Thomas Kent:  executed by firing squad in the prison yard of what was then Cork Military Detention Barracks on the morning of May 9th, 1916, after he was found guilty of armed rebellion

It may have taken almost a century, but when 1916 Easter Rising martyr Thomas Kent was reinterred in his family vault in Castlelyons in Co Cork last (...)

Gabriel Doherty of the School of History at UCC said that there has been an unfortunate tendency to take individual sentences, phrases and concepts from the Proclamation out of the text and interpret them as representative of the whole document. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Easter Rising Proclamation should be considered in its entirety and not parsed into its constituent parts if it is to be viewed as the foundationa(...)

A file image from September 2015 showing the remains of Commandant Thomas Kent lying in state at St. Michael’s Garrison church, Collins Barracks before a State funeral. Thomas Kent was one of the 16 men executed in 1916 following the Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish patriot Thomas Kent believed a republic was morally superior to a monarchy, a 1916 Rising commemorative event in Cork was told on Saturday. Un(...)

Martin Mansergh: Proclamation was a “pledge of non-discrimination to the religious minority, not an early harbinger of Educate Together”. Photograph: David Sleator

The most quoted phrase in the Proclamation, “cherishing all of the children of the nation equally”, should not be interpreted as referring to a moder(...)

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the leaders of the Fenian movement in Ireland, photographed shortly before he died in New York. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

As the State prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa at the weekend, O’Donovan Rossa’s champio(...)

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the leaders of the Fenian movement, died in New York in 1915. File photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The legacy of Fenian, Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and his influence on Irish nationalism is to be examined at a history conference in his native west Cor(...)

File photo of the RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed on May 7th, 1915, by a German U-boat en route from New York to Liverpool and sank with the loss of some 1,200 lives. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The sinking of the RMS Lusitania and its role in bringing the United States into the first World War is among the subjects to be examined at a histori(...)

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa pictured in New York in January 1911, during the long illness that eventually led to his death on June 29th, 1915.  Photograph: Getty Images.

A re-enactment of the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa is among an ambitious programme of events to be unveiled this week to mark the centen(...)

Re-enactments of historical events associated with the Easter 1916 Rising in Cork are  planned for this year as part of preparations for  the 100th anniversary of the rebellion next year. Photograph: Getty

Re-enactments of historical events associated with the Easter 1916 Rising in Cork are being planned for this year as part of preparations for a more (...)

This collection brings us up to date with more recent research on Home Rule. Future volumes in the series promise to do likewise for the other events (...)