Stonebreakers Yard at Kilmainham Gaol where 1916 Rising leaders were exectued. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Four leaders of the Easter Rising were remembered at Kilmainham Goal 100 years to the day after their execution. Joseph Mary Plunkett, a signatory t(...)

Gabriel Doherty of the School of History at UCC said that there has been an unfortunate tendency to take individual sentences, phrases and concepts from the Proclamation out of the text and interpret them as representative of the whole document. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Easter Rising Proclamation should be considered in its entirety and not parsed into its constituent parts if it is to be viewed as the foundationa(...)

Patrick Pearse’s grandnephew, Patrick Pearse and his grandson Jamie Preston, pause to look at a plaque baring his name during a ceremony to commemorate Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh, who were executed after the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Commemoration events have taken place in the Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol to mark 100 years since the start of the executions of the leaders(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and Helen Litton great-grandniece of Tom Clarke during a ceremony where the East Link bridge was renamed to Tom Clarke Bridge in Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tom Clarke, first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation, stands in Irish history alongside O’Donovan Rossa, John Devoy, and Robert Emmet, President Micha(...)

Patrick Pearse. Photograph courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland

This poem was commissioned by the Irish Writers Centre as part of the 1916 centenary celebrations. Tomorrow’s poem is A Demonstration, by Jessic(...)

**** General Post Office, Dublin “What are you here for?” an admonishing priest asks the rebels, while tending to the wounded and dying in the GPO(...)

The Government can be relieved at how well the celebrations have gone, given the apprehensions of a couple of years ago. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

In dealing with historical commemorations, the priority of the government of the day is to make them “relevant” or at the least to survive the pitfall(...)

Children from the Rainbow Drama School commemorate the children who died in the Rising, one of many events in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph:  Maxwells

The Reflecting the Rising Easter Monday event was billed as the biggest public event in Irish history and it was already a success before it even sta(...)

Brian Wright and Jane Chambless Wright at home in the former Cooracloona national school, Co Leitrim. Photograph: James Connolly

On the road between Glenfarne and Kiltyclogher in north Co Leitrim lie the remains of two perfectly ruined houses, their stone walls crumbled, their r(...)

Jacob’s Biscuit factory, Dublin at the time of the Easter Rising 1916. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Easter Monday, April 24th The rebels turn out in reduced numbers in Dublin and begin operations at noon, seizing the  General Post Offic(...)