Crowds attend the ‘standing down’ ceremony for the Haunting Soldier, in St Stephens Green, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It was billed as the people’s farewell to the Haunting Soldier, the giant installation made of scrap metal which has galvanised many into remembrance (...)

Workmen clean the Hautings Soldier which in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

The first World War scrap metal sculpture, the Hauntings Soldier, installed in Dublin earlier this month, was vandalised in the early hours of Thursda(...)

‘Haunting Soldier’: Created in 2017 in Dorset, England, from bits of scrap metal, this monumental installation is temporarily located (as above) at St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Few art works associated with the first World War are as impressive as the Haunting Soldier. Created in 2017 in Dorset, England, from bits of scrap m(...)

Ciara Ní Cheallacháin’s installation ‘Fallen’ suspended from the ceiling of St Patrick’s Cathedral. Photo Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In the summer of 2014, just before the beginning of the centenary of the first World War, the tree of remembrance was installed in St Patrick’s Cathed(...)

 The war memorial at Islandbridge in Dublin. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

When Nurse Elizabeth O’Malley volunteered for the first World War she could hardly have guessed that, almost a century later, her grand-niece would ha(...)