Dorothea De Courcy Wheeler Findlater (106), at home in south Dublin. Her father Henry De Courcy Wheeler was staff captain to General William Lowe who took the surrender from Patrick Pearse. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dorothea “Doris” Findlater is probably the only person left alive who remembers the Easter Rising. Now 106, she was six when the rebellion broke out(...)

 Protesters wearing masks of Enda Kenny  and Micheál Martin.  The difficulties of bringing the two parties together are underrated. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On August 12th, 1927, Fianna Fáil TDs took their seats in the Dáil. After the assassination of minister for justice Kevin O’Higgins the previous month(...)

Detail of the  copy of the Proclamation for auction through Whyte’s, estimate €150,000-€250,000

For collectors – and sellers – of 1916 Rising memorabilia, this is the moment of truth. With centenary commemorations just a fortnight away, the first(...)

Medals belonging to  Bridget Connolly, who served in the 1916 Rising and War of Independence, which sold at auction for $7,250 in New York on Thursday

Leading items failed to sell at a major auction of Easter Rising memorabilia in New York, including the medals later awarded to Seán T O’Kelly, a for(...)

Medals awarded to Seán T O’Kelly, one of the Volunteers who was in the GPO and who later became the second president of Ireland, will be auctioned in New York next Thursday, with an estimate of $12,000-$15,000

Cometh the hour, cometh the auctioneer. After much anticipation, collectors of 1916 Rising memorabilia will discover the real value of their mementoes(...)

Exploring Ireland’s postcolonial archictural identity: architect John McLaughlin and academic Gary Boyd. Photograph: Alice Clancy

While a Modernist revival arose during the Tiger’s cub years, fostered by the new breed of architecture, Ireland is not often associated with the ori(...)

Copy of the 1916 Proclamation reputedly taken out of the GPO by James Ryan. It is due to be auctioned in Dublin in April.

A copy of the 1916 Proclamation, reputedly salvaged from the burning ruins of the GPO by the medical officer to the rebels, has come to light and is t(...)

Former president Seán T O’Kelly inspecting a guard of honour outside the GPO in 1957.

One of the largest Easter Rising collections to be put up for sale in decades will be auctioned later this month in New York, including medals awarded(...)

The medals of former president of Ireland Seán T O’Kelly against the pennant carried on the president’s car. Photograph: Spink

Dozens of medals awarded to Volunteers who fought in the Easter Rising and the War of Independence are to be auctioned this month in New York. The (...)

Jimmy Wren, who has written a book, The GPO Garrison Easter Week 1916, at his home in Donnycarney. On the wall is a group photograph of Rising participants,  taken in 1936. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In Jimmy Wren’s north Dublin home, there’s a dated black-and-white photograph in the hall showing about 300 people. The image is shallow but very wide(...)