Maj Willie Redmond MP joined the Royal Irish Regiment at the age of 53

A daily diary recalling events of the day 100 years ago leading to the Easter Rising

The Rhode Parish Wind Turbine Action Group intends to seek leave to appeal the High Court decision.

Community groups says it will appeal case dismissal to Supreme Court

Animal teeth in jam, beetles in a burger bun and worms in a chicken nugget are among the foreign objects found in food reported by Irish consumers last year. File photo: Thinkstock

Food Safety Authority of Ireland reports 14 per cent increase in hygiene complaints

Recruiting conference for Irish soldiers in Mansion House

Liam Neeson. Photograph: James Mooney

Three-part TV series ‘1916’ mostly funded by University of Notre Dame in US

An Post says the stamp featuring the Malone brothers is meant to convey “the complexity of Irish identities and responses to the war and the Rising”

William and Michael Malone died within a year of each other on opposite sides

The National Library files on 1916 Proclamation signatory Seán Mac Diarmada show he was a ‘doer’ more than a writer

Thomas MacDonagh worried about his family not having enough money, during his life and after his death, letters held by the Natio(...)

Gordon D’Arcy and Aoife Cogan at the Ireland Funds Annual Fundraiser in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, where the former Irish Rugby International was honoured. Photograph: Collins

Former Irish rugby international has been to India with Goal and is involved with Barretstown

Roger Casement: although not named in the article, he was responsible for attempting to recruit into the German Irish Brigade

Reporter interviews Irish man among 104 British prisoners of war freed by Germans

A new exhibition features large-format prints of photographs of central Dublin by antiquarian Thomas Westropp in the aftermath of the Rising, including one of the ruins of the GPO taken from Nelson’s Pillar. Photograph: After Easter: Photographs of Dublin in 1916 by Thomas Johnson Westropp

Irish Times animated about the state of Irish education after war exposes faultlines

The  UEFA Euro 2016 European football championship will take place in France from June 10 to July 10, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

World capital of wine will have the second biggest Fanzone at the championships

Aline FitzGerald, general manager of the An Post GPO Witness History visitor attraction and Barney Whelan, director of communications and corporate affairs for An Post, with Malachy McKenna and Niamh Ni Riain, staff members at GPO Witness History.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland 2016 flagship programme will seek to interpret seminal event in Irish history

Sara Smyth, exhibition curator and Dr Sandra Collins, eirector of the National Library of Ireland at the launch of its 1916 exhibition ‘Rising’ at the National Photographic Archive, which runs until the end of October. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

National Library collection includes photo of Éamon de Valera marching men to captivity

Information gathered while canvassing must be safeguarded: Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Data commissioner Helen Dixon says there are data protection implications for election

Two people including an Irish woman lost their lives when the yacht they were sailing on ran aground between Bokpunt and Gansekraal. Photograph:NSRI South Africa

Department of Foreign Affairs providing consular assistance following death

Sir Terry Wogan in the BBC studio in central London during his final breakfast show on Radio 2 on December 18th, 2009. Photograph: BBC Handout/PA

His genial, self-deprecating manner and mellifluous voice contributed to a career that was extraordinary, both in its longevity an(...)

The 69-year-old man became detached from his walking group as they were traversing an area of wilderness south of the N59 Clifden Road between Oughterard and Maam Cross known as Logganaffrin. Photograph: Fergal Shanahan.

The man was lost in low-visibility wilderness area since Sunday as Storm Henry approached

British prime minister Herbert Henry Asquith: told the House of Commons that, since the outbreak of war, Britain had sustained 549,467 casualties. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Ireland had ‘suffered less from the war than any other country in Europe’

Leaflets of an anti-British character found: Countess Constance Markievicz in Irish Citizen Army uniform

January 28th, 1916: Printing press discovered in raid on Countess Markievicz’s home

Extras from Rebellion at filming last year. The RTÉ series is reputed to have cost €7 million to produce. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

1916 drama series is not perfect but ‘people are discussing it’, says Glen Killane

A clip from 1916: The Lego Movie.

