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
“Hugely significant” finds of a rare French structure and medieval pottery have been found during recent archaeological excavations in Co Meath, supporting a long-held belief that the site was once home to Cistercian monks from Normandy.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2019
Wednesday evening had been intended as Cinema Evening, a new picture house having opened around the corner and being in need of investigation and appraisal. Given my enduring weakness for high-school movies there was only going to be one winner: Booksmart, in which two clever students realise on the eve of graduation that they should have worked less and played more, upon which they hit the town and attempt to cram four years of lost fun into one night.
Sat, 15 Jun, 2019
We have come a long way in making our roads safer over the past two decades. In 1998, 458 deaths occurred on Irish roads, compared with 146 in 2018. In fact, as the Road Safety Authority (RSA) revealed yesterday, there has been a 68% reduction in fatalities on Irish roads since the introduction of the first road safety strategy in 1998.
Sat, 15 Jun, 2019
While Ireland was officially neutral in the Second World War, thousands of Irishmen fought against fascism by serving in the British, American, and Canadian armies, including on Normandy’s beaches, says
Wed, 05 Jun, 2019
The article by Mr Carl Bildt ‘Ukraine has fended off Russia and the EU deserves credit’ (Irish Examiner, April 24) not only presents events in Ukraine in a misleading way, but contains a great number of factual errors as well.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
The Menu and his progeny have been burning the midnight oil in a flurry of green-tinged preparations for Lá Féile Pádraig and while the dye may have already run from his emerald-green undershorts, his smorgasbord of fine Irish foodstuffs to serve on the day should prove infinitely more rewarding.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018
IF, AS Farley and Roberts suggest — based on research by an American academic — that being a published poet is more dangerous than being a deep sea diver, then the premise of this book is self evident: Not alone should poets be uninsurable, but their company should be avoided at all costs.
Sat, 01 Jul, 2017
France's troubled wartime past is taking centre stage in the presidential race as centrist Emmanuel Macron visits a Nazi massacre site and Marine Le Pen's far-right party suffers a new blow over alleged Holocaust denial.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017