The GPO after the Rising. Relatives of the victims of Capt John Bowen- Colthurst are to seek an apology from the British government for his actions during Easter Week

British officer was responsible for deaths of at least five during Rising, including Francis Sheehy-Skeffington

Dorothea De Courcy Wheeler Findlater (106), at home in south Dublin. Her father Henry De Courcy Wheeler was staff captain to General William Lowe who took the surrender from Patrick Pearse. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dorothea Findlater (106) recalls ‘a mass of flames across the sky’ as the Rising unfolded

Racegoers contending with hail on the third day of the Punchestown festival. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Biting northerly wind leaves racegoers huddling for what shelter they can find

Shane Lowry said his career as a golfer made him appreciate how lucky he was.  Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Golfer said everybody should support the ‘One for Ireland’ campaign

The poppy wreath at the memorial to the Volunteers who died at Mount Street Bridge, photographed before it had been removed.

Floral display had been left to honour those who died in the Battle of Mount Street Bridge

President Michael D Higgins at the Military Archives  at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The €5.4m project was one of the flagship programmes of the 1916 commemorations

Gardaí and forensic teams remove a body from the scene of the shooting at Sunset House, Summerhill, this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Second man shot in Clondalkin after killing at Sunset House pub on Summerhill Parade

Oisín Totten (8) from Derry marches with the South Derry Re-enactors at the Reclaim 1916 parade and open air pageant and concert.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Great granddaughter of 1916 rebel leaves flowers for first policeman to die in Rising

 Census enumerator Ciaran Lynam in the Gardiner Street area of Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Completion of document is legal obligation and failure to do so may result in €25,000 fine

Soldiers in formation during the State religious ceremony to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising leaders at Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Archbishop tells Arbour Hill event ideals of rebels must not be betrayed

Lieutenant Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Easter Rising.

Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Rising; his brother was a rebel

Commemoration ceremony for Con Keating, Daniel Sheehan and Charlie Monahan who drowned when the car they were in went off the pier at Ballykissane pier outside Killorglin on Good Friday night 1916. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Three Irish Volunteers drowned when their car went off the pier in Co Kerry

The Air Corp performs a fly past during a ceremony at Banna Strand in Co Kerry to mark the centenary of the capture of Sir Roger Casement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Wreaths laid at Banna Strand to mark centenary of capture after arrival on U-boat

Countries such as France, Belgium and Portugal have signs such as this one, to warn motorists they must leave a 1.5m gap when overtaking cyclists

Cyclist Philip Skelton is campaigning for the introduction of a minimum 1.5m overtaking space

Barbara Connolly, safety officer at Cycling Ireland, in Celbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Cycle Right, set up by Cycling Ireland, has developed a programme to improve bicycle safety

Phyllis Kelly and Eric Appleby: The English soldier and Athlone woman  met at a dance in March 1915

Letters between British soldier and Irish lover show full horrors of the war

Walking wounded: Gassed, John Singer Sargent’s painting of soldiers in the British army blinded and otherwise hurt by chlorine during the first World War. Photograph: IWM via Getty

More Irish people died in the Hulluch gas attacks, fighting in the British army, than during the rising against British rule at ho(...)

Julia Poirier, book conservator with the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, photographed looking at an opening text of the Ruzbihan Koran. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

President to open Chester Beatty exhibition of ‘extraordinarily beautiful’ Islamic art

File photo: Ireland currently has the 4th worst income inequality in the EU ranked just below the UK, Belgium and Bulgaria Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

OECD figures confound Proclamation claim to ‘cherish children equally’, says Unicef

 Tusla chief executive Fred McBride said simply removing children from a place where there may have been abuse can cause its own difficulties. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Agency chief says priority should be on removing abuse or abuser from homes

A group of healthcare organisations wants to see greater use of IT measures such as electronic referrals and action to address the issue of GP stress and burnout.

Healthcare organisation call for consensus approach to develop primary care

Reese Kilbride told the queen that he had been learning about the Easter Rising and was puzzled as to why Ireland was partitionedPhotograph: Guido Bergmann/Getty Images.

