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Commemorations in Ireland and abroad mark centenary of the end of World War I
# Armistice Day
# Armistice Day

Commemorations in Ireland and abroad mark centenary of the end of World War I

Updated Nov 11th 2018, 4:30 PM 23,542 Views 104 Comments

The First World War officially ended at 11am on 11 November 1918.

Remembering World War I: The Hauntings Soldier keeps watch at St Stephen's Green
# Armistice Day
# Armistice Day

Remembering World War I: The Hauntings Soldier keeps watch at St Stephen's Green

Nov 11th 2018, 10:50 AM 16,399 Views 24 Comments

Events are taking place this morning to mark the moment the guns fell silent.

'2 more weeks and he'd be back with other survivors with scarred lungs, stumped limbs or a shattered sanity'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'2 more weeks and he'd be back with other survivors with scarred lungs, stumped limbs or a shattered sanity'

Nov 11th 2018, 7:30 AM 17,992 Views 12 Comments

Remembering our war dead means reminding ourselves who and what made them war dead and to despise their modern-day equivalents, writes Tom Farrell.

Quiz: How well do you know World War One?
# Armistice Day
# Armistice Day

Quiz: How well do you know World War One?

Nov 10th 2018, 9:00 PM 42,531 Views 33 Comments

Armistice Day will be marked tomorrow, 100 years on from the cessation of hostilities.

As we approach the centenary of Armistice Day, here's why I'm asking Irish politicians to wear a Shamrock Poppy
# Frank Feighan
# Frank Feighan

As we approach the centenary of Armistice Day, here's why I'm asking Irish politicians to wear a Shamrock Poppy

Nov 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 41,656 Views 174 Comments

It’s time to stop airbrushing the Irish soldiers who died in World War I out of our history, writes Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan.

Irish people are divided on whether their politicians should wear the poppy
# Armistice Day
# Armistice Day

Irish people are divided on whether their politicians should wear the poppy

Nov 5th 2018, 11:36 PM 28,011 Views 72 Comments

In a survey for the Claire Byrne Show, one in five people said they didn’t know whether elected officials should wear it.

Higgins asks for inauguration to be moved to evening in light of Armistice events
# 11 November
# 11 November

Higgins asks for inauguration to be moved to evening in light of Armistice events

Nov 2nd 2018, 1:51 PM 23,492 Views 39 Comments

The ceremony is due to take place on Sunday 11 November.

Commemorative events to take place to remember 500 people killed in sinking of RMS Leinster
# Maritime Disaster
# Maritime Disaster

Commemorative events to take place to remember 500 people killed in sinking of RMS Leinster

Oct 10th 2018, 8:43 AM 13,136 Views 19 Comments

The vessel was torpedoed 100 years ago today.

'A terrible loss': How Ireland plans to mark its worst maritime disaster
# Rms Leinster
# Rms Leinster

'A terrible loss': How Ireland plans to mark its worst maritime disaster

Oct 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 26,238 Views 10 Comments

The ship was torpedoed by a German submarine on 10 October 1918.

Watch: 102-year-old Man City supporter becomes Premier League's oldest mascot
# Young At Heart
From The42
# Young At Heart

Watch: 102-year-old Man City supporter becomes Premier League's oldest mascot

Sep 16th 2018, 8:55 PM 6,142 Views 2 Comments

“Pep said hello to me and I said thank you for all you’ve done for this team,” Vera told the BBC.

Leo Varadkar was wearing a 'shamrock poppy' in the Dáil today
# World War One
# World War One

Leo Varadkar was wearing a 'shamrock poppy' in the Dáil today

Nov 7th 2017, 3:17 PM 97,132 Views 262 Comments

Around 35,000 Irish died during World War One, which is being remembered this month.

100 years on, victims of naval vessel which sank off Donegal remembered
# Ss Laurentic
# Ss Laurentic

100 years on, victims of naval vessel which sank off Donegal remembered

Jan 29th 2017, 7:10 AM 12,703 Views 8 Comments

The ship sank on 25 January 1917, killing 354 of the people on board.

'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football'
# Issue
# Issue

'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football'

Dec 30th 2016, 11:00 PM 9,516 Views 38 Comments

Hope Powell writes about the slow progress of women’s football in her recently released book.

'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football'
# Issue
From The42
# Issue

'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football'

Dec 28th 2016, 9:00 PM 3,173 Views 1 Comment

Hope Powell writes about the slow progress of women’s football in her recently released book.

Clare schoolkids close in on solving mystery of Irish soldier who died in WW1
# Edward Lynch
# Edward Lynch

Clare schoolkids close in on solving mystery of Irish soldier who died in WW1

Dec 17th 2016, 7:00 AM 10,287 Views 6 Comments

The sixth class at Parteen National School in Clare are trying to track down the soldier’s family.

Ireland's World War One war dead are remembered on Armistice Day
# Poppy Day
# Poppy Day

Ireland's World War One war dead are remembered on Armistice Day

Nov 11th 2016, 2:40 PM 9,675 Views 72 Comments

About 50,000 Irish men fought and died during the war.

