They were in Glasnevin Cemetery for O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral.

We were talking here yesterday about an Irish bandmaster’s influence on the Japanese national anthem. But by coincidence this week, I have also been l(...)

In a statement Dublin City Council said it had had an arrangement with the bank for the temporary erection of the banner.

A contentious 1916 commemorative banner, featuring three politicians who died before the Rising and one who opposed the rebellion, has been removed fr(...)

Dublin City Council had offered to remove the controversial banner at College Green, but councillors failed to  meet deadline for vote on issue

Dublin City Council has offered to immediately remove a controversial banner featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and J(...)

Lowering the Tricolour during the annual Easter Rising 1916 commeremoration at Arbour Hill in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The security threat posed by the current dissident version of the IRA to the 1916 commemorations raises some uncomfortable questions about the glorifi(...)

The 1916 banner at College Green Bank of Ireland featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond

Dublin City Council has further defended the erection of a banner featuring Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and John Redmond (...)

The 1916 banners at College Green Bank of Ireland, with images of Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, and John Redmond, who described the Rising as ’wicked and insane’

Dubliners and visitors alike will be a little confused by the massive banners that Dublin City Council has affixed to the front of the Bank of Ireland(...)

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.

Dublin City Council has defended its decision to put images of four constitutional politicians, three of whom had died long before 1916, on a banner c(...)

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

February 25th, 1916 The Times of London reported that the French have stood up well to the German onslaught at Verdun. The battle began on February (...)

The bombed buildings at the corner of Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) and Eden Quay on the banks of the Liffey in Dublin. The buildings were shelled by the British admiralty gunboat, the Helga, during the Easter Rising. Photograph: Getty Images

The ethics of the Rising is an important but hindsight issue. The ethics of how we commemorate the Rising is contemporary and pressing. A general ethi(...)

‘We spent two classes puzzling out how it could be that work as vital as Charabanc’s is neglected.’ Above, Eleanor Methven, cofounder of Charabanc, speaking at the Abbey. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sometimes life imitates art. Recently, however, life has been imitating my teaching curriculums. For example, in early 2014, just as I was revving up(...)