Queen politely declines to get involved in debate about the future of the North

On the set of the new Irish movie The Flag which is a comedy from the same creative team behind Pure Mule and Eden.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Grandson of man who raised ‘Irish Republic’ flag over GPO inspired to make comic film

Former US senator George Mitchell described the Good Friday Agreement, which he chaired, as one day of success which had been preceded by “700 days of failure”. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former US senator speaks of ‘doubt and despair’ before Good Friday Agreement

Jillian Godsill, High School Past Pupil,  Padraig Allen, Aschivist at St John Ambulance and Ciara O’Keeffe, the Ceramic Artist who created the Sackville Street Art Project. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Public contribute installations to remember each of the 262 civilians killed in the Rising

The corrected memorial wall at Glasnevin cemetery. The fada was originally over the first ‘i’ not the ‘E’  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Group defends decision to list Andrew Cunningham as civilian, not Irish Volunteer

Some 149,000 people were listed as living in apartment blocks in the last census, 55,000 of them in Dublin city

Thousands may be omitted if enumerators cannot get into blocks and gated communities

The location of the new runway at Dublin Airport set to open in 2020. Photograph: DDA/PA Wire

Second runway a ‘fait accompli’, say Portmarnock locals affected by expansion move

The Little Museum of Dublin is to receive a 2016 European Union prize in the Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards.

Museum praised for its ‘charming way of representing Dublin’s people’

The Uniphar Cross Atlantic Cycle, now in its fifth year, takes place from September 4th to 8th and is a 600km trek from Dingle to Westport along the Wild Atlantic Way. File photograph: Getty Images

Uniphar Cross Atlantic Cycle hopes to raise €100,000 for Cross cancer research at TCD

Ulster Unionist Party leader  Mike Nesbitt at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin for a UUP event examining the events of Easter 1916 from a unionist perspective, April 6th, 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It would be ‘plain wrong’ for unionists to ignore the 1916 rebellion, says Mike Nesbitt

Brown Thomas said  the store had ‘received many compliments from the public’ on its 1916 display.

Image of Rising leader beside €1,590 designer dress as part of 1916 display

England’s cricket captain Eoin Morgan at a training session ahead of the World Twenty20 final against West Indies at the Eden Gardens stadium, Kolkata, April 1st, 2016. Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

Dubliner will captain England in cricket Twenty20 World Cup final on Sunday

 The remains of  Tyler Joyce (3), who drowned  with his father Seán Sweeney near Ashington Park in Dublin 7 last weekend, are taken from  the Church of The Annunciation, Finglas, on Friday  morning after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Bodies of drowned child and father Seán Sweeney found near Royal Canal last Sunday

Martin Mansergh: Proclamation was a “pledge of non-discrimination to the religious minority, not an early harbinger of Educate Together”. Photograph: David Sleator

Proclamation of 1916 was ‘pledge of non-discrimination to the religious minority’

More than a million people attended either the Easter Sunday parade or the Reflecting the Rising public events on Monday, gardaí have estimated. Among them were Caroline and Jennifer Lee (pictured) from  Castleknock in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Heather Humphreys says centenary events embraced wholeheartedly by public

 The funeral of Sean Sweeney at the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Navan Road. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

The funeral has taken place of Seán Sweeney whose body was found on Easter Sunday

Children from the Rainbow Drama School commemorate the children who died in the Rising, one of many events in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph:  Maxwells

Biggest public event in Ireland blessed by good weather and a large turnout

From left are Shane Dunne Colclough, a relative of 1916 sniper Jack Dunne; Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív and acting Minister for Transport Pascal Donohue at a wreathlaying ceremony at Boland’s Mill in Dublin to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

‘Everyone felt the emotion of the occasion,’ says de Valera’s grandson Éamon Ó Cuív

Lt Gerald Neilan of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Easter Rising

Shelia O’Leary (94) at the 1916  commemoration parade  outside the GPO in  Dublin. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

‘I feel very emotional when I think of the values of every one of those Volunteers’

Composer Shaun Davey created the new orchestral work with poet Paul Muldoon. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Paul Muldoon lyrics criticise many aspects of Irish society such as ‘gombeen financiers’

 President Michael D Higgins at the 1916 Relatives’ Event at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

President Higgins thanks them for bringing about a ‘free and independent’ Ireland

John MacBride, Anne MacBride and Dan MacBride pictured at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Relatives of executed leader Major John MacBride meet for the first time

The front page of the Weekly Irish Times published just after the Easter Rising

Today's Irish Times newspaper is a souvenir edition of a 1916 paper that reported the Rising in microscopic detail – and carried s(...)

