesterday unveiled alongside the memorial to the youngest documented ca(...)

Aurel Sercu believes that the remains in John Condon’s grave in Poelcapelle cemetery belong to Irish-born rifleman Patrick Fitzsimmons. Photograph: Wernervc/Wikimedia Commons

There is no first World War grave more visited or more controversial than that of the “boy soldier” from Waterford city Pte John Condon. Condon was w(...)

Nativity scene in the Church of St Nicholas of Myra, Francis Street, Dublin. Fr Martin Dolan, the parish priest there,  has said he now feels accepted in Irish society following the Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Gay priest Fr Martin Dolan has said he now feels accepted in Irish society following the Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum. Fr Dolan, the p(...)

An Irish fatality of the war has emerged who was most likely 14 and no more than 15. Pte Edward Francis Hawe from Mullinhane, Co Tipperary, died on September 20th, 1916.

Among the rows of war dead at Poelcapelle military cemetery in Flanders, there is one grave which is usually a riot of colour set against the neat whi(...)

John Condon, nephew of Private John Condon,  who is recorded as the youngest battle casualty of the First World War and was known as the Boy Soldier, at the unveiling of a monument to his uncle in Waterford today. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

Waterford today honoured its war dead when it unveiled a specially commissioned memorial to the youngest recorded casualty on the Allied side in the f(...)

Full list of candidates Even before the first salvoes were fired in this local election, Fine Gael lost a seat in the Taoiseach’s constituency.(...)

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