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

The Easter Rising was not only the foundation event of the Irish State - but also that of Northern Ireland, Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has sa(...)

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

The best-known flag of the Easter Rising is not the Tricolour that flew over the GPO in 1916 but the Irish Republic one on display at the Proclaiming (...)

Castlebar is Mayo’s county town and has strong historical ties to Lord Lucan. The title was granted in 1776 to Charles Bingham, the governor of Conna(...)

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

There was standing room only in the basement of the National Library of Ireland for the launch of The 1916 Rising Oral History Collection. Not since(...)

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

Prince Charles may be invited to an Easter Rising commemorative event, the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has said(...)

A portrait of Lord Houghton wearing the insignia  by Walter Frederick Osborne, which is in the National Portrait Gallery in London

Ceremonial jewels worn by the Viceroy of Ireland 120 years ago have been discovered in a duchess’s London bank vault and will be sold at auction on We(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe addresses a joint meeting of the US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters.

Prime minister Shinzo Abe expressed “deep repentance” over Japan’s role in the second World War in a speech to the US Congress on Wednesday, even as h(...)

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