Willie Redmond

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A ceremony has taken place to remember the members of the Bar who were killed in the first World War. One in five Irish barristers who signed up to (...)

The magic, mystery and mayhem of the Coppers dance floor will rock the Alps this year in Livigno, Italy.

Island hopping in Croatia Go island-hopping and exploring the rocky coast of Croatia in a deluxe yacht. Just picture yourself island-(...)

Mary and John Green, great grandchildren of John Redmond, with photographs of Willie and John Redmond. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

There is a photograph in the Redmond family collection which may well be the last one taken of Major Willie Redmond MP. Redmond, who is wearing his (...)

Cheerful French troops on their way to the offensive in April 1917

Having suffered enormous casualties during the defence of Verdun and in the big offensives on the Somme, the political leaders and commanders of the A(...)

Detail of British sappers digging a communications trench to Messines Ridge. Photograph: Getty

Before any British offensive from the Ypres salient in 1917 could begin, the Wijtschate-Messines ridge at the southern end of the salient had to be ta(...)

Two nuns and three young girls at the grave of Maj  William Redmond in Locre, Belgium, during the first World War. Redmond was mortally wounded during the Battle of Messines. Photograph:: John Warwick Brooke/National Library of Scotland

On the road between Locre and Kemmel in southwest Flanders, where the land gently rises, there stands a solitary war grave. The grave of Major Willie (...)

Preparing to advance at Passchendaele, Flanders, 1917. Photograph from “Father Browne’s First World War” edited by by EE O’Donnell, published by Messenger Publications

A digital database of Ireland’s Memorial Records is located at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, Belgium. It can also be accessed online at imr.(...)

Prince Charles lays a wreath to the dead of the 1916 Easter Rising during a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin Ireland on Friday. Photograph:   Aidan Crawley/EPA

Prince Charles has laid wreaths in honour of the Irish and British people who died in the first and second World Wars and in the Easter Rising at Glas(...)

Tom Kettle, Irish patriot, essayist, poet and British soldier.

Lt Tom Kettle, B Company, 9th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was killed in action on September 9th, 1916, near the village of Ginchy in northern F(...)

Young people holding flowers, bouquets and cockades stand guard in front of the graves as they take part in a memorial ceremony at the Franco-British National Memorial in Thiepval near Albert, to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/Reuters

At the beginning of this year we considered how we might make a joint contribution to the centenary commemorations which would build our friendship an(...)

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