Rising to the occasion

The Taoiseach’s launch in Collins Barracks of the commemoration programme for the Rising has set in train a crowded, ambitious year-long schedule to m(...)

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa pictured in New York in January 1911, during the long illness that eventually led to his death on June 29th, 1915.  Photograph: Getty Images.

A re-enactment of the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa is among an ambitious programme of events to be unveiled this week to mark the centen(...)

Taoisach Enda Kenny: had indicated that he would liked to see Queen Elizabeth visit Ireland as part of the events surrounding the 1916 commemoration. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Government has said it is now “extremely unlikely” a member of the British royal family will attend the 100th anniversary commemorations of the(...)

Do you see your grandfather or grandmother in this photograph? A total of 63 individuals have been individually numbered in the hope that they might be identified by the public. About 12 have been identified. <a href="http://www.glasnevintrust.ie/visit-glasnevin/news/the-fools-the-fools-the-fools/ODonovanRossa_PaintByNumbers.pdf"> Photograph: </a> courtesy of Glasnevin Trust.

An appeal has been issued to the public for help in identifying members of the cortege in an historic photograph of the funeral of Fenian leader O’(...)

Rare footage of Pádraig Pearse has been obtained from British Pathé. Photograph: National Archives of Ireland 0:44

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(...)

AIB GAA Football All Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-Final, OÕMoore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 15/2/2014Castlebar Mitchels vs Dr. Crokes Castlebar players celebrate at the end of the gameMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Monday’s All-Ireland senior club finals in Croke Park span the spectrum in terms of relevance to the intercounty games. It’s one of the enduri(...)

Liam Keogh (95) is one of the last surviving children of Easter Rising veterans and has kept his father’s copybook for more than 50 years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The release of the Military Service Pensions Collection will awaken many folk memories for those whose relatives were involved in the Easter Rising(...)

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(...)

Castlehaven’s Sean Cahalane and Brian Hurley

In Union Hall, they talk fish and they talk football. They talk about other bits and pieces too but you’ve really got to want it to hear it. Brian Hur(...)

Stepping over a pool of vomit in Frenchman’s Lane, Vinny Fitzpatrick pulled his hoodie over his baldy bonce, dug his flabby paws deep inside his jean (...)