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(...)

Willie Pearse, the brother of Patrick, was the only one of those who were executed to have pleaded guilty at his court martial. Willie Pearse was tr(...)

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(...)

“1916 always seemed like this huge mythical thing for me”: Jimmy Sheeran and John Colbert

History always remembers the big events and the important names, but the stories of the bit players should not be forgotten. This viewpoint was the st(...)

Sir  Douglas Haig. He  reports artillery activity at several points on the western front, and air raids by German aircraft at Hazebrouck and St-Omer

January 11th, 1916 Russian general Yudenich launches winter offensive and advances west. Sir Douglas Haig (pictured) reports artillery activity at se(...)

Joe Kelly, who fought in the GPO in 1916, ended up back on duty there in the 1940s when he got a job as a doorman. He died in 1969. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The son of a Dubliner who fought in the GPO in the 1916 Rising has said that if families are excluded from the 2016 commemoration they should conside(...)

Patrick Pearse was 36 when a British firing squad executed him in Dublin on May 3rd, 1916. David Thornley was the same age in 1971, when he wrote abou(...)