1916

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Then British ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott lays a wreath, at the State event marking the deaths of British soldiers in the Easter Rising, at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin in May. Photograph: Eric Luke

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has praised the commemorations for the Easter Rising saying they “struck exactly the right note”. Mr Johnson(...)

Patrick Honohan says Ireland has relied disproportionately on a small set of subsectors over the years, such as IT, pharma and software. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

(...) reminded that Ireland’s economic development since 1916 has been marked by recurrent crises. Indeed(...)

Tom Kettle, Irish Patriot, Essayist, Poet and British Soldier, died 100 years ago on September 9th

It is 100 years since Lieut Tom Kettle was killed leading his men from the 9th Royal Dublin Fusiliers over the top during the Battle of Ginchy. He (...)

The Barracks Life Room at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin.  Over 1m people have visited the National Museum of Ireland’s four sites since the start of this year. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

(...) start of this year, as a result of the interest in the 1916 commemoration exhibits. This is the sixth(...)

Commemorations have taken place to remember the Irish who liberated the French village of Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. Photograph: Irish embassy in Paris

(...) occurred on September 3rd, 1916. The green space around the church in the village was festooned with(...)

John Redmond, like Adams looked for “interim and transitional” arrangements leading to a united Ireland.

(...) possibilities of any arrangement with Ulster diminished. The Lloyd George initiative of 1916 was possibly the(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking at the Beal na Blath commemoration, Co. Cork Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

(...) conversation about the 1916 centenary going, but with a twist. Next month’s Dublin Festival of History, for(...)

A statue of Sir Thomas Moore being moved in Dublin city centre in May 2014. It is to be reinstated later this year.  File photograph: Donncha Ó Dúlaing/TII

(...) following the 1916 Rising will be highlighted at a seminar in Dublin to mark Heritage Week. Road Rail and(...)

At the wreath-placing ceremony to mark the shooting dead of Constable  James O’Brien, the first casualty of Rising,  was  his great, great grandson, Michael O’Sullivan from Listowel, Co Kerry. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The State-organised 1916 commemorations have been widely seen as a success, encouraging pride in(...)

 An event marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Government was embarrassed by Irish history and that it intended to sanitise what happened in 1916. Mr(...)

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