Easter Rising

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Dublin City Council’s   excavation of an area outside City Hall failed   to find a rifle from the 1916 Rising that had been thrown down from the roof by rebels at the time. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

An archaeological search for a rifle from the Easter Rising, thought to be lodged in a small gap between buildings at City Hall for the past century, (...)

A photograph of Willie Halpin (right)  before the Rising when he was in the Irish Citizen Army. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An archaeological search will take place at City Hall to search for a rifle from the Easter Rising, thought to be lodged in a small gap between buildi(...)

Eileen Quinn, Thomas Ashe’s niece, with her son Gregory Quinn at the State commemoration in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the centenary of his death. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The graves of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and Thomas Ashe lie back-to-back in the republican plot at Glasnevin Cemetery. Their deaths, the former in Au(...)

Crowds outside the GPO in Dublin in the aftermath of the Easter Rising. The details of the national conference on the 1916 Easter Rising have been announced. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The details of the national conference on the 1916 Easter Rising have been announced. The conference is one of the last setpiece events of the centen(...)

A raffle will take place to allocate a limited number of tickets which will provide entry to Áras an Uachtaráin, the presidential home of Michael D Higgins (pictured)  and his wife Sabina, on Friday, 16th September to mark Culture Night. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Áras an Uachtaráin will open its doors to the public as part of Culture Night 2016. It was announced on Monday that a raffle will take place to allo(...)

Former minister for communications  Alex White has accused Sinn Féin of having ‘very little impact’ on the Easter Rising commemorations. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has made “very little impact” on the Easter Rising commemorations, a former Labour minister has said. Former minister for communications A(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD speaks at the Sinn Fein 1916 commemoration at Milltown Cemetery, Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Divisions must be healed and sectarianism ended to realise the vision of 1916, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said at the Easter Rising centenary par(...)

Joseph Mary Plunkett, director of of military operations for the Irish Volunteers during the Easter Rising.

For the last century mystery has surrounded the reason why Joseph Mary Plunkett was appointed director of military operations for the Irish Volunteers(...)

 Mary Murray, Caitriona Ennis and Ian Toner in ‘Wild Sky’ which was commissioned by Meath County Council. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

A single line uttered by a character bewildered by the chaos of the 1916 Easter Rising conveys the turmoil, excitement and defiance depicted in a new (...)

The site of Easter Rising headquarters on Moore Street in Dublin.  File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Restoration work has begun on the site of the final headquarters of the Easter Rising rebels on Moore Street in Dublin ahead of next year’s centenary (...)

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