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#WWI

# wwi - Last month November 2022

Taoiseach wears 'shamrock poppy' at British-Irish summit, says it's right to honour those who died
# Remembrance Day
# Remembrance Day

Taoiseach wears 'shamrock poppy' at British-Irish summit, says it's right to honour those who died

Nov 11th 2022, 2:31 PM 36,417 Views 48 Comments

Taoiseach says wearing a poppy is not as controversial as some might suggest.

# wwi - All time

Forgotten by whom? The memory of World War I in Ireland
# Armistice Day
# Armistice Day

Forgotten by whom? The memory of World War I in Ireland

Nov 10th 2018, 4:20 PM 16,943 Views 49 Comments

The war was never forgotten among those who had fought it or those who lost loved ones, writes historian Donal Fallon.

Macron seeks to defuse tensions after Trump blasted his proposals for a European army
# Best Of Friends
# Best Of Friends

Macron seeks to defuse tensions after Trump blasted his proposals for a European army

Nov 10th 2018, 1:20 PM 18,395 Views 55 Comments

The two leaders held talks ahead of World War I commemorations this weekend.

Calls to move Presidential Inauguration date as it will clash with Armistice Day memorial
# Centenary
# Centenary

Calls to move Presidential Inauguration date as it will clash with Armistice Day memorial

Aug 29th 2018, 6:06 PM 12,184 Views 47 Comments

Labour and Sinn Féin said the date should be changed.

Poll: Would you wear a poppy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you wear a poppy?

Nov 11th 2015, 9:37 AM 33,515 Views 247 Comments

You might see a few around to mark Armistice Day.

These are the incredible armoured trains of World War I and World War II
# Trains
# Trains

These are the incredible armoured trains of World War I and World War II

Oct 25th 2015, 6:00 PM 21,797 Views 28 Comments

Forgotten war machines.

The Sainsbury's Christmas ad is even more heartbreaking than the John Lewis one
# Christmas Truce
From The Daily Edge
# Christmas Truce

The Sainsbury's Christmas ad is even more heartbreaking than the John Lewis one

Nov 13th 2014, 9:12 AM 22,081 Views 34 Comments

Just when you thought Christmas ads couldn’t get any more emotional.

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 21,553 Views 8 Comments

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

Poignant 1914 newspaper turns Irish clocks back to WWI
# War On Paper
# War On Paper

Poignant 1914 newspaper turns Irish clocks back to WWI

Aug 5th 2014, 11:16 AM 12,948 Views 16 Comments

The Flanders Fields told the tale of Irish people’s involvement in the Great 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.

A 'sunlit picture of hell': War poet Siegfried Sassoon's WWI diaries published online
# The Great War
# The Great War

A 'sunlit picture of hell': War poet Siegfried Sassoon's WWI diaries published online

Aug 1st 2014, 6:22 PM 8,127 Views 13 Comments

The Cambridge University Library digitised archive shows how Sassoon documented his experiences of the First World War in sketches and poetry.

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.

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict
# WWI
# WWI

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict

Jul 28th 2014, 9:51 PM 16,467 Views 22 Comments

Gif shows scope of the Great War which claimed over 37 million lives.

100 years since the double assassination which sparked WWI
# WWI
# WWI

100 years since the double assassination which sparked WWI

Jun 28th 2014, 10:15 AM 14,671 Views 46 Comments

Controversy and debate continue over the character of Gavrilo Princip, the man who shot the Austro-Hungarian heir.

Opinion: I became a long-distance walker at 70 and have now covered thousands of miles
# Peace
# Peace

Opinion: I became a long-distance walker at 70 and have now covered thousands of miles

May 5th 2014, 7:00 AM 450 Views 18 Comments

After my wife died of cancer in 2007, I wanted to raise much-needed funds for Cancer Treatment and Research. This summer, I will walk in support of European peace.

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us
# Irish Soldiers
# Irish Soldiers

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us

Apr 19th 2014, 7:00 PM 648 Views 125 Comments

The 140,000 Irishmen who enlisted during WWI marched under a British flag, but their reasons for enlisting to fight against Germany were varied and many.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# The 9 At 9
# The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Jan 11th 2014, 8:54 AM 7,446 Views 0 Comments

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

Death records of 49,000 Irish in WWI now available online
# World War I
# World War I

Death records of 49,000 Irish in WWI now available online

Jan 11th 2014, 8:15 AM 12,717 Views 33 Comments

The Tánaiste says that the ambitious project will help to improve Anglo-Irish relations.

