Event: World War Two
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Fri, 20 Mar, 2020
You know the lyrics: “We don’t need no education/We don’t need no thought control/No dark sarcasm in the classroom/Hey, teachers, leave them kids alone.”
Thu, 13 Feb, 2020
Kyran Fitzgerald analyses the latest economic signals which point towards continuing good times the US-Irish trade.
Fri, 07 Feb, 2020
The idea of restructuring an economy with the aim of developing a more environmentally-friendly society isn't new, but is doable in Ireland, writes
Mon, 25 Nov, 2019
A number of celebs dig deep into their family’s lives during WWII for a new TV series, writes
Thu, 21 Nov, 2019
Three Irish brothers who died fighting for the Canadians in World War Two are to be commemorated in a special ceremony in Belgium today and plans are being drawn up to build a monument to them in their birthplace in Co Cork.
Fri, 08 Nov, 2019
Thomas Niedermayer was an apolitical figure — he employed 1,000 people with workers coming to the Grunding factory from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds.
Sat, 12 Oct, 2019
Sean Bean is one of the stars of a new series set at the start of the Second World War, writes
Thu, 26 Sep, 2019
People never buy me books as presents. (They never allow me to join their book clubs either, which is a story for another day. I hope it’s because they think I’ll insist on actually reading the book rather than the alternative, which is that everyone assumes I am minus craic.)
Sat, 21 Sep, 2019
Almost 20% of Irish people claim to have a relative who was involved in Operation Pied Piper, the mass movement of millions of women and children from British cities in the first three weeks of the Second World War.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2019
Terry O’Neill’s numerous pictures of the late rock star have been assembled into an impressive book, writesPurden.
Thu, 08 Aug, 2019
When Neil Armstrong took his fateful 'one small step' almost exactly 50 years ago, it was the culmination of an extraordinary effort that had begun back in 1961 when President Kennedy vowed that America would land a man on the moon before the decade was out.
Sun, 14 Jul, 2019
Silence from the global community on a “direct assault” on the international criminal justice system by “ill-wishers” is not tactical and sends the wrong signal, the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor has warned.
Tue, 25 Jun, 2019
June is drizzling down all over, and the mayflies have gone into hiding in the bushes around my backyard slice of Lough Derg, at Killaloe.
Tue, 04 Jun, 2019
Pierre-Louis Baudey-Vignaud spoke in a low, steady voice about his loss.
Thu, 30 May, 2019
It would indeed be ironic if a Brexit Britain were to be an early casualty of an imploding global trade order but institutions like the WTO have also served Ireland well, writes
Mon, 15 Apr, 2019
Paul Rouse is an accidental academic, but a fascination with history deepened into a passion when it merged with his love of sport. His new book, ‘The Hurlers’, charts the birth of the modern game in that first All-Ireland final 131 years ago. He marvels at what a few visionary hurling men gave the country, but can’t help think that hurling has since failed at least half that country
Sat, 13 Oct, 2018
A gorse fire that scorched Bray Head and forced an evacuation of local residents has revealed a World War Two-era sign.
Sat, 04 Aug, 2018
The Louvre Museum is putting 31 paintings on permanent display in an effort to find the rightful owners of artworks looted by Nazis during the Second World War.
Tue, 30 Jan, 2018
Ryanair is not trying to punish three pilots for speaking out, the airline's human resources boss had told the High Court.
Tue, 21 Nov, 2017
Mary J Blige is feeling the cold. It is a sunny autumn day in London but the air conditioning in her hotel room is turned up high, writes
Thu, 16 Nov, 2017
Fri, 15 Sep, 2017
Today is Roald Dahl Day!
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
The Army bomb squad has made safe a hand grenade found in Ballsbridge in Dublin.
Mon, 28 Aug, 2017
A hiker and a diver have died in separate incidents in Co Donegal.
Tue, 15 Aug, 2017
The body of a diver has been discovered off the coast of County Donegal.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2017
British vegetarians will have to carry on using UK bank notes that contain traces of animal fat after the Bank of England decided not to switch to another product following controversy late last year.
Fri, 11 Aug, 2017
Donald Trump’s habit of appointing military men — James Mattis, HR McMaster, and John Kelly are in situ; Mike Flynn has left — may dilute civilian oversight, says
Wed, 09 Aug, 2017
Thick-skinned and fearless, Kajsa Norman goes behind the lines in Afrikanerdom, where she finds a racist, cultish and tribal people but, as Josephine Fenton discovers, she also finds some hope for a dying race
Sat, 17 Jun, 2017
President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who has died aged 87
Fri, 16 Jun, 2017
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Sat, 10 Jun, 2017
A Corkman who worked as a jarvey in Killarney for years has put his life savings into making a film on suicide that is to be shown at cinemas nationwide from Friday.
Wed, 19 Apr, 2017
Organisers of the annual Oxford-Cambridge boat races in England will decide later whether the event will go ahead after an unexploded Second World War bomb was found near the starting line.
Sun, 02 Apr, 2017
A former German prisoner of war has left £384,000 (€454,000) to a small Scottish village for the kindness shown to him during his imprisonment.
Sat, 03 Dec, 2016
Thu, 29 Sep, 2016
Burkini bans and plans to reintroduce conscription are over-reactions that damage Europe’s way of life and play into the hands of groups like Islamic State, says.
Tue, 30 Aug, 2016
The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will meet today to discuss how to keep the European project together in the second set of talks between the premiers of the eurozone’s three largest economies since Britain’s shock vote to leave the bloc.
Mon, 22 Aug, 2016
Thu, 11 Aug, 2016
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
Italy’s highest court gave the green light to a referendum that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says will guarantee political stability and on which he has staked his future.
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
A tree will be planted in Galway city today, to mark the 71st anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
Pope Francis has paid a sombre and largely silent visit to the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler’s forces killed more than a million people.
Sat, 30 Jul, 2016