Wreaths are thrown overboard during the commemoration that took place in Belfast on HMS Caroline on the centenary of the Battle of Jutland:  some 350 Irish sailors were lost  in that terrible event which remains the biggest clash between battleships in history. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Irish sailors killed in the first World War were remembered on Tuesday in conditions quite unlike those they experienced at sea in those tumultuous ye(...)

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‘Reflecting a weariness on the part of north Americans towards the waves of distressed humanity generated by the Famine in Ireland’

He was just nine and his sister all of 10 years old when they boarded the Liverpool ship. Imagine the mind-state of Dick and Honora Dowling as (...)