The president of the Methodist Church of Ireland said, in keeping with the sentiments of the 1916 Proclamation on cherishing all children of the nation equally, Irish people should be “restoring broken relationships and viewing the future inclusively”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The head of the Methodist Church in Ireland has urged that the Irish should be a “welcoming, hospitable, generous and tolerant people”. The president(...)

Edward Carson inspects a parade of armed Ulster Volunteers in 1914. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

If the decade of commemorations is to achieve its goal of promoting a greater appreciation of the events that marked the years 1912-1922 and of the le(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: “Everybody has to be very conscious of the great importance of these anniversaries . . . We need to be very dignified and very respectful.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Fein is currently examining how best to commemorate those who died in the First World War and deserve to be remembered for the sacrifice they mad(...)

A row has erupted about the commemoration, led by former mayor of Kerry Cllr Toiréasa Ferris, daughter of Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris, who was jailed for his role in the smuggling. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has warned it will push to erect a monument to the IRA’s foiled Marita Ann gun-smuggling operation if Kerry County Council backs a commemora(...)

“General Falkenhayn, chief of the German general staff (pictured) has obtained such an ascendancy over the Kaiser that he is to-day the most powerful man in Germany”

January 20th, 1916 The Irish Times: “A neutral who has just returned to Paris after a long stay in Germany publishes in Le Temps a remarkable article (...)

  Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan held his first meeting yesterday with  Arlene Foster since she was elected Northern Ireland First Minister and DUP leader. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is committed to making the Easter 1916 commemorations inclusive for all of the people on the island of Ireland, Minister for Foreign A(...)

 New First Minister Arlene Foster: “Easter 1916 was a very violent attack on the state.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The DUP leader Arlene Foster, who is to be elected First Minister today, has been accused of “narrowness” over her refusal to attend any of the Easter(...)

 Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson warned differences between “Northerners and Southerners” could “perpetuate a paralysis in generosity in the inter-relations of both countries”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A leading Church of Ireland figure has warned confusion about our past might yet overshadow the island’s future. Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dub(...)

Hello and welcome to 2016. Trust you are sitting comfortably. Be sure you are. This could be bumpy. No, I’m not referring to the remaining 27 Mondays,(...)

Arlene Foster said she hopes the first years of Northern Ireland’s second century can be  better than people had dared to hope for. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor The North will hold commemorative events for the Easter Rising and the impact it has had on the creation of Northern (...)