New RIA members (from left): Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, Olivia O’Leary and Diarmaid Ferriter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is to establish a new academy for Ireland’s leading young researchers in the sciences and humanities. It will provide (...)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence Paul Kehoe said the newly-released files will shine a unique spotlight on the ‘activities undertaken by ordinary people pursuing the ambition of nationhood’.

The release of the brigade activity reports (BAR) will give an “unprecedented insight” into the history of the Irish revolution, the Minister of State(...)

On Parnell Street during RTÉ’s Reflecting the Rising in partnership with Ireland 2016: a free family event in Dublin with an enormous variety of activites. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“God save Ireland! ” bellows the man outside Eason’s. He’s handing out pamphlets with a potted history of the Rising and an exhortation to repent our (...)

 Captain Eoin Rochford from The Defence Forces Headquarters reads the Proclamationduring the 97th anniversary commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO, Dublin, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Irish schoolchildren will immerse themselves in the 1916 centenary on Proclamation Day next Tuesday and unveil their schools’ “Proclamation for a new (...)

March 10th, 1916 Arrangements were made to ensure shamrock was sent to every Irishman in the service of the British armed forces during the war. (...)

Northern Ireland  First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster chats with British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott as they attend an event to mark the 1916 Rising at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster does not believe the reference in the 1916 Proclamation about cherishing all the children of the nation(...)

Maj Willie Redmond MP joined the Royal Irish Regiment at the age of 53

February 12th, 1916 Maj Willie Redmond MP was one of the oldest serving Irish men at the front. He joined the Royal Irish Regiment at the age of 53 (...)

 Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has revealed that her grandfather signed the Ulster Covenant. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has revealed that her grandfather signed the Ulster Covenant in 1912. Robert James S(...)

Members of the Defence Forces during the first major event in Ireland to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, at Dublin Castle, January 1st, 2016. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Two of the main churches in Ireland have organised seminars on the centenary events of 2016 to take place later this month in Dublin, Belfast, and Cor(...)