Third-class students produced stop-frame animation of the Rising in three weeks

 The Irish flag is lowered outside the GPO by army personnel. RTÉ has released  50 audio and visual recordings from its archives to coincide with the centenary of the Rising.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ releases 50 audio and visual recordings from its archives for 1916 centenary

The sun sets over the Dublin Mountains on Friday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Western seaboard expected to experience heavy rain and gusts of 100km/h

Independent study shows success of treatment at Coolmine facility

Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland, Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Collins

Archbishop of Dublin says portrayal of predecessor in TV drama flies ‘against the records’

Countess Constance Markievicz: The identity of the owner of the house on Leinster Road  where police found a printing press is not mentioned in The Irish Times, but   Markievicz lived on the  Rathmines street before the Rising

January 22nd 1916: Metropolitan Police find printing press during raid in Rathmines

Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street). Photograph: JT Westropp courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy

President Michael D Higgins praises collection of 245 interviews given to the Republic

 Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has revealed that her grandfather signed the Ulster Covenant. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Heather Humphreys encourages Republic’s Protestants to tell their family stories

MJ O’Rahilly: Dublin Metropolitan Police files report him as being among the extremists observed moving about the centre of Dublin on January 21st, 1916.

January 21st, 1916: ‘Irish Times’ correspondent returns from the trenches

The mother of a drug addict told Liveline she had bought methadone (above) on the street for her son. “It’s absolutely horrible, but he is my son.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Mother cannot understand why State does not provide drug rehabilitation programme

 Toulouse stadium in France,  one of the venues of the UEFA Euro 2016 championships. File photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

FAI says an ‘absolutely unprecedented’ number of fans have applied for tickets

Since December 21st, drone registration has been mandatory in accordance with the Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rockets Order (statutory instrument) S.I. 563 of 2015. File photograph:  Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Potential application for drones ‘truly incredible’ according to Paschal Donohoe

Businessman Denis O’Brien was among the coffin-bearers, as the remains of PJ Mara, the former government press secretary, were removed to St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Denis O’Brien among the pallbearers at service for former Fianna Fáil strategist

A masked man threatened and assaulted staff at the Tesco Express on Fairyhouse Road, Ratoath, Co Meath. File photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí appeal for information after masked raider assaults staff at shop in Rathoath

A cottage in Connemara, Co Galway with snow topped hills in the background. Photograph: Trevor Dubber

Freezing temperatures have left roads treacherous in parts of the west and north-west

There are dozens of new Rising titles, but quantity has meant no diminution in quality

The appointment by Tánaiste Joan Burton of David Begg to the  role of  chair of the Pension Authority has been criticised.

Burton allowed to appoint without recourse to guidelines where person ‘highly qualified’

Snowfall in Co Longford on Friday. Photograph: Tierna Dolan

Treacherous conditions reported in Cork, Leitrim, Roscommon, Donegal and Cavan

Irish Parliamentary Party leader John Redmond  defended his party’s decision to oppose the Military Service Bill in House of Commons. Portrait by artist Henry Jones Thaddeus, courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

January 15th: unfounded rumours that Kaiser Wilhelm 11 is gravely ill sweep Europe

The Irish rugby team stand for the national anthem. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly has said the national anthem should be brought back in to copyright. File photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Paul Galvin’s commercial use of Amhrán na bhFiann is ‘inappropriate’, Senator claims

The Migrant Rights Council of Ireland (MRCI) is cited on the website hijra2ireland.com (screengrab above) as an organisation which will help illegal immigrants in Ireland.

Hijra2ireland.com site advocating Muslim migration to Ireland ‘highly misleading’

Chris Hadfield: David Bowie was an extremely famous person and an intensely private person. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former astronaut performed star’s song ‘Space Oddity’ in space

The ship carrying 20,000 German rifles and ammunition to be used in the Easter Rising, the Aud, was intercepted and scuttled by its crew.

January 14th: German espionage activities in the US

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Islamic groups believe Hijra2Ireland site may be designed to spread Islamophobia

Westlife are no more, but Nicky Byrne is hopeful the irritatingly catchy ‘Sunlight’ will bring Eurovision success to Ireland and spark a solo career for him.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Expectations low as ex-Westlife man steps up with ‘radio-friendly’ pop song ‘Sunlight’

Nicky Byrne has co-written Ireland’s Eurovision entry ‘Sunlight’ with Wayne Hector and the composer Ronan Hardiman.

