A photograph in the collection of the National Library of Ireland shows a happy couple and their newborn child in early 1913. This staged portrait – (...)

Sara Smyth, exhibition curator and Dr Sandra Collins, eirector of the National Library of Ireland at the launch of its 1916 exhibition ‘Rising’ at the National Photographic Archive, which runs until the end of October. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Library of Ireland has launched its Easter Rising photographic collection. Some 60 photographs are included depicting scenes relating t(...)

Extras from Rebellion at filming last year. The RTÉ series is reputed to have cost €7 million to produce. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ’s managing director of television Glen Killane has said he is not concerned about the fall off in numbers watching the broadcaster’s flagship 1916(...)

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(...)

A National Library of Ireland employee is to face trial on more than 200 counts of stealing rare antique books.

A National Library of Ireland employee is to face trial on more than 200 counts of stealing rare antique books. John Nulty (37), of Portersgate Close(...)

The execution of James Connolly has a particularly poignancy in the story of the Easter Rising. He was so badly wounded in the thigh during Easter (...)

Thomas J Clarke was, at 59, the elder statesman of Irish republicanism when he was executed for his part in the Easter Rising, in 1916. The man who(...)

Éamonn Ceannt’s final letter, which he wrote in Kilmainham Gaol the night before his execution, is heartbreaking in its finality. At 2.30am on May 8th(...)

Karel Kiely: “These records were never intended for the purpose we use them today.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Enda Kenny received a “belt of a crozier” ahead of the National Library of Ireland’s recent move to provide free internet access to Catholi(...)

Ruined buildings in Dublin after the 1916 Rising

A new book featuring interviews with 25 relatives of those who fought in the Easter Rising has been launched. To Speak of Easter Week by Dr Helene O’(...)