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Taoiseach wears 'shamrock poppy' at British-Irish summit, says it's right to honour those who died
Taoiseach says wearing a poppy is not as controversial as some might suggest.
All time
Forgotten by whom? The memory of World War I in Ireland
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
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
Labour and Sinn Féin said the date should be changed.
Poll: Would you wear a poppy?
You might see a few around to mark Armistice Day.
These are the incredible armoured trains of World War I and World War II
Forgotten war machines.
The Sainsbury's Christmas ad is even more heartbreaking than the John Lewis one
Just when you thought Christmas ads couldn’t get any more emotional.
Irish soldiers in the Great War: Tracing your family history in WWI
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
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
The ultimate cost of war.
A 'sunlit picture of hell': War poet Siegfried Sassoon's WWI diaries published online
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
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
Gif shows scope of the Great War which claimed over 37 million lives.
100 years since the double assassination which sparked WWI
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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’
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
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
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
A selection from the Library of Congress’ 1914-1920 collection.
World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia
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
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
The grenade had to be destroyed in a controlled explosion.
Sarkozy calls for new legislation on 'Armenian genocide denial'
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
The discovery has been likened to Pompeii because of the preservation and the positions of the bodies.
Last known WWI veteran dies aged 110
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
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
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?
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
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
A second cross-border remembrance service will be held on Sunday.