Singer combines with songwriter Wayne Hector to try and end Ireland’s bad luck

Finger on the pulse: Ryan Tubridy on   the set of the 2015 Late Late Toy Show with a stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a movie which itself has been a big hit with audiences since its recent release. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Rugby World Cup a ratings winner for TV3 with one million watching Ireland vs France

Royal Irish Fusiliers at Gallipoli in 1915. Photograph: Lt Ernest Brooks/IWM via Getty Images

Irish officer said end of the Allied campaign was the ‘most exciting and terrifying time’

Sarah Greene as May in RTÉ’s 1916 drama ‘Rebellion’.

Colin Teevan tells Off Topic podcast he was ‘astonished’ by the numbers involved in 1916

‘Well, Lillie, hasn’t it been a full life and isn’t this a good end?’ the signatory to the Proclamation of the Irish Republic told(...)

Thomas J Clarke, whose name appeared first among those of the signatories to the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, was an unbend(...)

Overhead view of flooding in Athlone. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

Work should start immediately based on OPW cost estimate, says McFadden

Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan dances with Paddy Pugh at   the annual Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Christmas lunch for senior citizens last month.

Festival will include 68 Roses in new, longer format

Gallery visitors taking a close look at watercolours and drawings by JMW Turner at the annual January showing at the National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Weak light in January seen as perfect to display masterpieces in National Gallery

General Mac Eoin said treatment  was described as “sun and more sun”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

General Seán Mac Eoin argued 1961 trip, worth €5,000 today, was to heal war wounds

The campaign will highlight that Ireland imports 85 per cent of its energy requirements. Photograph: David Sleator

Promotion is backed by semi-State bodies such as Coillte, Bord na Móna and the ESB

Irish  cameraman Simon Cumbers: “Simon was a pacifist, someone who would not have wanted the death penalty.” Photograph: AP Photo

Man involved in murder of Irish cameraman receives death penalty in Saudi Arabia

Rebellion: Ruth Bradley as Frances, Charlie Murphy as Elizabeth and Sarah Greene as May in Aku Louhimies’s five-part Rising drama for RTÉ

For its big-budget drama based on the 1916 Rising, the broadcaster has turned to the Finnish director Aku Louhimies, who can brin(...)

Flames ripping  through the Address Downtown hotel in Dubai after a fire broke out on New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

Anita Williams says she was ‘never so terrified’ when fire swept through Address hotel

Rain pours down during a flag-raising ceremony to mark the opening of the State Commemorative Programme for 2016 in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dublin Castle ceremony marks beginning of State programme for Rising commemorations

A man going for an early run in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, on December 29th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Phoenix Park recorded its highest temperatures in almost 160 years

Heavy rain and the threat of flooding can be expected for the next three weeks, Met Éireann has warned.  (Pictured above) A combination of high seas and high winds, make for a dramatic scene, at the Poolbeg lighthouse, Ringsend. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

81mm of rain registered in Carrick-on-Suir in 24 hour period during Storm Frank

Irish Tourism Industry Confederation chief executive Eoghan O’Mara Walsh (left) and Paul Gallagher, chairman, at the publication of the confederation’s review of 2015 and outlook for 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

ITIC says strong economies in key markets, favourable exchange rates and cheap fuel all pluses

A massive wave breaks over the promenade at Tramore, Co Waterford at high tide on Wednesday morning as Storm Frank hit the popular seaside resort. Photograph: Noel Browne

Cork worst hit by rising water levels with Galway, Kilkenny and Wexford also affected

Links between Ireland and other nations will be celebrated during the  international Easter Rising commemoration programme. Photograph: The Irish Times

Argentina, Brazil, Japan and Australia are among countries to host events for occasion

 Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister performs on the Pyramid Stage on the first official date of the Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts on Worthy Farm near the village of Pilton in Somerset, south west England, on June 26th this year. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Tribute: You couldn’t make Lemmy up. His career was a triumph of style and substance

A  house in Peterswell in east Galway following heavy rains. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

Met Éireann forecasts above average rainfall as River Shannon begins to rise once again

 Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’, John Crowley’s film adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel. Photograph: Kerry Brown/Mongrel Media

Critical and commercial successes include seven Irish films at Sundance Film Festival

Frank Feighan TD (right) at the Roscommon hospital protest outside Leinster House. Photograph: The Irish TImes

Dr Liam McMullen apologises to FG TD who was ‘politically destroyed’ over closure

Screengrab: RTE Investigates

More than half of the au pairs working in Ireland earn less than €120 per week

Vandals have splashed red paint over a Tralee memorial to the Royal Munster Fusiliers who died in the first World War. Photograph: John Duggan

