The epic battle for the bridge at Arnhem, as depicted in the blockbuster 'A Bridge Too Far', saw the Allies aim to end the war by Christmas 1944, but failed as a huge airborne assault force failed to take the last bridge across the Rhine. In an extract from his latest book 'A Bloody Week',tells the story of one of the hundreds of brave men from Ireland who gave their all to the Allied campaign
Sat, 21 Sep, 2019
A book lent to me before the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII on September 1 was Dark Times, Decent Men: Stories of Irishmen in World War II. They from the North and South of Ireland and were in the British army, navy and the RAF and armies and merchant navies of the USA, Canada, Australia etc.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2019
As plans are being finalised to commemorate the 40th anniversary Fastnet Race disaster, one of the competitors in the race has spoken about how he thought he was going to die in the storm, which claimed the life of 19 yachtsmen.
Sat, 10 Aug, 2019
A special ceremony will take place today at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, to honour a Victoria Cross winner who pioneered aerial warfare tactics, shooting down 61 enemy planes — making him the fifth most deadly pilot of the First World War.
Fri, 27 Jul, 2018
Bowing out as leader of Sinn Féin, Gerry Adams’ denial of IRA involvement continues to anger many of his political contemporaries, but all acknowledge his skills in delivering a peace deal, writes Political Reporter
Sat, 10 Feb, 2018
An innovative housing project is breaking new ground by setting young people on the cusp of homelessness on a new trajectory towards third-level education. Health Correspondentvisited Cork’s 39-bed Bishopsgrove campus to see for herself.
Mon, 25 Sep, 2017