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(...)

Lieutenant Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Easter Rising.

Shirley Mowbray never knew her uncle Arthur Neilan and was in her late teens when he died in 1944. Neither did she hear her father Dr Charles James Ne(...)

Croke Park during the performance of ‘Aiséirí’, a pageant commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising, on April 24th 1966. Photograph: RTÉ Stills Library

For those making their way to Jones’s Road for the National Football League finals on Sunday, Croke Park is promising to serve up a day out with a dif(...)

St Patrick’s Day in London: There are 660,000 Republic-born people living in Britain who will be entitled to vote, plus 1.5 million with varying degrees of Irishness in their identity. Photograph: by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The UK’s referendum on EU membership matters. It matters a lot, more even than a clutch of elections. Indeed, the potential historic significance of t(...)

Whenever Cork GAA supporters congregate in large numbers, it has become the norm for them to co-opt the national flags of countries that share their c(...)

Joshua Molloy and Omar Hussain: Both born in England and both travelled the best part of 6,000km to fight in in someone else’s war.

What is the difference between 24-year-old Joshua Molloy from Ballylinan, Co Laois, and 27-year-old Omar Hussain from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire?(...)

Thomas Clarke as an infant with his family and a tribesman in the Cape of Good Hope.

A photograph of Thomas Clarke – the first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation – as a baby in Africa in 1859 has come to light. The image shows one of(...)

Sir John Leslie at the French embassy in Dublin, where he was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 2015. Photograph: Brian Hutton/PA Wire

Sir John Leslie, one of Ireland’s last surviving second world war veterans, has died aged 99. Sir Jack, a cousin of Winston Churchill, died at home (...)

An image of Joshua Molloy from his Facebook page

“A nice young chap” is how postmistress Mary Brennan describes Joshua Molloy, the 24-year-old from Ballylinan, Co Laois, who is currently detained in (...)

Joshua Molly told a newspaper correspondent in Syria last April he was partly motivated by a desire to fight Isis

An Irish man who has been in Syria fighting against Isis has been arrested in Iraq for alleged entering the country illegally. Joshua Molly, a 24-yea(...)