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 Crowds attend the ‘standing down’ ceremony for the Haunting Soldier, in St Stephens Green, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It was billed as the people’s farewell to the Haunting Soldier, the giant installation made of scrap metal which has galvanised many into remembrance (...)

 Grace Lynch, grandniece of Eugene Lynch, an eight-year-old killed in the Easter Rising, at his grave in Goldenbridge Cemetery which was on Friday marked by a headstone for the first time.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

On the Friday of Easter Week 1916, eight-year-old Eugene Lynch was playing outside his family’s home on Vincent’s Street in Inchicore, Dublin. A tri(...)

Chris Patten will speak about his recently released biography ‘First Confession: A Sort of Memoir’. Photograph: David Levenson/Bloomberg

The former governor of Hong Kong and British cabinet minister Chris Patten will be among the speakers at the Dublin Festival of History next month. M(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross. “The grandest panjandrum in contemporary Irish politics.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

At Ennis District Court last week, Judge Patrick Durcan, a former Fine Gael politician, excoriated broadcaster Joe Duffy “and all the great panjandrum(...)

 Great-nieces of Bridget Stewart (11), who died in 1916, attend the commemoration ceremony. Deirdre Billane, Marie Connolly, Lilla Peppard, Annette Delaney and Doreen Boylan were among those there. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Forty children who lost their lives during the Easter Rising were remembered in Glasnevin Cemetery yesterday. Some 300 people gathered at the cemeter(...)

Bob Geldof and Van Morrison in A Fanatic Heart, a biography of WB Yeats

‘The 1916 commemoration on O’Connell Street was like a bad North Korea-type military parade with emotionally overblown television coverage” – no, not(...)

The Rev Bridget Spain, Prof Mary Daly Royal Irish Academy and broadcaster Joe Duffy at the Unitarian Church St Stephens Green where a reading of all those who died around Easter 1916 took place. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A reading of the names of all the dead of Easter Week 1916 took place at Dublin’s Unitarian Church on Friday, including 40 children under 17. Broadc(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin performs the washing of the feet ceremony at Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. Pope Francis said in January the Holy Thursday ritual should no longer be limited to men and boys. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Unitarian Church on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin will hold separate services today to commemorate the dead of 1916 and the Northern Ireland confli(...)

Mary Lou McDonald, seen here with Sinn Féin party leader Gerry Adams: Ms McDonald said she knew nothing about the Garda search of Jonathan Dowdall’s home. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A former Sinn Féin councillor who advised deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald before leaving the party last year amid claims he was being bullied has con(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin,  Dr Michael Jackson:  Everyone in Ireland with a shared interest in a different future should be alert “to the repercussions of the abuse of memory and commemoration from within our fractured history”, he said. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

People in the Republic may still not be aware how 1966 commemorations of the Easter Rising alienated people of a different identity in Northern Irelan(...)

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