Fr Joseph Mallin in 2006 at his father’s cell on the 1916 landing in Kilmainham Gaol where he visited his father on the  May 8th, 1916 , the day he was executed for his command of the Irish Citizens Army in the St Stephens Green area during the Easter Rising. Fr Malin was aged two  at the time and remembers the visit. Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins is attending a memorial mass for Fr Joseph Mallin who was the last surviving child of one of the executed leaders of the E(...)

Fr Joe Mallin,  son of the Irish patriot Michael Mallin,  views the proclamation memorial following the 1916 Commemoration Ceremony at Arbour Hill, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

In the aftermath of the Easter Rising, the British prime minister Herbert Asquith promised nationalist politicians he would publish the courts-martial(...)