The deep divide between Catholics and Protestants makes the coming together to honour the dead on both sides fraught with problems.
One hundred years ago today, Dave Gallaher died at the Battle of Passchendaele. He was born in Donegal in 1873.
THERE could be few more poignant locations for Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s final overseas official duty than next week’s visit to Messines, scene of one of the most resounding battles of the First World War.
Mark Rohan, from Ballynahown, near Athlone, is a former Westmeath U21 footballer who was left paralysed, from the chest down, after a road accident in 2001.
A new visitor centre has just opened in Flanders commemorating the 30,000 Irish soldiers who died in the First World War.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron are to visit First World War graves and memorials on the site of the Western Front.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will join British prime minister on a visit to a First World War memorial in Belgium next month.
ROLLING hills, scattered woodland and quaint towns known for their breweries in South West Belgium are the very picture of rural charm.
LONG confined as a footnote in Irish history, the role of the 49,400 Irish soldiers who fought and died in the First World War has finally been restored to the spotlight.
The British Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the Queen's "healing" visit to Ireland.
TAOISEACH Brian Cowen has said a visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland would be a “good development” and a symbol of how far relations between the two countries have progressed.
AS a Corkman living in Belgium, I was delighted that the city’s lord mayor and groups from Cork attended the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Messines, Belgium, on Tuesday last — Remembrance Day.
PERHAPS the key date in the history of ancient Ireland is that of Good Friday, April 23, 1014, the day of Brian Boru’s victory over the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf.
The president is leading tributes today to the Irish who fell in the First World War.
Sinn Féin should end attacks on Protestant villages before they launch their charter of unionist engagement next week, the DUP said today.
I WAS very privileged to be invited to attend the first official commemoration ceremony for all Irishmen who died in the Battle of the Somme and throughout World War I.
All sides in the Irish peace process must seize the opportunity to finally shake off the spectre of violence, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said today.
The International Fund for Ireland (IFI) today approved more than €2.3m in support for border county projects in the Republic at its Board Meeting in Belfast.
THE Irish Examiner is to be commended for its sympathetic coverage of the D-Day anniversary and for showing us the faces of Irish heroes of the Normandy landings.
Former paramilitary member were today urged by the President Mary McAleese to do all they can to ensure that Northern Ireland has another quiet summer.
The Lord Mayors of Belfast and Dublin are among a group travelling to Belgium today to honour the thousands of Irish people who died at Messines during the First World War.
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