Brian Wright and Jane Chambless Wright at home in the former Cooracloona national school, Co Leitrim. Photograph: James Connolly

US couple purchased building where Seán Mac Diarmada was educated

Fr Joseph Mallin, son of Michael Mallin, with then taoiseach Bertie Ahern at Kilmainham Gaol in 2006. Now aged 102 and living in Hong Kong, Fr Mallin was this week awarded the freedom of  Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Patrick Pearse’s great-grandnephew describes Rising as Ireland’s gift to the world

Rebellion, an RTÉ five-part  drama set over three weeks of Easter 1916, is to have a follow-up set in the War of Independence

Television MD Glen Killane says there is ‘huge appetite’ for more historical drama

July, 1942: 21-year-old Irishman, Brendan ‘Paddy’ Finucane, one of Britain’s most decorated fighter pilots, becomes the youngest Wing Commander in RAF history.

Andy Finucane was in Four Courts garrison as 2nd Lieutenant under command of Ned Daly

Sabina Higgins will attend a short wreath-laying ceremony at Constance Markievicz’s grave tomorrow. Photograph: Alan Betson

A diary for March 25th, 1916, and March 25th, 2016

Molly O’Reilly’s daughter Constance with a doll of her mother wearing the Irish Citizen Army uniform.

A diary for March 24th, 1916, and March 24th, 2016

Pupils from St Patrick’s School Ringsend ‘take the GPO’ in costume. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hundreds of thousands are expected to take part in events commemorating 1916

Details from intelligence reports on Michael Collins are now available via

Among treasure trove is intelligence data on Éamon on de Valera and Michael Collins

The 1916 rebels took over the Eason building on  Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) and smashed the upstairs windows. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Staff turned out of stationery and book store by rebels and premises ‘destroyed’ by shelling

Simon McKeever, of   the Irish Exporters Association: urged firms to lobby  voters. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Irish companies warn that uncertainty over EU vote is already creating difficulties

An Aer Corps helicopter at the Co Cork collision scene

Aer Corps helicopter attends scene after major crash on Mallow-Limerick road

Sixteen flights were cancelled on Sunday and at least 16 more are due to be cancelled on Monday as a result of three days of industrial action in France.   Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Ryanair and Aer Lingus flights both affected by air traffic controllers action

Gen John Maxwell and his entourage inspect British troops after the Easter Rising

In ‘The Enemy Files’, Michael Portillo shows how events in 1916 were dealt with by London

“McKenna’s Fort,”  a play about Roger Casement’s role in the Rising will have its world premiere next week at the New Theatre in Dublin’s Temple Bar.

1916/2016 Diary: Play about Roger Casement’s role to have premiere in Temple Bar

 John Green, chairman of the  Glasnevin Trust,  lays a wreath at the graveside of Roger Casement at Glasnevin Cemetary in Dublin. Mr Green is to meet relatives of 1916 rebels on Wednesday who are unhappy with a proposal to include the names of British soldiers killed during the Rising on a memorial wall. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Glasnevin Trust to press ahead memorial wall to further ‘understanding’ of the conflict

Proclamation Day was described by Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys as a “once in a generation occasion”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The |rish Times

Schools to raise flag and read seminal document in events months in preparation

Examining the Irish  Republic flag which flew over the GPO during the 1916 Rising is the Proclaiming a Republic exhibition curator, Brenda Malone. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Banner symbolising events of Easter 1916 survived inferno at GPO almost intact

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, beside the statue of Phil Lynott in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell speaks about his work and his life, living with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Top trainer Willie Mullins with Champion Hurdle hope Annie Power. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Champion trainer Willie Mullins leads impressive challenge with 60 race-ready hopes

The banner at College Green Bank of Ireland  is on the front of what was the Irish parliamentary building before the Act of Union in 1800.

Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond shown

Musician Conor Walsh. Photograph: Conor Walsh Facebook

Composer was ‘a gentleman to all who were fortunate enough to cross his path’

Dublin, May 3rd, 1916: Arthur Matheson wrote his letter from 20 Fitzwilliam Square, the family home. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Arthur Matheson gives a day-by-day account of events witnessed from Dublin 2

Some 57 per cent of Irish people believe the economy is in good shape. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Majority believe economy is improving, but only 40 per cent trust the government

The strike will close both Luas lines. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Coaches will run every 10 or 15 minutes from park and ride stops on both lines

Roger Casement: had unsuccessfully attempted to raise an Irish Brigade in 1915.

