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Troops of the Tyneside Irish regiment one minute after zero hour on July 1st, 1916, the first day of the battle of the Somme. Photograph Art Archive/Imperial War Museum

Addison Arthur Lieutenant Colonel (49) Originally from Dublin, Addison was one of the most senior officers to be killed on the first day of the Bat(...)

German prisoners help to carry British wounded back to their trenches after an attack by the 14th (Irish) Corps on Bavarian units holding Ginchy during the Battle of the Somme.

We are commemorating the centenary of two deeply interrelated episodes in Irish history: two events that unfolded in the same wider context of a Europ(...)

The HMS ‘Queen Mary’ explodes during the Battle of Jutland. Arthur Kidney from Barryroe died when the ship went down. Image: Ohne Angabe/Wikimedia Commons

One hundred years on, two west Cork communities has marked one of its darkest days when six men from the area perished in the Battle of Jutland. Six (...)

Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin. There are 613 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war including soldiers killed during the Rising

As many as 125 soldiers of the British army died during the Easter Rising. They came from every part of Ireland, as well as England, Wales, Scotland a(...)

 Chris Reddin at the grave of his Offaly soldier. Photo: Gerry Moore

I teach history in St Columba’s Comprehensive School in Glenties, Co Donegal, and am the founder and director of a project called “My Adopted Soldier”(...)

 The Remembrance Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Last week I was asked whether I was British. It wasn’t a question. It was an accusation, levelled at me during a discussion on 1916, which I said was (...)

All 485 people killed in  the Easter Rising  will be remembered at an  inter-faith service in Glasnevin Cemetery (above) on Sunday next, April 3rd. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

All 485 people killed during the Easter Rising, including British soldiers and policemen, will be remembered at a special inter-faith service in Glasn(...)

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