German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College
# WWI
# WWI

German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College

Jul 21st 2013, 9:15 AM 11,401 Views 19 Comments

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.”

French, German leaders seek unity to fete 50 years' ties
# Treaty
# Treaty

French, German leaders seek unity to fete 50 years' ties

Jan 22nd 2013, 9:00 AM 2,412 Views 2 Comments

The two countries sought to paper-over tensions from the euro crisis when their leaders kicked off events marking 50 years of post-war reconciliation.

David Meyler defends James McClean's poppy decision
# Iregre
From The42
# Iregre

David Meyler defends James McClean's poppy decision

Nov 13th 2012, 12:30 PM 12,683 Views 74 Comments

“James is James. James is his own man and I respect his decision,” said the on-loan Hull midfielder.

Column: ‘Surely it’s time Ireland embraced the memorial poppy’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Surely it’s time Ireland embraced the memorial poppy’

Nov 11th 2012, 8:15 AM 202 Views 139 Comments

It’s not about choosing sides – Ireland should lose its timidity and commemorate fallen Irish soldiers, writes David McCann.

A snapshot of the Irish in World War I
# Tearjerker
# Tearjerker

A snapshot of the Irish in World War I

Nov 10th 2012, 8:45 AM 12,799 Views 17 Comments

The National Archives has digitised the wills of 9,000 soldiers killed in action during the Great War.

It's a long, long way to Tipperary: inspiring peace, not war
# Tipperary
From The Daily Edge
# Tipperary

It's a long, long way to Tipperary: inspiring peace, not war

Jul 5th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,982 Views 12 Comments

The annual Tipperary Peace Convention takes place this week as the song which inspired it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

See the posters that lured the 'Lost Generation' to war
# WWI
# WWI

See the posters that lured the 'Lost Generation' to war

Apr 22nd 2012, 3:42 PM 5,139 Views 12 Comments

A selection from the Library of Congress’ 1914-1920 collection.

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.

Slideshow: Irish World War I recruitment posters
# World War I
# World War I

Slideshow: Irish World War I recruitment posters

Mar 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 11,945 Views 7 Comments

National Library of Ireland’s archive shows the emotional, moral and practical pressure put on Irish men to join the ranks in the ‘Great War’.

WWI-era grenade discovered in Leitrim garden
# Explosives
# Explosives

WWI-era grenade discovered in Leitrim garden

Mar 15th 2012, 9:43 AM 2,504 Views 4 Comments

The grenade had to be destroyed in a controlled explosion.

Sarkozy calls for new legislation on 'Armenian genocide denial'
# France
# France

Sarkozy calls for new legislation on 'Armenian genocide denial'

Feb 29th 2012, 3:17 PM 1,248 Views 7 Comments

Recent legislation relating to the deaths of thousands of Armenians in WWI was struck down yesterday by France’s Constitutional Court.

Preserved remains of 21 German WWI soldiers found in France
# WWI
# WWI

Preserved remains of 21 German WWI soldiers found in France

Feb 11th 2012, 1:23 PM 9,472 Views 23 Comments

The discovery has been likened to Pompeii because of the preservation and the positions of the bodies.

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.

French senators approve draft of Armenian 'genocide-denial' bill
# France
# France

French senators approve draft of Armenian 'genocide-denial' bill

Jan 25th 2012, 3:58 PM 1,511 Views 6 Comments

Turkey has reacted angrily to France’s moves to criminalise the act of denying that the mass killings of Armenians during WWI was genocide.

Fighting talk: America's WWI-era posters
# WWI Posters
# WWI Posters

Fighting talk: America's WWI-era posters

Jan 16th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,438 Views 3 Comments

Gallery: From recruitment drives to war relief efforts – a selection of First World War posters archived in the Library of Congress.

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?

Last WWI combat veteran dies in Australia aged 110
# Veteran
# Veteran

Last WWI combat veteran dies in Australia aged 110

May 5th 2011, 2:34 PM 1,203 Views 0 Comments

Claude Choules lied about his age to join the British Royal Navy at the height of World War I – but, despite the fame his military service brought him, he became a pacifist in later life and refused to glorify war.

Second cross-border service held
# Remembrance
# Remembrance

Second cross-border service held

Nov 14th 2010, 1:58 PM 196 Views 0 Comments

A second cross-border remembrance service will be held on Sunday.