A diary for March 11th, 1916, and March 11th, 2016

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy addresses water charges protesters outside Leinster House in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD urges non-payment of bills at Leinster House protest

Johnny Lynn, son of 1916 Grand National winning jockey Jackie Lynn, and Connie Cleary, grand-daughter of 1916 Grand National winning trainer Richard Cleary, during a visit to Fairyhouse. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times Johnny Lynn, son of 1916 Grand National winning jockey Jackie Lynn, and Connie Cleary, grand-daughter of 1916 Grand National winning trainer Richard Cleary, during a visit to Fairyhouse. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Some 25,000 gathered for the race that coincided with the start of the Easter Rising

A diary for March 10th, 1916, and March 10th, 2016

Joseph Mary Plunkett, director of of military operations for the Irish Volunteers during the Easter Rising.

Stonyhurst archivist seeks to explain mystery surrounding Plunkett’s part in 1916 rebellion

 Portrait of Sean Mac Diarmada by Mick O’Dea

Seán MacDiarmada was a professional republican for his entire adult life, and his unswerving determination to take up arms against(...)

Bridget McDyer, of Rosses Community School, Dungloe, and Ellie McDonnell, of St Columba’s, Glenties, both Co Donegal, at the flags ceremony in Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins says Rising was ‘stunningly ambitious act of imagination’

Fr Joseph Mallin (102), a Jesuit priest based in Hong Kong, is to be awarded the freedom of the city of Dublin. His father was Commandant Michael Mallin who was in command of the Irish Citizen Army at St Stephen’s Green during Easter Week.

Only surviving child of executed Easter Rising leader to receive award in Hong Kong

Papers released by Lissadell House owners reveal jailed Countess at lowest ebb in 1916

A drawing by Constance Markievicz from about 1921, which will be published in Constance Markievicz Journal 1916

Lissadell House document shows Rising leaders studied Robert Emmet’s plans

Joseph Mary Plunkett: his German passport shows him almost skeletal, with a clear lump on his neck. Photograph courtesy National Library of Ireland

The youngest of the Proclamation signatories married his fiancee, Grace Gifford, in his prison cell the night before he was execut(...)

Patrick Pearse as a child: Patrick (right) with his brother. Their mother, Margaret, inscribed the photograph: “This is my dear little Willie and my dear little Pat.” Photograph courtesy of the National  Library of Ireland

The republican leader’s experimental Dublin school struggled with debt – and with irate neighbours

Aftermath of the 1916 Rising via a postcard sent to a relative in England

Crowdsourcing scheme attracts 1,500 people to transcribe 2,400 letters – all now public

Artist’s impression of the  planned Center Parcs   resort at Newcastle Wood, Co Longford -  a subtropical swimming pool viewed from a lake. File photograph: Center Parcs/PA Wire

Major tourism development will seek to employ up to 1,000

Prof Martin Seligman, left, and Prof Ian Robertson: According to Seligman: ‘Human beings want much more in life than not to be miserable.’Professor Martin Seligman. Photograph: Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX

American professor Martin Seligman has pioneered positive psychology, inverting the traditional focus of his profession

Sligo-Leitrim: Fourth TD elected of four

Tony McLoughlin and John Perry

Sligo-Leitrim: Third TD elected of four

Sligo-Leitrim: Second TD elected of four

Sligo-Leitrim: First TD elected of four

Fianna Fáil’s Eamon Scanlon.

Tony McLoughlin of Fine Gael and Sinn Féin’s Martin Kenny also elected

A silver cup awarded to those who defended Trinity College during the Rising. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin to display items that were preserved due to heat of GPO fires

Members of the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society re-enacting the Battle of Ashbourne at the launch of the Fingal 2016 Centenary Programme in Swords County Hall last month

Letter contrasts recruitment from two Dublin colleges

British ships in the Battle of Jutland on May 31st,   1916.  Photograph: Express/Getty Images

More than 350 Irishmen lost in decisive Battle of Jutland in May 1916

Members of the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society re-enacting the Battle of Ashbourne at the launch of the Fingal 2016 Centenary Programme in Swords County Hall last month.

Battalion had decisive impact in one of few 1916 battles outside Dublin

Wounded French troops on the Western Front. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

1916/2016: A miscellany

Dominick Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Ireland’s struggle against a ‘larger and overbearing neighbour’ was significant

Shane Curran, Fianna Fáil election candidate in the Roscommon-Galway constituency during his canvass at Ballinasloe Mart. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Former goalkeeper Shane Curran is in with a chance of winning a seat for Fianna Fáil

At The Irish Times Debate final, individual winner Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair and team winners Ross O’Mahony and Aaron Vickery (centre) are joined by adjudicator Prof Brent Northup of Carroll College, Montana. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Great-granddaughter of Rising veteran Ní Chéileachair wins individual competition

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