BULLETIN: Flanagan orders investigation into allegations of surveillance in prisons; WW1 sculpture vandalised in Dublin
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Executive vice president of EA Studios, Patrick Söderlund, revealed that he initially rejected DICE’s pitch for the next Battlefield.
Wed, 18 May, 2016
Hitler had many gay partners, but his attempts at relationships with women proved disastrous, writes .
Thu, 07 Apr, 2016
Relatives of those who fought and died in the Easter Rising will not rule out taking legal action to stop a wall being unveiled at Glasnevin cemetery which commemorates the British army dead alongside their descendants.
Tue, 22 Mar, 2016
It may be a city of high finance but Luxembourg’s historic heart succeeded in converting
Sat, 20 Feb, 2016
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Mon, 14 Sep, 2015
A Baltimore lifeboat rescue of 23 people from a steamship called Alondra, wrecked off the Kedges in West Cork in late 1916, is to feature in a special RNLI touring exhibition commemorating the centenary of World War One.
Mon, 22 Jun, 2015
When he died on a WW1 battlefield Basil Maclear was an Irish rugby star and acknowledged by many of the early game’s greats
Thu, 26 Feb, 2015
anchán Magan presents a weekly Tuesday travel slot on Newstalk’s The Right Hook, and will be teaching a six-week course in travel writing in the Dublin Writers’ Centre, from February 3.
Thu, 22 Jan, 2015
A young man killed on a Belgian battlefield during the First World War will be buried as an unknown soldier after British defence chiefs failed to track down his Irish relatives.
Thu, 15 Jan, 2015
MUSIC and war would seem to be polar opposite in the spectrum of human activity, yet it is music associated with war that is among the most treasured works in the canon of classical music.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
British supermarket Sainsbury’s has recreated one of the most famous moments from the First World War in its 2014 Christmas advert to honour the Armed Forces — but now the supermarket giant is planning to demolish a war memorial in Bristol to build a new store.
Tue, 18 Nov, 2014
Wheels within wheels — an appropriate new use has been found for part of the giant, old Cork Ford factory — it’s to host whizzing karts, on a brand new indoors track.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2014
Nobody knows exactly how many Irish died on Flanders Fields in the first world war because many got caught up in the British propaganda war after the Easter Rising.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2014
The Government will lay a wreath in London on Remembrance Sunday to reflect on the thousands of Irish people who fought and died in the British army, the Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has said.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2014
A coastal Cork mill building which literally has come back from the dead has a poignant anniversary next year— it’s by an on-shore spot close to the 1915 sinking of a British tanker.
Sat, 11 Oct, 2014
I wish to thank the Irish Examiner and Jim Roche for their excellent history pullout which appeared in the Irish Examiner on August 23rd last.
Thu, 18 Sep, 2014
Anti-war activist and lecturerargues that the brave men who signed up so willingly to fight in WW I were victims of a series of lies orchestrated for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many
Sat, 23 Aug, 2014
Did you fancy a bite of Norman’s farthing biscuits, or Martha’s goats cheese and caramelised onion sandwich biscuits?
Thu, 14 Aug, 2014
We should forget World War I and seek peace.
Sat, 09 Aug, 2014
For the past number of years, and with increasing intensity, as we approach the centenary of the 1916 Rising, many voices have turned into a veritable cacophony, eulogising the Irish men who fought for the Allied side in the imperial joust that was World War One.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
It’s 100 years since the start of World War One, but have we learned? Apparently not. Just look at all the suffering worldwide.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
Last week, Glasnevin cemetery had a ceremony for Irish service men and women who served in World Wars 1 and 2, and for WWI’s 100th anniversary.
Tue, 05 Aug, 2014
Former enemies during the First World War have united for ceremonies surrounding the 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict.
Mon, 04 Aug, 2014
Don O’Hara fought in World War II to rebel after his father stopped him going on a date. He landed at Normandy 70 years ago today — and made it home to marry the girl he stood up, says John Verling
Fri, 06 Jun, 2014
Sixty nine men left Blackpool, in Cork City, to fight in World War 1 and never returned. Local historian Mark Cronin’s book, Blackpool to the Front, tells their story, which is echoed in towns across Ireland.
Sun, 20 Apr, 2014
Sebastian Faulks is surprised his WW1 novel works so well on the stage, says
Thu, 17 Apr, 2014
Spring style is in full bloom, says Annmarie O’Connor.
Sun, 23 Feb, 2014
The inclusion of records of 49,000 Irish WWI dead in a new digital archive online is important for remembering soldiers (Jan 11).
Mon, 20 Jan, 2014
Authors write about misery and unhappiness around 10 years after they have experienced an economic downturn, a study has found.
Thu, 09 Jan, 2014
Almost 100 years after they were lost to their families and their country, half of them never accorded the dignity of a funeral, 1,100 Irish men and women who lost their lives in the first world war were remembered in a ceremony which will ensure their names will never be lost.
Mon, 07 Oct, 2013
The airport previously owned by high-flying businessman Jim Mansfield is being sold at a down-to-earth price of €3 million.
Wed, 01 Feb, 2012
Dilly Duckling by Claire Freedman, illustrated by Jane Chapman (Little Tiger; €5.92 HB) is the simple tale of a ditsy duckling who wanders from the rest of the brood to catch her downy feather, which has been caught by the wind.
Sat, 01 Oct, 2011
She makes Indiana Jones look like a lazy wimp, so hats off to the wonderful Adele and her extraordinary adventures … of which there are a lot, and while we’re mentioning hats there are a lot of them too, all gloriously flambouyant.
Thu, 21 Apr, 2011
Selma Blair has signed up to play a World War I medic in ‘Four Saints’.
Fri, 22 Oct, 2010
The much-anticipated – and award/nomination festooned – film based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story finally arrives in a cinema near you … and absolutely nothing about it will disappoint.
Thu, 05 Feb, 2009
Tuesday marks the 90th anniversary of WW1 and here historian and journalist, Ryle Dwyer, argues why it should mark the beginning of a new understanding and respect for the 200,000 Irishmen who fought and the 38,000 who died in one of the world’s most horrendous conflicts.
Sat, 08 Nov, 2008
A SHIP’S salvage, from the 1928 stricken White Star liner, The Celtic, is an unusual find in an equally unusual Cork house and property sale.
Sat, 13 Sep, 2008
THERE’S rhyme and reason to a Killarney new homes scheme — it is called after one of Ireland’s early 20th century poets.
Sat, 27 Oct, 2007