Cumann

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A Cumann na mBan protest outside Mountjoy prison during the  War of Independence. Kathleen Mary Napoli was informed she was not eligible for a pension because she was not a member of the organisation

A woman whose work was considered vital in countering British propaganda during the War of Independence was turned down for both a pension and a war m(...)

President Michael D Higgins looks on as pupils at Scoil Bhride perform a set dance during his visit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school’s foundation.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins joined 450 students and former pupils of Scoil Bhríde to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s first Gaelscoil (...)

Thomas Clarke as an infant with his family and a tribesman in the Cape of Good Hope.

A photograph of Thomas Clarke – the first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation – as a baby in Africa in 1859 has come to light. The image shows one of(...)

 The Irish flag is lowered outside the GPO by army personnel. RTÉ has released  50 audio and visual recordings from its archives to coincide with the centenary of the Rising.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The RTÉ drama Rebellion is noteworthy for its portrayal of women as being front and centre of the fighting during the Easter Rising, but the real wome(...)

Sarah Greene as May in RTÉ’s 1916 drama ‘Rebellion’.

The creator of RTÉ’s 1916 Rising drama Rebellion has said that he did not deliberately set out to write a drama with women as the central characters, (...)

Spokesman for the Save Moore Street group Damien Farrell.

Buildings at the centre of a protest in Dublin were in ruins prior to the 1916 Easter Rising and “are not historically significant,” the Department o(...)

Mary Deegan Kavanagh with a medal belonging to her aunt Maire Deegan, a member of Cumann na mBan, at the ceremony to mark the centenary of the foundation of Cumann na mBan at Glasnevin Cemetery yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish people are “called forth to fulfil a new promise” and to build new relations that our predecessors could on(...)

Officer in charge of military archives Commandant Padraic Kennedy studies files in the reading room at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The widow who married one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising on the night before he was executed was refused a pension in her own right. Grace Gifford (...)

Members of the Save Moore Street  campaign enter Number 16 Moore Street where the last headquarters of the Provisional Government  was based during the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí/The Irish Times

Campaigners have called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to take urgent steps to save the buildings that housed the last headquarters of the Provisional Gov(...)