The GPO after the Rising. Relatives of the victims of Capt John Bowen- Colthurst are to seek an apology from the British government for his actions during Easter Week

Relatives of the victims of the notorious Capt John Bowen- Colthurst are to seek an apology from the British government for his actions during Easter(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the Military Archives  at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The €5.4 million Military Archives building, one of the flagship capital programmes of the 1916 centenary commemorations, has been opened. The archi(...)

Irish Volunteers and one Irish Citizen Army member inside the GPO 1916. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives, Cathal Brugha barracks www.militaryarchives.ie

Tuesday, April 25th, 1916 Government forces arrive in the city by train overnight from Belfast and the Curragh. Machine-gun  fire  (...)

O’Connell Bridge with  buildings ruined after 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Thomas Johnson Westropp courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy

The commemoration of 1916 is fraught with conflicting motivations and possibilities. The activity of relatives of those involved made me consider my o(...)

Dublin, May 3rd, 1916: Arthur Matheson wrote his letter from 20 Fitzwilliam Square, the family home. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A day-by-day eyewitness account of the Easter Rising is being made public for the first time. The account is written by Arthur Matheson of the well-(...)

An Post says the stamp featuring the Malone brothers is meant to convey “the complexity of Irish identities and responses to the war and the Rising”

Two brothers, one who died fighting for the British army and the other against, have been commemorated in a stamp to mark the centenary of the Easter (...)

“It threatened to name a clergyman in Rathmines said to be instructing female visitors in matters other than religion”

One hundred years ago this month, the already-crowded Dublin newspaper market acquired yet another new title – a weekly journal, published every Frida(...)

British prime minister Herbert Henry Asquith: told the House of Commons that, since the outbreak of war, Britain had sustained 549,467 casualties. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

January 29th, 1916 The extraordinary rate of casualties for the British army in just 15 months of fighting was laid in front of the House of Common(...)

Leaflets of an anti-British character found: Countess Constance Markievicz in Irish Citizen Army uniform

January 28th, 1916 The House of Commons was told that a raid had been conducted on the home of Countess Markievicz on January 22nd under a warrant iss(...)

May 1916: Thomas (left) and William Kent being marched by British soldiers across Fermoy bridge.
1916: a calendar of events

January 1916 The Gathering Storm Meeting Irish Volunteers leader Eoin MacNeill, James Connolly threatens to lead his tiny Irish Citizen Army (ICA(...)