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For John Redmond, the Irish Convention represented the final hope of rescuing some form of agreed Home Rule while the war continued. But he died a broken man in March 1918, a month before the convention produced its split report.

Tuesday marks the centenary of the inauguration of the Irish Convention, convened in Regent House in Trinity College Dublin to attempt to thrash out a(...)

Francis Ledwidge: faced the dilemma of taking up arms against England for his country’s freedom or with England against a common enemy. Photograph: Bain Collection/ Library of Congress

In you, our dead enigma, all the strains Criss-cross in useless equilibrium – (In memoriam Francis Ledwidge) In these lines Seamus Heaney catches the(...)

In the wake of their costly participation in the Somme campaign, the two Irish infantry divisions that had served so far in France were moved north to(...)

British stretcher bearers carry a wounded soldier in the clinging mud of Passchendaele. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

By the summer of the third year of the Great War, human despair had emerged as a common enemy. The Third Battle of Ypres, now more widely referred to (...)

 George Bernard Shaw on a visit in Los Angeles answering questions from the American journalists around him. Photograph:  Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

As we contend with the seeming war against the free press that certain American politicians have embarked on, it might be prudent to revisit George Be(...)

Lieutenant William Frederick MacHutchison: 99 years later, his last resting place has been identified

For almost 100 years Dublin-born soldier Lieutenant William Frederick MacHutchison was one of the missing of the first World War. On Wednesday a new h(...)

MacHutchison was one of 526,816 British army soldiers who died in the war and have no known grave. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Like so many parents, John and Jane MacHutchison endured the double agony of not only losing a son in the first World War, but also having no place to(...)

 Geoff Barry and Ken Doyle of the  Royal British Legion were standard bearers during the Remembrance Sunday service at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The 1916 Rising had been commemorated in an “inclusive and sensitive way’’ when compared to events in 1966, Dr Houston McKelvey, honorary chaplain to (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin pictured at  Kilmainham Gaol last Sunday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has described Kilmainham Gaol as “a monument to the spiritual strength and the faith of the men and (...)

Cathal Mahon and Helen Vickers in Istanbul: ‘After the first bombings happened last year, I was very skittish about being here, but now I find it easier. Day-to-day I don’t feel threatened.’

While Turkey could well be perceived as dangerous and unstable right now, two Irish teachers from Co Kildare, 27-seven-year Cathal Mahon and his girl(...)

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