Éamonn Ceannt’s court martial was dominated by a case of mistaken identity. The chief prosecution witness, Maj JA Armstrong, identified Ceannt as be(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys with the Edward Laurence Keegan medal, which she unveiled with ‘Irish Times’ managing director Liam Kavanagh and Keegan’s grandsons Ian Gourley (l) and Tony Keegan (r). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish Times has bought at auction the 1916 medal of a former employee, Edward Laurence Keegan, who was dismissed from his job in 1916 after parti(...)

Forty-one of the British army names on the Remembrance Wall at Glasnevin are those of Irish men: Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prior to the unveiling of the Remembrance Wall in Glasnevin Cemetery, some groups were campaigning against the inclusion of military and police names.(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the GPO. Photograph: Maxwell

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has made a 1916 centenary appeal for politicians to work together in the national interest, in his most significant speech(...)

Detail of the Proclamation: the display in the museum of some of the type actually used in its printing emphasises the physicality of the work. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The curators and designers of the new exhibition Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising at the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts & Hist(...)

Proclamation Day is just around the corner. On Tuesday, March 15th, every educational institution in the country will focus on the significance of the(...)

 Portrait of Sean Mac Diarmada by Mick O’Dea

There is only one homestead of the seven signatories of the Proclamation still standing. Appropriately, it is Seán MacDiarmada’s home outside Kiltyclo(...)

Joseph Mary Plunkett: his German passport shows him almost skeletal, with a clear lump on his neck. Photograph courtesy National Library of Ireland

The article below is one of a series of seven. The National Library has released collections of documents relating to each of the seven signatories o(...)

Patrick Pearse as a child: Patrick (right) with his brother. Their mother, Margaret, inscribed the photograph: “This is my dear little Willie and my dear little Pat.” Photograph courtesy of the National  Library of Ireland

The article below is one of a series of seven. The National Library has released collections of documents relating to each of the seven signatories o(...)

Shelling: from GPO in Flames, by Norman Teeling. The paintings reproduced here are from his series The Rising, on show at the Oriel Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2; theoriel.com

At Trinity College Dublin the morning brought the sight of the university doubling as a British army barracks. “The quadrangles presented an extraor(...)