The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhona Tarrant reports on how Irish charities are helping in New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Joe Duffy reviews the book of Gay Byrne's TV series, The Meaning of Life. We also end the programme in Festive style. Do join us on Christmas morning at 8 on RTE Radio 1 for a very special edition of The God Slot.
On Thursday, at a reception in the GPO, An Post issued a commemorative card listing the names of the 38 children who died in the Easter Rising. This is illustrated by a painting by Joe Duffy. At that reception, relatives of some of the children who died were among the guests. Joe joined us to update us on his quest to compile a comprehensive list of children aged 16 and under who were killed during the East Rising and to find out their stories. Click here for Joe Duffy's list of Children Killed in 1916 Rising An Post have created ...
The majority of people who were killed during the 1916 Easter Rising were civilians. Of the 450 people who died, more than half were civilian adults and children. Over the years, the stories of the children who died have remained largely invisible and even the numbers who lost their lives have been inconclusive. But now, following extensive research, broadcaster, Joe Duffy believes that children account for more than 10% of civilian fatalities. Joe joined Myles on the programme to talk about how he went about compiling the first ever comprehensive list of children killed during Easter Week 1916.