Royal Munster Fusiliers memorial made of black stone only erected earlier this year

Parts of the west and north-west have a chance of a white Christmas as the recent mild weather is temporarily interrupted. Photograph: Niamh Towey/The Irish Times

Brief cold snap may bring snow to higher grounds in western coastal counties

Brothers Stephen and Jack Teeling at the opening of the distillery Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

€10m Liberties attraction opened in June

Severe flooding at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim earleir this week. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

‘Encouraging signs’ flooding is starting to subside, National coordiantion group says

Shoppers on Grafton Street, Dublin, during a warm and wet December. photograph: Dave Meehan

Daffodils blooming with very mild weather forecast to continue until Christmas Day

New legislation makes Ireland one of the first countries to regulate popular new hobby

Lisa Fogarty, Sofia Treacy, Emily McGuigan, Lillian Loughnane, Laura Dudley, Donna Lawlor, Aoife Lannigan and Charlotte Bolger outside Thurles Shopping Centre this morning.

Fans queue all night for tickets to Dublin shows at 3Arena on November 1st and 2nd

 President Higgins has presented 16 artists with bursaries to  mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson

Programme aims to help young artists mark centenary landmark next year

  The Irish rugby squad board the Aer Lingus  aircraft as they head   to the World Cup in England in September. Although it did not end well, the team did well enough in the early stages to become the most-searched  topic on Google Ireland this year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Paris terror attacks and Charlie Haughey also in Irish top 10 searches in 2015

A chef surveys the water level outside Cryan’s restaurant, in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Residents of Co Leitrim town want single agency set up to manage overflowing river

 An almost submerged car   in a flooded area of Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim.  Photograph: Eric Luke The Irish Times

Red Cross receives over 100 calls requesting details of €5m flood relief scheme for firms

Pedestrians cross a hastily erected footbridge over floodwaters at Carrick-on- Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Eric Luke

Water levels have stabilised or are rising more slowly in Shannon catchment area

A car almost submerged in the flooded area of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Eric Luke

OPW survey of 300 areas not due to report until end of next year

City council workers pump water from a car park in Corbally, Limerick. Photograph: PA

Homeowners left counting costs afer canal bursts banks in Corbally area of Limerick

Regatta at Clare Island from  Western Ways: Remembering Mayo through the Eyes of Helen Hooker and Ernie O’Malley by Cormac O’Malley and Juliet Christy Barron

Famous author and his wife took thousands of pictures of rural Mayo in 1930s and 1940s

The Euro 2016 draw for Ireland is widely regarded as being the toughest of all the groups. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Fans set to register details from Monday for next summer’s European Championships

John and Lucy Higgins, the President’s parents, on the day of their wedding.

Michael D Higgins convinced his father’s long battle to get military pension was due to his anti-Treaty activities

President Michael D Higgins

President’s father long pursued military pension before receiving one on appeal in 1956

Erskine Childers - circa 1920

Archive files show the Free State government was desperate to arrest Erskine Childers and remove him from the scene

Dan Breen

Following War of Independence and Civil War, Breen fought for decades for pension

 Todd Andrews in 1966. Photograph: The Irish Times

Todd Andrews was a prominent republican and he was also a major figure in the Free State

Eamon De Valera: asked Mary Louise O’Brien to go to Australia. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

De Valera also asked O’Brien to go to Australia to seek support for anti-Treaty side

Michael Collins:  Commander-in-chief of the Irish Free State Army. Photograph: Hulton Archive

Pensions archive reveals heroic actions of women in the revolutionary period

President Michael D Higgins’s  father was denied a military pension for 22 years. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Files relate to actions of 80,000 during Rising, War of Independence and Civil War

Kitty Higgins listed her activities as making Tricolours, supplying food to camps and clothes to volunteers

Some 20,000 digitised documents relating to 1916 leaders are becoming available

Sir Roger Casement: executed for treason in August 1916

Broadcaster’s great-grandmother reveals depth of poverty among poor in Connemara

David Kenny (left) editor of ‘The Press Gang: Tales from the Glory Days of Irish Newspapers’  with former ‘Sunday Press’ editor Michael Keane  at the launch of the book in Dublin last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘The Press Gang’ marks passing of a way of life in pre-Twitter newspaper age, says editor

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