Thomas Kent:  executed by firing squad in the prison yard of what was then Cork Military Detention Barracks on the morning of May 9th, 1916, after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

It may have taken almost a century, but when 1916 Easter Rising martyr Thomas Kent was reinterred in his family vault in Castlelyons in Co Cork last (...)

Canadian ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers wrestles with  protester Brian Murphy (left) during a State ceremony to remember the British soldiers who died during the 1916 Easter Rising at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Canadian prime minster Justin Trudeau has said he will consider the issue of ambassador Kevin Vickers tackling a protester at a ceremony in Dublin if (...)

Building site: workmen lay concrete at the Gresham Hotel on O’Connell Street, 1926-7. Photograph: Dartmouth Building Works Collection/courtesy Irish Architectural Archive

A hundred years ago, at the end of May 1916, what was then called Sackville Street lay in smouldering ruins. Intensive shelling had left the street –(...)

 Kevin Vickers Ambassador of Canada to Ireland (wearing light coloured mac jacket) tackles Brian Murphy as he attempted to disrupt proceedings during a State ceremony to remember the British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising. Photograph: Collins

The protester who was grabbed by Canadian ambassador Kevin Vickers who assisted in his removal from a commemoration service for British soldiers, has (...)

A protester is removed from the State ceremonial event marking the deaths of British Soldiers in the Easter Rising, at Grangegorman military cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Canadian ambassador to Ireland was involved in helping to arrest a man who disrupted a commemoration service on Thursday for British soldiers kill(...)

Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin. There are 613 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war including soldiers killed during the Rising

As many as 125 soldiers of the British army died during the Easter Rising. They came from every part of Ireland, as well as England, Wales, Scotland a(...)

 Katherine Nolan performing at Future Histories at Kilmainham Gaol on Saturday. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne

Kilmainham Gaol has opened its doors to the public as a performance space. The picturesque setting of the East Wing of the jail resonated to the ang(...)

Etáin O’Moore, principal of Ardscoil Éanna which was founded by James  O’Byrne. One of its most famous past pupils is actor Gabriel Byrne. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A secondary school founded on the principles of Patrick Pearse’s St Enda’s School is to close after 77 years. Ardscoil Éanna in Crumlin was set up (...)

 Former attorney general Paul Gallagher has said the Easter  1916 Rising should not be celebrated. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The 1916 Rising “cannot be justified by what happened in retrospect”, former Fianna Fáil attorney general Paul Gallagher has said, arguing the leaders(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will attend a number of official events to mark the events of 1916 and the role of Irish-America in the Rising. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to travel to Washington DC on Tuesday to attend the biggest events outside Dublin to commemorate the Easter Rising. Mr Kenny(...)