Eamon Ceannt

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Michael Collins at the launch of the Dáil loan, surrounded by many prominent figures from the Irish revolution including the mother of Patrick Pearse and the widows of Tom Clarke and Eamon Ceannt. Source: Irish Film Institute

On April 4th, 1919, Michael Collins’s motion to Dáil Éireann to approve a £250,000 Dáil loan was approved. Nothing was left to chance by the newly a(...)

Nicky Kelly, who was arrested in connection with the Sallins train robbery. a crime he had no part in. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The celebrated civil rights lawyer Paul O’Dwyer had done everything he could to persuade a desperately homesick Nicky Kelly, who had been sentenced to(...)

Members of the 1916 Sackville Street Art Project: from left, Miriam Griffin, Sharon Harris-Byrne and Ciara O’Keeffe. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The centenary celebrations have been organised around the key names in the history books. James Connolly, Thomas Clarke, Patrick Pearse, Joseph Plunke(...)

Portrait of Tom Clarke by Mick O’Dea

Unlike Patrick Pearse – the historic face of 1916 – Tom Clarke remains a relatively unknown member of the Provisional Government that instigated the E(...)

English politician and writer Augustine Birrell (1850 - 1933) when chief secretary for Ireland. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In October 1914 the writer George Russell (AE) wrote to his friend Charles Weekes, who had asked him why he was scared about Ireland: “I can hardly(...)

The community programme of the 1916 commemorations will be launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More than 1,800 events have been confirmed for next year’s Easter Rising commemorations. The public’s response to a call for events to be organised (...)

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the leaders of the Fenian movement, photographed shortly before  his death. Photograph: Getty Image.

The leaders of the Easter Rising including Padraig Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas McDonagh were closely monitored in the run up to the Jeremiah O’Do(...)