The tombstone of John Parr, the first British soldier killed in World War I, on August 21st, 1914, at the Military Cemetery of Saint-Symphorien in Spiennes, Mons. Photograph: Benoit Doppagne/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins is to attend an official British commemoration for the start of the first World War at Mons in Belgium. He will be among (...)

John Condon, nephew of Private John Condon,  who is recorded as the youngest battle casualty of the First World War and was known as the Boy Soldier, at the unveiling of a monument to his uncle in Waterford today. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

Waterford today honoured its war dead when it unveiled a specially commissioned memorial to the youngest recorded casualty on the Allied side in the f(...)

The latest event in Glasnevin Cemetery forms part of a wider programme of ceremonies attended by UK and Irish Ministers to mark the first World War’s centenary and the associated decade of commemorations in Ireland, when events such as the 1916 Easter Rising against British rule will also be marked. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Minister for Heritage and the Northern Ireland Secretary will today jointly lay the foundation stone for a new monument in Dublin to comm(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron visit the grave of Irish MP Willie Redmond, who died in the first World War, in Heuvelland, Belgium, last month. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

British commemorations of the first World War will reflect the reality that some 200,000 Irishmen fought and at least 30,000 died in the conflict, Dr (...)

Drawing fire: a Royal Irish Fusilier at Gallipoli tries to entice a Turkish sniper to reveal his position. Photograph: Lt Ernest Brooks/IWM/Getty

Since the opening of the Island of Ireland Peace Park, at Messines, in Belgium, in 1998, successive Irish governments have sought to right historical (...)

British soldiers in the trenches during the first World War. File Photograph: Getty Images

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the first World War and with it comes four years of commemorations. The war began with the assas(...)

Library filer dated 11/05/1916 of a view of Sackville Street (O’Connell St) and the River Liffey at Eden Quay in Dublin, showing the devastation wrought during the Easter Rising. Celebrations will mark the event’s 90th anniversary today. Photograph: PA

The military pension records of those who fought in the Easter Rising and War of Independence will be made available to the public later this month. S(...)

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