Flanders

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Breandán Kearney with Franklin Verdonck of Siphon Brewing. Photograph: Sophie Callewaert

It was a dark winter’s day in West Flanders in 2013 when Breandán Kearney was drowning his sorrows in a train station bar. It had been a month since h(...)

All Quiet on the Western Front: from the film of the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

For some years after the end of the first World War, the memoirs of generals and statesmen dominated publication about it – none more prominently than(...)

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(...)

Kyna Rushe, special educational needs  co-ordinator at Naul National School, Naul, Co. Dublin, with left-handed students Alannah, Róisín, Aaron, JP, Heather, Harry and Jack. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Ciotóg, claw hand, wrong hand – historically left-handedness was seen as a curse. The word “left” has long been associated with wrongness or devianc(...)

A new memorial to the Irish who fought at Passchendaele and to the Jesuit priest and army chaplain Fr Willie Doyle SJ has been unveiled. UK ambassado(...)

German soldiers on the offensive. Photograph: Neurdein/Roger Viollet/Getty

At 4.40am on the morning of March 21st, 1918, three German armies unleashed 6,473 heavy guns and 3,532 trench mortars upon 50 miles of the Western Fro(...)

  Competitors cycling across cobble stones during the   116th Paris-Roubaix one-day classic on Sunday. Photograph:  Getty Images

The death of young Belgian Michael Goolaerts following a crash in Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix reminds us of the price that can be paid for our pleasure. Fi(...)

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-(...)

‘The Creator of Europe, ” Karel Capek wrote in the 1920s, “made her small and even split her up into little parts, so that our hearts could find joy n(...)

Paddy Harte TD at Leinster House in 1996.

This year marks the centenary of the Armistice and also the 20th anniversary of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders. From conception to ope(...)

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