Irish Brigade

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Dead soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The men of the Irish 69th Pennsylvanians stopped the Confederate advance. Photograph: Timothy H O’Sullivan/Getty Images

Be wary of historians or writers who paint ethnic stereotypes. In a recent article in The Irish Times Brian Boyd cited events in Irish-American histor(...)

An Australian flag at a memorial to the first World War. The grievances of Australian farmers over commodity prices paid during the war were such that the country’s governor-general  warned “rebel Irish and syndicalists” would come to power. File photograph: Getty Images

The British feared the Irish in Australia would take over during the first World War and install a hostile government, a conference on the Easter Risi(...)

The Air Corp performs a fly past during a ceremony at Banna Strand in Co Kerry to mark the centenary of the capture of Sir Roger Casement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Thousands of people have attended a commemoration marking 100 years to the day since Roger Casement landed at Banna Strand in Co Kerry from a German s(...)

Roger Casement: had unsuccessfully attempted to raise an Irish Brigade in 1915.

March 11th, 1916 The fate of the Irish prisoners at Limburg was exercising the attentions of the central advisory committee of the Royal Dublin Fusili(...)

Aftermath of the 1916 Rising via a postcard sent to a relative in England

The result of one of the most successful crowdsourcing projects ever conducted in Ireland is now public with the launch of the Letters of 1916: A Year(...)

Sir Jack Leslie (97), whose uncle, Capt Norman Leslie, was killed in the first World War, viewing the exhibition at the National Library. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Long before his contemporary namesake earned his uncompromising reputation, the name of Michael O’Leary was synonymous with belligerence. Cork-born(...)

German soldiers leaving Munich for Paris, 1914. (Photo Agence Rol Bibliothèque nationale de France, dpt. des Estampes et de la photographie)

A field of lush grass and a 3m-high Celtic high-cross in the German countryside are the last clues to a sad chapter of Irish history. A century ago th(...)

Voltaire: died happy knowing that in this case justice had triumphed

As Voltaire lay on his deathbed in 1778 he received two letters, one of which pleased him and one of which did not. The latter was from Abbé Ga(...)

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