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An Post has announced it will  be closing 161 post offices as part of a voluntary retirement scheme. The closures will reduce the post office network from 1,111 outlets to 950

Twelve post offices are to shut down in the coming days, An Post has said. The postal company announced on Thursday that it would be closing 161 post(...)

A paramilitary colour party marches down O’Connell Street as part of the Republican Sinn Féin 1916 parade, opposite the GPO, April 23rd, 2016.

A republican parade commemorating the Easter Rising marched down O’Connell Street this afternoon, attracting a crowd of up to 2,000 between participan(...)

The front page of the Weekly Irish Times published just after the Easter Rising

The front page of Easter Saturday’s Irish Times has been reproduced from a May 1916 edition of the Weekly Irish Times. This was a paper that appeared(...)

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 (...)

A commemorative plaque at 16 Moore Street where leaders of the 1916 Rising made the decision to surrender. Photograph: Frank Miller.

The Government is expected to publish its plans for the 1916 centenary celebrations in the coming weeks, with a public consultation process to follow(...)

Jimmy Deenihan: 1916 project discussed with Minister for Arts

Once upon a time it seemed as if everyone and their granny was in the GPO during the 1916 Rising. But times changed and so did attitudes. What some sa(...)

Devastation of Sackville Street (O’Connell Street) and Eden Quay, Dublin, during the Easter Rising. Photograph: PA

An exhibition on the 1916 Rising is to be constructed in the General Post Office, Dublin, in time for the 100th anniversary in 2016. However, concern (...)