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(...)

Irish Volunteers and one Irish Citizen Army member inside the GPO 1916. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives, Cathal Brugha barracks www.militaryarchives.ie

Tuesday, April 25th, 1916 Government forces arrive in the city by train overnight from Belfast and the Curragh. Machine-gun  fire  (...)

Portrait of Edward Daly by Mick O’Dea

  Edward Daly Supported by his Uncle James, Edward “Ned” Daly was educated in Limerick before moving to Dublin, in 1913, to stay with his si(...)

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(...)

The Easter Rising was the seminal moment in Irish history. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The planned evening event for 1916 relatives and the search for a venue to accommodate such large numbers announced this week is a belated though welc(...)

Hard times: Henryk Piotrowski. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

It used to be easy enough to find Henryk Piotrowski. Even in the rough and tumble world of homelessness his days were carefully measured out in visits(...)