Nothing Can Replace Our Son

Ian Kilroy, Dublin Institute of Technology

This piece was included in the Irish Times Book of the Year 2004, a selection of the best journalism published in the Irish Times in that year. It was first published in the Irish Times on 14 February, 2004.


‘Nothing Can Replace Our Son’ is about US casualties in the war in Iraq that began in March 2003. It features parents who have lost children fighting for the US side.