On the set of the new Irish movie The Flag which is a comedy from the same creative team behind Pure Mule and Eden.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Unlike thousands of others who claimed to have been there, Harry Walpole really was in the GPO during Easter Week 1916. It says so in a statement h(...)

The corrected memorial wall at Glasnevin cemetery. The fada was originally over the first ‘i’ not the ‘E’  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Glasnevin Trust has corrected the errant fada on its recently unveiled memorial wall and also defended its decision to list a member of the Irish Vol(...)

Shelia O’Leary (94) at the 1916  commemoration parade  outside the GPO in  Dublin. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Among the thousands of relatives who attended yesterday’s Easter Sunday parade, none were positioned closer to the GPO than 94-year-old Sheila O’Leary(...)

The Save Moore Street 2016 campaigners celebrate the High Court verdict designating the street as a national monument. Photograph: Alan Betson

If it wasn’t for the National Graves Association, along with relatives of those involved in the 1916 Rising, the Save 16 Moore Street campaign and som(...)

Patrick Pearse portrait by Mick O’Dea

In his 36 years Patrick Pearse contributed more to Irish society than might be conventionally sufficient to warrant him long-term posthumous attention(...)

Easter Rising 1916: Commemorative periods prompt much propaganda and education is essential to counteract it.

The Children and the Revolution supplement published in the Irish Times this week, along with the launch of the government’s 2016 education programme (...)

Michael Collins addresses a Dublin crowd at College Green after signing the Treaty establishing the Free State in 1922.  Photograph: Hulton Archive

For those who played an active role in the War of Independence from 1916 to 1921, the Civil War of 1922 to 1923 brought many of their aspirations and (...)

View of Sing Sing, a vault at Kilquane Cemetery, Knockraha, Co Cork, used by the IRA for holding prisoners during the War of Independence. Photograph:  Gerard Murphy

A controversial thesis that the killing of some 13 Protestants by members of the IRA in West Cork in April 1922 during the truce was sectarian has bee(...)

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