'Heaps of wounded and dead. Showers of dust and earth and lead. Deafening explosions and blinding smoke'
# World War One
# World War One

'Heaps of wounded and dead. Showers of dust and earth and lead. Deafening explosions and blinding smoke'

Jul 2nd 2016, 8:15 AM 8,629 Views 53 Comments

More than 3,500 Irish soldiers perished in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938
# Ww1
# Ww1

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938

Nov 11th 2015, 9:55 AM 21,027 Views 91 Comments

Patrick, from Dún Laoghaire, was one of the 49,000 Irish men that was killed in World War I.

These amazing colourised photographs bring World War I to life
# The Great War
# The Great War

These amazing colourised photographs bring World War I to life

Aug 2nd 2015, 7:00 PM 31,307 Views 48 Comments

The ‘war to end all wars’ up close.

In photos: The impressive poppy display at Tower of London is being dismantled
# Seas Of Red
# Seas Of Red

In photos: The impressive poppy display at Tower of London is being dismantled

Nov 12th 2014, 2:23 PM 13,233 Views 28 Comments

All 888,246 flowers.

Labour TD sparks another row over Home Rule and WWI - this time it's about stamps
# Going Postal
# Going Postal

Labour TD sparks another row over Home Rule and WWI - this time it's about stamps

Aug 15th 2014, 6:15 AM 11,269 Views 76 Comments

And John Bruton’s getting involved…

Irish soldiers in the Great War: Tracing your family history in WWI
# Rememberance
# Rememberance

Irish soldiers in the Great War: Tracing your family history in WWI

Aug 9th 2014, 5:00 PM 21,550 Views 8 Comments

Readers share their family links to the Great War with some tips on how to begin your search.

Vox Pop: Should we be commemorating the centenary of World War I?
# Lessons Learned
# Lessons Learned

Vox Pop: Should we be commemorating the centenary of World War I?

Aug 9th 2014, 10:00 AM 6,583 Views 53 Comments

We asked the public for their view on the marking of the centenary.

"They died for nothing": WW1 'revisionism' criticised
# World War One
# World War One

"They died for nothing": WW1 'revisionism' criticised

Aug 6th 2014, 6:45 AM 13,554 Views 90 Comments

The Irish Anti-War movement have criticised ‘idealised’ versions of the First World War.

Casualties of the Great War: Final images of loved ones lost
# In Photos
# In Photos

Casualties of the Great War: Final images of loved ones lost

Aug 2nd 2014, 5:30 PM 9,882 Views 60 Comments

The ultimate cost of war.

Extract: Imperial ideas and imperial dreams – the cost of vanity during the Great War
# WWI
# WWI

Extract: Imperial ideas and imperial dreams – the cost of vanity during the Great War

Aug 1st 2014, 1:00 PM 117 Views 61 Comments

World War I was a conflict of cultures but also an expression of social values, as the intense involvement of the educated classes showed.

President Higgins to attend WWI commemorations in Belgium
# Soldiers
# Soldiers

President Higgins to attend WWI commemorations in Belgium

Jul 31st 2014, 7:15 AM 3,421 Views 8 Comments

The president will travel to Belgium for World War One commemoration ceremonies in Liege and Mons in Belgium on Sunday.

Column: 'Hell is Coming' - fragments of horror from World War One
# World War One
# World War One

Column: 'Hell is Coming' - fragments of horror from World War One

Jul 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 977 Views 24 Comments

One hundred years ago today, a conflict broke out that would change the world forever.

Today marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War
# To War
# To War

Today marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War

Jul 28th 2014, 6:30 AM 31,817 Views 27 Comments

Within a week all the European superpowers were locked in conflict.

Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history?
# World War I
# World War I

Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history?

Jan 5th 2014, 8:00 AM 11,009 Views 43 Comments

No? One Labour TD believes that more should be done to commemorate Redmond, an East Clare MP who died in World War I.

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII
# WWII
# WWII

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII

Nov 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 11,123 Views 83 Comments

The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.

Extract: The story of an Irishman in WW II: Richard Todd – actor and soldier
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: The story of an Irishman in WW II: Richard Todd – actor and soldier

Nov 11th 2012, 1:00 PM 1,891 Views 8 Comments

Neil Richardson’s book tells the story of Irishman Richard Todd, one of the first men on banks of Normandy, who went on to be nominated for an Oscar.

World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia
# WWI
# WWI

World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia

Mar 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,671 Views 1 Comment

Call for public to find old documents, photographs etc. relating to ‘The Great War’ – they will be scanned and recorded on a pan-European website.

Last known WWI veteran dies aged 110
# WWI Veteran
# WWI Veteran

Last known WWI veteran dies aged 110

Feb 7th 2012, 9:51 PM 5,501 Views 22 Comments

Florence Green, who served with the RAF as a waitress on an air base, was the last known survivor of the conflict.

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?

Nov 11th 2011, 11:17 AM 11,767 Views 201 Comments

More than 50,000 Irish people died in the First and Second World Wars. Should we wear the poppy to commemorate them?