President Michael D Higgins speaking with Thomas Kent’s nieces Kathleen Kent and Prudence Riordan and his grandnephew Michael Riordan, after Kent’s State funeral. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland needs people who believe in their community, their country and in putting others before themselves, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told mourners at the (...)

Thomas (left) and William Kent being marched by British soldiers across Fermoy bridge in May 1916

The brother of Thomas Kent was turned down for a payment from the State despite being involved in the shooting incident which led to his arrest and la(...)

Portrait of Rising rebel Thomas Kent.

The remains of Thomas Kent will be brought to St Michael’s Garrison Church in Collins Barracks at 3.45pm today. About 80 members of the Kent family - (...)

Thomas Kent (left) and William Kent being marched by British soldiers across Fermoy Bridge in May 1916

The decision of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to deliver the graveside oration at the state funeral of Thomas Kent tomorrow is a clear signal of the Government(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the State was pleased to be able to offer the honour of State funeral to the descendants of Thomas Kent (above), who was executed in Cork Prison, the Victoria Barracks in May 1916.

The Government is to hold a State funeral for Thomas Kent - one of only two people executed outside of Dublin in 1916 - after DNA testing confirmed th(...)

Thomas Kent: was executed by firing squad on May 9th, 1916 after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

Archaeologists have begun preparatory work on a site at Cork Prison where the remains of a man executed after the 1916 Easter Rising are believed to b(...)

Re-enactments of historical events associated with the Easter 1916 Rising in Cork are  planned for this year as part of preparations for  the 100th anniversary of the rebellion next year. Photograph: Getty

Re-enactments of historical events associated with the Easter 1916 Rising in Cork are being planned for this year as part of preparations for a more (...)