Easter Rising

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Prof Roy Foster has welcomed the ‘come-all-ye’ approach to centenary events for the Easter Rising. Photograph: Oxford University

The 1,800 events planned for next year’s Easter Rising commemorations have won approval from an unlikely source. Historian Roy Foster, whose work has(...)

Google launched the 2016 edition of its Doodle 4 Google competition on Monday, which is to focus on themes such as Our Home, Our Story, Our Identity and Our Journey as the nation prepares to reflect on the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising. Photograph: Google

Schoolchildren of all ages are being invited to submit centenary-themed artwork for next year’s 1916 commemorations as part of the annual Doodle 4 Goo(...)

Michael Collins, who was sent to Frongoch in Wales following the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Hulton Archive

President Michael D Higgins has been invited to the Welsh village of Frongoch next year to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. Frongoch, which(...)

Elsie McDermid’s letter to her mother describing Dublin during the Easter Rising begins: “We are living in stirring times. I am writing this to be posted if there is any post office left.” File photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A dramatic eyewitness account of the Easter Rising as seen by a visiting opera singer has been made public for the first time. Elsie McDermid, a popu(...)

Artist and chairman of the Ireland Institute has welcomed the Government’s Rising centenary  plans but said that he will not attend  next year’s GPO parade due to ‘conscientious objections’. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Robert Ballagh has said he is delighted with the Government’s announcement of 1916 commemorative events for next year, and believes lessons have been (...)

Photographs by T.W Murphy/ Willow Press

Photographs depicting the aftermath of the Easter Rising are being made public for the first time in more than 95 years. The photographs were taken(...)

 Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has launched UCD’s programme for the Easter Rising centenary. The programme includes a major  conference providing a global context for the events of 1916.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

UCD is to host a major interdisciplinary conference next year on the Easter Rising’s global context. The conference is one of at least 25 events the u(...)

 Actor Liam Neeson, who will narrate the Easter Rising documentary The Irish Rebellion. The   documentary’s premier will be simulcasted in Irish embassies across the world to local audiences.  Photograph: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

A €2.8 million documentary that will be the centrepiece of the television coverage of the Easter Rising centenary will be screened simultaneously in I(...)

David McCullagh and Keelin Shanley, pictured at Wynn’s Hotel using a sepia technique. The presenters will be among those introducing a series of talks. Photograph: Ray McManus

O’Connell Street will be closed to traffic on Easter Monday as RTÉ stages a celebration of everyday life 100 years ago, with the aid of hundreds of v(...)

Manning the barricades during the Easter Rising – “independence was secured by violent struggle, in which most of those killed were Irish”. – Photograph:   Walter Doughty, the Manchester Guardian’s first staff photographer.

The Easter Rising was indeed the catalyst for the creation of an independent Irish State, as Ronan Fanning wrote in the concluding article of The Iris(...)

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