Patrick Pearse’s  order of surrender is held by Stuart Cole, director at Adam’s auctioneers, at their offices in Dublin, after it failed to sell at auction.  Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA

The owner of the Patrick Pearse surrender letter which failed to sell at auction this week intends to keep it in his private collection overseas and (...)

Patrick Pearse’s surrender letter has attracted significant attention including calls for its retention within the State. Photograph: The Irish Times

A surrender letter written by Patrick Pearse in Easter Week 1916 looks set to leave Ireland after being withdrawn from auction in Dublin when bidding(...)

The Patrick Pearse letter written at Arbour Hill three days before his execution.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A surrender letter written by Patrick Pearse in Easter Week 1916 should be withdrawn from auction, a leading historian has said. Diarmaid Ferriter,(...)

Adam’s Fine Art Auctioneers  director Stuart Cole  holding the historic Patrick Pearse surrender letter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Throughout this year, hundreds of items associated with the 1916 Rising have been sold at auction in Ireland and overseas, but the top lots are only n(...)

Caravaggio, “The Taking of Christ”. On indefinite loan to the National Gallery of Ireland from the Jesuit Community, Dublin

The subject of Walter Paget’s Birth of the Irish Republic, and the future obstetrician who appeared in it (Irishman’s Diary, November 26th), brought m(...)

Are we still tied to a single narrative of our history? 1916 commemoration at the GPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Has the 1916 centenary commemoration really been a great success? Were those independent-minded media critics, normally scornful of government and al(...)

Members of the Defence Forces march past Éamon de Valera at the GPO on Easter Sunday 1966 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson

On Easter Sunday, there was a military parade past the General Post Office in Dublin, just as there had been for previous major anniversaries of the 1(...)

The flourishes of both Patrick Pearse and James Connolly are evident in 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Assessing the extent to which historic social, political, cultural and economic promises or aspirations have been delivered or reneged on could lead t(...)

A British Pathé image of IRA volunteers on patrol on Grafton Street in Dublin.

Film footage covering the Irish revolution has been colourised and put into a feature length documentary. Revolution in Colour tells the story of th(...)

Members of the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers (ARCO) conducting a Wreath Laying Ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance to remember and commemorate the participants in the 1916 Easter Rising. At the ceremony were members of the 39th Cadet Class and 40th Cadet Class who marched in the Easter Parade on  April 10th 1966. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The part played by the Defence Forces in rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean has highlighted how Ireland has taken its place among the nations of t(...)