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On February 22nd, 1919, Sean T Ó Ceallaigh wrote a letter to French premier Georges Clemenceau from the Grand Hotel on Boulevard des Capuchines in Par(...)

Painting of the first Dáil by Norman Teeling. Countesy of the Oriel Gallery theoriel.com

January 21st, 2019 marks the centenary of the first meeting of Dáil Éireann, a landmark event in the evolution of an independent Ireland. The 1918 gen(...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

Michael MacWhite: flair for dramatic gestures. Photograph: Courtesy of irishmeninparis.org

When the Paris Peace Conference got under way 100 years ago today, independence-seeking Ireland, like most small nations, was not represented. There w(...)

(Original Caption) 'Germany: World War I Armistice: Officers celebrate at captured German canteen.' In reality, the industrial nature of the slaughter destroyed all the notions of individual heroism and chivalry.

It was the greatest silence in all of history. On the western front, the British and Americans were using sound waves transferred on to film to give v(...)

Pamela O’Reilly from New Zealand rembered her Grandfather George Robinson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Relatives of those who were on the RMS Leinster when it was sunk by a German submarine 100 years ago have visited the site of the sinking. The mail b(...)

 Spike Lee   at the premiere  of his new film ‘BlacKkKlansman’   in   California. “I hope that this film can give some little extra push or touch or anything to get people to register to vote.” Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Spike Lee furrows his brow, peers across the table and asks: “How old was Kurosawa when he stopped making films?” On the spot, I don’t have an exact (...)

US president Woodrow Wilson set up the Committee on Public Information after the US declared war on Germany in April 1917.

A surprising upsurge in the recruitment of the Irish in the last months of the first World War may have been down to American propaganda, it has been (...)

 A car  is driven into  protesters demonstrating against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on  August 12th, 2017.  One woman, Heather Heyer, died and  19 were  injured. Photograph: AP

Less than three hours' drive southwest of Washington DC, the highway reaches the small city of Charlottesville. Located in the heart of Virginia near(...)

An American policeman wears a ‘Flu Mask’ to protect himself from the outbreak of Spanish flu following the first World War. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

When a major new epidemic of disease appeared in east Ulster and north Leinster in the early summer of 1918, Irish newspapers initially flagged it as (...)

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