To mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, Ancestry. ie has worked with the British National Archives, Kew, London, to bring wider online access to one(...)

July, 1942: 21-year-old Irishman, Brendan ‘Paddy’ Finucane, one of Britain’s most decorated fighter pilots, becomes the youngest Wing Commander in RAF history.

The grandson of an Easter Rising rebel who is also the son of a second World War RAF pilot will be attending this weekend’s commemorations. Brendan (...)

Sabina Higgins will attend a short wreath-laying ceremony at Constance Markievicz’s grave tomorrow. Photograph: Alan Betson

March 25th, 1916 The fate of Irishman Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to the Antarctic was a cause for serious concern in March 1916. Shackleton went(...)

Mount Street Bridge, where one of the bloodiest  fights of the Easter 1916 Rising took place.  Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Wednesday, April 26th, 1916 At 8am, the shelling of an empty Liberty Hall begins.  Rebels  holding  out  in  the &nb(...)

Gen John Maxwell and his entourage inspect British troops after the Easter Rising

The Easter Rising has generated a huge amount of analysis from an Irish perspective, but very little from the British side. It may have been the de(...)

Rescue from the ruins of the Coliseum Theatre – two soldiers, originally prisoners in the GPO took refuge in the theatre and were later rescued from the ruins. Photograph: TW Murphy/willowdesign.com

A set of photographs of Dublin in the aftermath of the Easter Rising which were commissioned by the British military governor, General Sir John Maxwel(...)

A cross which marks the place where James Connolly was executed in the stonebreakers yard in Kilmainham Gaol. Photograph: Frank Miller

The story of Kilmainham Gaol – one of the world’s largest unoccupied jails – is interwoven with that of modern Irish history. The list of inmates a(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin celebrates Mass in November at the Pro-Cathedral, a building which he says deserves note for having played an important role in the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The role of Dublin’s Catholic priests in assisting the dead and injured during the 1916 Rising is being ignored in centenary commemoration plans, Arc(...)

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at Mullaghmore Co Sligo on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Timothy Knatchbull reached back for the hand of his wife, Isabella, and clasped it tightly as they followed Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall(...)

Charles with his beloved great uncle Lord Mountbatten in July 1979: when the prince takes a tour of Classiebawn Castle he may recall the many stories Mountbatten told him about the place where he and his extended family holidayed every August. Photograph: Tim Graham/Getty Images

Visiting Mullaghmore today will be an important and reflective experience for Prince Charles.And for others too, who have memories of August 26th, 197(...)