Sara Smyth, exhibition curator and Dr Sandra Collins, eirector of the National Library of Ireland at the launch of its 1916 exhibition ‘Rising’ at the National Photographic Archive, which runs until the end of October. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Library of Ireland has launched its Easter Rising photographic collection. Some 60 photographs are included depicting scenes relating t(...)

 The Irish flag is lowered outside the GPO by army personnel. RTÉ has released  50 audio and visual recordings from its archives to coincide with the centenary of the Rising.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The RTÉ drama Rebellion is noteworthy for its portrayal of women as being front and centre of the fighting during the Easter Rising, but the real wome(...)

The execution of James Connolly has a particularly poignancy in the story of the Easter Rising. He was so badly wounded in the thigh during Easter (...)

Thomas J Clarke was, at 59, the elder statesman of Irish republicanism when he was executed for his part in the Easter Rising, in 1916. The man who(...)

A chef surveys the water level outside Cryan’s restaurant, in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Shannon-on-Carrick, the joke was funny the first time around, but the humour has been replaced with more sombre reflection. Carrick-on-Shannon has f(...)

Éamonn Ceannt’s final letter, which he wrote in Kilmainham Gaol the night before his execution, is heartbreaking in its finality. At 2.30am on May 8th(...)

English politician and writer Augustine Birrell (1850 - 1933) when chief secretary for Ireland. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In October 1914 the writer George Russell (AE) wrote to his friend Charles Weekes, who had asked him why he was scared about Ireland: “I can hardly(...)

Stalls outside the Plunket building on Moore Street in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin city councillors have voted to protect five more buildings on Moore Street associated with the Easter Rising for their national historical impo(...)

Screenshot from the National Archives web site detailing the extent of surveillance on the leaders of the Easter Rising.

Secret police files detailing the extent of surveillance on the leaders of the Easter Rising have been made available to the public for the first time(...)

Martin McElhinney’s goal came in injury-time at the end of the first half as Donegal went in ahead of Tyrone at the break in their Ulster SFC clash in Ballybofey. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Seán Moran: When Donegal get ahead, they stay ahead Under new management Donegal’s talent for front-running remains intact. Sunday’s Ulster pre(...)