Tom Kettle, Irish Patriot, Essayist, Poet and British Soldier, died 100 years ago on September 9th

It is 100 years since Lieut Tom Kettle was killed leading his men from the 9th Royal Dublin Fusiliers over the top during the Battle of Ginchy. He (...)

Noel Murphy  salutes during the playing of the National Anthem at  the State ceremony to commeorate the centenary of the Battle of The Somme in the National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

The words of Marshal Ferdinand Foch first uttered in the pages of The Irish Times echoed around Islandbridge as Ireland remembered those who died in t(...)