Inside the GPO: Robert Ballagh’s depiction – which includes the injured James Connolly on a stretcher – is on show at Glasnevin Cemetery. Painting courtesy of the artist and of the photographer Ciaran Rooney

On April 7th, 1966, The Irish Times published a supplement to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rising. It contained this first-hand account in which (...)

Portrait of Joseph Plunkett by Mick O’Dea

Joseph Plunkett might have been a ninth at our dinner table at times. He seemed to drop in and out of the conversation effortlessly and we were all us(...)

A puppet of Vinny Byrne, one of Michael Collins’s hitmen,  in a new animated film. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

At 14, Vincent “Vinny” Byrne was one of the youngest rebels during Easter Week, 1916. The teenager found himself in Jacob’s Biscuit Factory during 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(...)

Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street). Photograph: JT Westropp courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy

There was standing room only in the basement of the National Library of Ireland for the launch of The 1916 Rising Oral History Collection. Not since(...)

Spokesman for the Save Moore Street group Damien Farrell.

Buildings at the centre of a protest in Dublin were in ruins prior to the 1916 Easter Rising and “are not historically significant,” the Department o(...)

The O’Rahilly was the head of an ancient Kerry clan and noted republican who wrote to the Navan Board of Guardians deploring the arrest of fellow volunteers

A daily notebook, Monday to Friday, recalling the events of the day 100 years ago leading to the Easter Rising and a noticeboard for the commemoration(...)

Easter 1916: British troops at a barricade. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty

Samuel Henry Lomas was born in November 1879 in the Derbyshire village of Tideswell, in England. He was the son of a coal agent whose wife was alre(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina viewing the military archives with Cmdt Padraic Kennedy after a State ceremony to mark the centenary of the founding of the Irish Volunteers, Óglaigh na hÉireann, in the Garden of Remembrance. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Volunteers which were founded 100 years looked to an “Irishness beyond their own welfare”, President Michael D Higgins has said. At t(...)

Members of the Save Moore Street  campaign enter Number 16 Moore Street where the last headquarters of the Provisional Government  was based during the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí/The Irish Times

Campaigners have called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to take urgent steps to save the buildings that housed the last headquarters of the Provisional Gov(...)