As the country emerged in a somewhat uplifted mood after the commemoration of 1916, you couldn’t but be struck by the analogies between the two Irelands, of Then and Now.

(...) to commemorate the Easter Rising. As in 1907, culture was once again the site and stake of(...)

Prince Charles during a visit to the YMCA at Drumahoe, Derry. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

(...) in Bellaghy, Co Derry, and paid tribute to the dead of the Easter Rising and the First World War in(...)

Neptune House apartments, Blackrock

(...) in Dún Laoghaire as they prepared to take on the Irish rebels in the Easter Rising. The house was(...)

The Lost Letter: based on  letter to Santa  discovered up a chimney 100 years after it was written

(...). Goodbye Darling by Maria Elena Doyle, set on the fifth day of the 1916 Easter Rising, deals with the death(...)

Remembering Liam Cosgrave

(...)’s support for the suppression of the Easter Rising. In 1977, his ardfheis outbursts at “blow-ins”, some of(...)

A surveillance device was placed in the Coachman’s Inn near Dublin Airport after gardaí saw Seamus McGrane meeting another man there on a monthly basis. Image: Google Streetview

(...) your existence?” The court heard O’Coisdealbha say that in 2016, with the commemoration of the Easter(...)

Hanna  Sheehy Skeffington (left) turned the murder of her husband Francis (right) into a highly effective propaganda tool against the British

British officer in 1916 as a result of his attempts to stop looting during the Rising; prolific journalist(...)

Jean-Francois Millet’s ‘The Angelus’

(...) talents. A well-known song about the Easter Rising included the Angelus: “But the Angelus bell o’er the(...)

Russian Revolution  October 1917:  Red Square, with Stalin (right) and  Trotsky  on a podium. Photograph: Hulton Getty

(...) only exchanged in 1973. The October Revolution and the Easter Rising both, arguably, set in train the(...)

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, left, Kathleen Shannon and Kate Sheedy in their graduation robes and mortar boards, carrying a banner saying “Votes” (for women)

(...)’s exclusion from the terms of the Home Rule bill. Four years later the Easter Rising became, as suffrage(...)