Flanders

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A meeting in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, to protest against the extension of conscription to Ireland. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

One hundred years ago the first World War ended and Ireland embarked on a course of action that led rapidly to the independent Irish State. After a re(...)

‘The word ‘Christmas’ no longers conveys the significance of the God who joined the human caravan and walked in our shoes,’ Catholic priest says

The word Christmas “has lost all meaning for believers,” Oblate priest and psychologist Fr Desmond O’Donnell. “The word ‘Christmas’ no longers convey(...)

Water test used at part of witchcraft trials in the 17th century. Illustration from Ludicium aquae (trial by water), 1613 edition

Society has always feared powerful women. Witches have been a feature of folklore right across the globe, from the troll-whisperers of Scandinavia, to(...)

A  photo taken in 1916  of a German U-boat. The well-preserved wreck of a U-boat sunk during the first World War  has been found off the Belgian coast. Photograph: Historial de Péronne/STR/AFP/Getty Images

The well-preserved wreck of a first World War German submarine, possibly still containing the bodies of its 23 crew members, has been found off the Be(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan with Cllr John King at the plaque unveiling   to commemorate the bravery of Lance-Sgt Jack Moyney VC,  in Rathdowney, Co Laois. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Protestants have been given direct assurance by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan that there will be “careful planning and most sensitive handling(...)

Chris Patten will speak about his recently released biography ‘First Confession: A Sort of Memoir’. Photograph: David Levenson/Bloomberg

The former governor of Hong Kong and British cabinet minister Chris Patten will be among the speakers at the Dublin Festival of History next month. M(...)

Bill Murphy, Tom Walsh and Edward Hanlon  at the proposed site for a first World War memorial in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

“Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,” wrote poet Laurence Binyon about those who died in the first World War, and now those from Midleton(...)

A memorial to Irish soldiers who died during the Battle of Passchendaele being unveiled near the village of Zonnebeke outside Ypres in Belgium. Photograph: Daphne Vangheluwe

A memorial to Irish soldiers who died during the Battle of Passchendaele has been unveiled on the spot in Belgium where hundreds were killed in 1(...)

Ledwidge was killed by a shell on July 31st, 1917, the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele while serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge has been described as a “critically important figure in the debates about cultural identity in Ireland”. Speaki(...)

An Post has issued a new stamp to commemorate the centenary of the death of Francis Ledwidge.

An Post has issued a stamp commemorating the centenary of the death of soldier and poet Francis Ledwidge recalling his status as the “blackbird of Sla(...)

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