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# bomb de terre
A German WWI hand grenade from a French trench ended up in a Hong Kong crisp factory
The grenade was then detonated by police.
# Armistice 100
Irish leaders mark Armistice Day at events in Ireland, Britain and France
President-elect Michael D Higgins delayed his inauguration to take part in an event
# armistice day
Quiz: How well do you know World War One?
Armistice Day will be marked tomorrow, 100 years on from the cessation of hostilities.
# Ennis
World War I memorial in Clare vandalised by 'spineless coward'
The memorial which came about after a number of years of fundraising is worth about €70,000.
# Donald Trump
Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump
The US President will visit Europe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
# rms leinster
'Devastation on both sides of the Atlantic': 100 years on from Ireland's worst maritime disaster
More than 500 people died when the RMS Leinster was sunk by three torpedoes in 1918.
# world war 1
It's been 100 years since two Dublin ships were torpedoed just before Christmas
36 people died in two separate attacks just 10 days before Christmas in December 1917.
# rms leinster
Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold
Over 500 people were killed when the boat sank, just a month before the First World War ended.
# dublin docks
A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin
Of the 36 people who died in the bombings, only four bodies were found.
# mother of all bombs
Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago
In December 1917 a ship detonated in Nova Scotia, unleashing a blast equivalent to about 3,000 tonnes of TNT.
# France
President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial
The battle began on 1 July 1916.
# the uk wants you
Check out this fascinating World War I recruitment poster targeting Irish men
“Is Germany going to treat Ireland differently from Poland?”
# Interview
Here’s why women’s soccer in Ireland was much more popular in the 1920s
David Toms discusses a memorable occasion in 1927 featuring a Dublin selection and Scotland at Milltown.
# recovered voices
In photos: The Irish women who made bombs during World War 1
In September of 1917 a factory in Arklow blew up and killed 27 people.
# over to you
Our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2014
And the most popular ones on Twitter too.
# world war 1
Christmas truce: How football on the front was used by soldiers on all sides
New photos published by the Open University show how soldiers played football throughout the war.
# Great War
These are the real-life stories of Ireland's World War I fighters
The new NLI exhibition features letters from those who served in the war.
# Ceremony
'The Irish men and women who died in World War 1 deserve to be remembered'
A remembrance ceremony was held this afternoon in Glasnevin Cemetery.
# technicolour
World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches
The Open University has ‘colourised’ some photos from the time.
# Soldiers
WWI recruitment posters feature on new An Post stamps
The two commemorative stamps are to mark the centenary of World War One.
Do you have any letters or mementos from World War 1? Experts want a look
The World War 1 Roadshow ‘Europe Goes to War, Ireland’s Part’ is on at Trinity College next Saturday.
# in memoriam
Lest we forget: Taoiseach and other leaders mark 100 years since World War I
Leaders will meet at Ypres in Belgium, which was destroyed in World War I.
# Memorial Service
Did someone in your family survive World War I?
A memorial service will be held next weekend, organised by a group collating the names of all those Irish who survived the war.
# world war I
Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history?
No? One Labour TD believes that more should be done to commemorate Redmond, an East Clare MP who died in World War I.
German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College
New radio doc explores life in Templemore for prisoners during WWI: “Prisoners were free to walk to Mass every Sunday and could purchase cigarettes and chocolate.”