Posts Tagged ‘First World War’

Poet remembers Passchendaele

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Poet Kevin Ireland has penned a new work in time for the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele, a poem two years in the making since his visit to Belgium in 2015. It has been published for the first time on Newsroom. On returning from his visit, Ireland tried to write but he was Read more

Turkey recalls envoy after Pope’s genocide comment

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Turkey has recalled its envoy to the Vatican after Pope Francis described the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule in World War One as “genocide”. Turkey has reacted with anger to the comment made by the Pope at a service in the Armenian Catholic Rite in Rome on Sunday. Pope Francis said that humanity Read more

Why the First World War?

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Even historians still cannot agree on how the First World War began, writes Conor Mulvagh of the School of History and Archives at University College Dublin. They can broadly agree on what factors were involved but ascribing relative importance to a myriad of long-term and more immediate causal factors has kept academics, veterans, and politicians Read more