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(...)

The 1916 Memorial Wall in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

Vandals have thrown paint over the remembrance wall erected last year in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. The tr(...)

Nancy Dillon from Dublin and about 60 members of her extended family attended the ceremony.  Photograph: Elaine Edwards

A 95-year-old woman laid a wreath on Saturday at the grave of the father she never knew, who was shot dead by British forces along with 13 other civil(...)

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(...)

Wall of Remembrance  at Glasnavin Cemetery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Mary King held her smartphone close to one name, that of Timothy Spellman, on the necrology Wall of Remembrance in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, and t(...)

At Glasnevin Cemetery laying a wreath at the grave of Michael McWhite, an Irish citizen who fought for France during the first World War  and was awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the French government for his bravery, were from left: John Green, Chairman Glasnevin Trust;  Jean-Pierre Thebault, ambassador of France to Ireland; Laurent Somon, chairman of the Departmental Council of the Somme;  Jean-Marc Todeschini, French Minister of State for Remembrance and the Veterans, and Colonel Antoine de Loustal,  Defence Attaché. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The fallen Irish of the first World War were remembered on Wednesday at an Armistice Day wreath laying ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. It wa(...)

Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Some time between 9am-10am on January 4th, 1913, Christopher Leonard (24), a labourer and married man with five children, climbed down a manhole at Du(...)

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the leaders of the Fenian movement in Ireland, photographed shortly before he died in New York. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

As the State prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa at the weekend, O’Donovan Rossa’s champio(...)

Fenian  Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa  in New York.  President Michael D Higgins will inaugurate a series of events to mark the centenary of his  death. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins will inaugurate a series of events to mark the centenary of the death of the Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. Mr Higgins w(...)

 President Michael D Higgins  speaking at the ceremony for the  unveiling of the Monumental Cross of Sacrifice at Glasnevin Cemetery to commemorate the thousands of soldiers from Ireland who died in the first and second World Wars. Photograph:  Alan Betson

A phrase in President Michael D Higgins’ speech captured, perhaps better than any other, the feelings of many of those who yesterday witnessed the ded(...)

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