GK Chesterton: rallied to his country’s side

Reading contemporary reports of the RMS Leinster disaster, which happened 100 years ago last Wednesday, it’s striking how the outcome of the first Wor(...)

 George Bernard Shaw on a visit in Los Angeles answering questions from the American journalists around him. Photograph:  Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

As we contend with the seeming war against the free press that certain American politicians have embarked on, it might be prudent to revisit George Be(...)

Det Sgt Matthew McLoughlin from Ballycommin, Co Tipperary, was Kitchener’s personal protection officer when the HMS Hampshire hit a mine and sank on June 5th, 1916

The Metropolitan Police in London has issued an appeal to find relatives of an Irish man who drowned with Lord Kitchener 100 years ago. Det Sgt Matt(...)

Men of Royal Irish Rifles resting in a communication trench during the opening hours of the Battle of the Somme, July 1st 1916. Photograph: Royal Engineers no 1 Printing Company/IWM via Getty Images.

In late 1915, Allied leaders met to decide their strategy for the following year. It had been a year of disappointments characterised by high casualti(...)

If the dead could speak they would point their skeletal fingers at the rather corpulent figure who sent them to their doom. The Sinn Féin propaganda l(...)

British troops advancing at Gallipoli on August 6th, 1915. Amongst the dead, injured and missing of the ill-fated campaign were thousands of Irishmen. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

By the end of 1914, conflict on the Western Front had reached military stalemate. British High Command sought for a new campaign. A plan was hatched t(...)

An Post has unveiled two stamps to mark the centenary of the first World War. Both feature well-known recruitment posters from the time. The first fea(...)

London Calling: Soul II Soul outside their first shop in Camden, north London. Image courtesy of Jazzie B

So what does London sound like? In the case of Lloyd Bradley and his book Sounds Like London, which charts 100 years of black music in the English cap(...)