Martin O’Meara: “This man has been responsible for the evacuation of at least 20 men under conditions that are indescribable”

In November 1918, Martin O’Meara arrived back in Australia as a hero, promptly had a nervous breakdown and spent the rest of his life in mental instit(...)

Gerry Crozier from Finglas, who fought in the Korean War with the British Army’s Second Royal Tank Regiment  B squadron, at Glasnevin Trust Armistice Day commemorations at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Wreaths have been laid at the Cross of Sacrifice in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, to remember the thousands of Irish men and women who died fighting in (...)

John Teteris from Athenry, Co Galway, pictured during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Grangegorman Military Cemetry in April. An academic has counted 5,774 Irishmen who served in the Australian Imperial Force  and 860 who died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 6,000 Irishmen served in the Australian forces in the first World War and nearly 900 were killed, a conference will hear this week. Professor J(...)