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UN chief describes Covid-19 emergency as the 'most challenging since the Second World War'
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UN chief describes Covid-19 emergency as the 'most challenging since the Second World War'

Apr 1st 2020, 8:05 AM 14,901 Views 27 Comments

It comes as leaders around the world warn of an intense few weeks ahead as the virus continues to spread.

Police investigate after statue of US sailor kissing nurse is spray-painted with '#MeToo'
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Police investigate after statue of US sailor kissing nurse is spray-painted with '#MeToo'

Feb 20th 2019, 7:44 AM 33,950 Views 51 Comments

Police in Sarasota launched an investigation into who caused the damage – repairs were estimated to be worth $1,000.

After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite
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After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite

Jan 23rd 2016, 9:00 AM 21,429 Views 17 Comments

10,000 miles and seven decades are not enough to keep them away from each other, apparently.

This 'Ghost Army' used phony inflatable tanks and weapons to dupe Hitler in WW2
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This 'Ghost Army' used phony inflatable tanks and weapons to dupe Hitler in WW2

Dec 29th 2015, 7:00 AM 16,127 Views 30 Comments

The men were artists, audio technicians, actors and designers who created inflatable mock-ups of military vehicles, tanks and artillery.

It's 70 years since World War II ended in Europe
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It's 70 years since World War II ended in Europe

May 8th 2015, 6:12 AM 8,649 Views 33 Comments

Victory in Europe (VE) Day was declared after Germany’s unconditional surrender in Berlin on 8 May, 1945.

Irish D-Day veteran dies just 2 weeks after receiving the Legion d'Honneur
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Irish D-Day veteran dies just 2 weeks after receiving the Legion d'Honneur

Dec 31st 2014, 10:30 AM 10,309 Views 31 Comments

Tributes were paid to Patrick Gillen yesterday in Cork.

Irish D-Day veteran awarded France's highest military honour
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Irish D-Day veteran awarded France's highest military honour

Dec 9th 2014, 9:27 AM 6,851 Views 16 Comments

Patrick Gillen, aged 89, dedicated his medal to all of his comrades that did not survive the Second World War.

93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes
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93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged with 300,000 crimes

Sep 17th 2014, 8:09 AM 28,966 Views 149 Comments

Oskar Groening is accused of managing money and property stolen from victims.

Pictures: President and British royal heckled by dissidents at unveiling of monument to war dead
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Pictures: President and British royal heckled by dissidents at unveiling of monument to war dead

Jul 31st 2014, 10:40 PM 30,516 Views 228 Comments

President Higgins was unveiling a Cross of Sacrifice to the war dead of Ireland — the first of its kind to be erected in the State.

Ex-cop released from custody over Alps killings, immediately rearrested over WW2 weapons
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Ex-cop released from custody over Alps killings, immediately rearrested over WW2 weapons

Feb 21st 2014, 10:05 AM 14,909 Views 12 Comments

The 48-year-old was arrested as part of the probe into the 2012 killings of three members of the al-Hilli family and a French cyclist.

Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon
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Code-breaker who broke Nazi Enigma code given posthumous pardon

Dec 24th 2013, 11:15 AM 16,184 Views 43 Comments

Alan Turing was criminally convicted for being gay and underwent forced hormone treatment to extinguish his sex drive.

Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2
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Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2

Jul 20th 2013, 7:00 PM 942 Views 45 Comments

Confidential documents from the 1940s show that the maintenance of Ireland’s neutrality was going be difficult – and hard decisions on policy would have to be made practically every day.

Extract: ‘If I were Mr de Valera, I would keep a watch on all ports, communications and wireless in his territory’
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Extract: ‘If I were Mr de Valera, I would keep a watch on all ports, communications and wireless in his territory’

Jul 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 231 Views 37 Comments

A confidential report on a meeting with Neville Chamberlain in 1940 shows the British Prime minister wanted to pass on advice to the then Taoiseach, Eamon de Valera about the threat of Germany.

Revealed: Ireland's surveillance activities during World War Two
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Revealed: Ireland's surveillance activities during World War Two

Dec 15th 2012, 8:45 AM 17,212 Views 31 Comments

The newly released files also uncover attempts to turn Ireland into a fascist state, in addition to Britain’s wartime recruitment within the 26 counties.

Extract: ‘Mr de Valera’s conviction that Hitler would win the war was stupid’
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Extract: ‘Mr de Valera’s conviction that Hitler would win the war was stupid’

Nov 6th 2012, 7:30 PM 2,473 Views 76 Comments

David Gray, the US Amabassador to Ireland in 1940, reveals just what he thought of Dev, the 1916 leaders and why he thought Ireland was in collusion with the Nazis.

Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs
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Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs

May 6th 2012, 7:30 PM 19,759 Views 52 Comments

Some 650 Irish soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese during WW2. They were starved, beaten, even crucified – but showed incredible bravery, writes historian Robert Widders.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Mar 11th 2012, 11:00 AM 57 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

The week in photos
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The week in photos

Jun 24th 2011, 7:02 PM 725 Views 3 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.