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(...)

The press is very exercised by Zeppelin bombing attacks on the British midlands and Paris
A DIARY 1916/2016

FEBRUARY 1ST, 1916 An inquest was held at the Children’s Hospital, Temple Street, yesterday into death of Herbert Lemass (2), who died the previous e(...)

Éamonn Ceannt’s final letter, which he wrote in Kilmainham Gaol the night before his execution, is heartbreaking in its finality. At 2.30am on May 8th(...)

Ruined buildings in Dublin after the 1916 Rising

A new book featuring interviews with 25 relatives of those who fought in the Easter Rising has been launched. To Speak of Easter Week by Dr Helene O’(...)

The military pensions archives  provide a definitive answer to the question which has been the butt of many jokes over the generations - how many were in the GPO during Easter Week? The answer is 508.  File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

After almost 100 years we may at last have the definitive answer to an age-old question - how many were “out” in 1916? The figure is 2,558 involved o(...)

The Letters of 1916 is the first crowd-sourced humanities project to take place in Ireland. This joint initiative between Trinity College Dublin, Mayn(...)

Rare footage of Pádraig Pearse has been obtained from British Pathé. Photograph: National Archives of Ireland

Footage of Padraig Pearse’s famous oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa will be shown in a new film about the revolutionary period to be launch(...)

May 1st, 1916: A barricade made of carts, in Great Brunswick Street, Dublin, during the Easter Rising. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Earlier this week, we posted a message on The Irish Times Facebook page asking for you to tell us the stories of relatives who you think may have been(...)

The 100-year-old Galway town hall photograph, which  presents  a ‘who’s who’ of the 1916 Rising

A “who’s who” of Irish revolutionaries is captured in a 1913 photograph taken in Galway – and found in a family attic almost a century later.Half of t(...)

James Joyce: UCD’s properties on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, are to house a major centre principally devoted to the writer under plans put out to tender by the university.

UCD’s properties on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, are to house a major centre principally devoted to James Joyce under plans put out to tender by the un(...)