In agreeing to attend the event organised by the Church of Ireland Historical Centenaries Working Group, First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster was anxious to make the distinction between an “event” and a “commemoration”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

First Minister Arlene Foster is to attend an event marking the Easter 1916 Rising in Dublin on Wednesday night (Feb 17th). In agreeing to attend the (...)

James Connolly’s Scottish Labour Party membership  card is  described as “in need of restoration” by a paper conservator

The Easter 1916 Rising leader James Connolly’s membership card for the Scottish Labour Party has come to light and is to be auctioned in Dublin today (...)