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Children scavenge in rubble during the 1916 Rising. More than half of casualties were civilian. Photograph: HultonGetty

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Skipper Liam Coyne: has returned home to Dún Laoghaire after victory in the Round Britain and Ireland race with Brian Flahive.

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 Former lifeguard and windsurferJack Kavanagh was paralysed from the chest down after a swimming accident  in 2012, and is back in Trinity College Dublin, where he is studying pharmacy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Jack Kavanagh in Trinity College Dublin where he is studying pharmacy. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Ciarán McKeever: will be marshalling Cullyhanna’s defence tomorrow

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