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They don’t make them like Rod Stewart anymore. Fifty-four years after an idle bit of harmonica-playing at Twickenham Station led to his first professi(...)

The medal awarded to Joseph Plunkett has a reserve of €50,000.

The Easter Rising medal posthumously awarded to Joseph Plunkett, one of the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation, is to go on sale with a much-r(...)

President Michael D Higgins at a ceremony in March 2016 in the Stone Breakers’ yard in Kilmainham Gaol where 15 rebels were executed in 1916. Photograph: Eric Luke

Kilmainham Gaol is a dark place. The sunlight leaves visitors squinting as they emerge from the dim corridors into the exercise yard outside. For the(...)

A raffle will take place to allocate a limited number of tickets which will provide entry to Áras an Uachtaráin, the presidential home of Michael D Higgins (pictured)  and his wife Sabina, on Friday, 16th September to mark Culture Night. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Áras an Uachtaráin will open its doors to the public as part of Culture Night 2016. It was announced on Monday that a raffle will take place to allo(...)

Stonebreakers Yard at Kilmainham Gaol where 1916 Rising leaders were exectued. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Four leaders of the Easter Rising were remembered at Kilmainham Goal 100 years to the day after their execution. Joseph Mary Plunkett, a signatory t(...)

Jillian Godsill, High School Past Pupil,  Padraig Allen, Aschivist at St John Ambulance and Ciara O’Keeffe, the Ceramic Artist who created the Sackville Street Art Project. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In February last year ceramic artist Ciara O’Keeffe heard the Jim McCann song Grace for the first time. She realised she knew nothing about the subj(...)

The front page of the Weekly Irish Times published just after the Easter Rising

The front page of Easter Saturday’s Irish Times has been reproduced from a May 1916 edition of the Weekly Irish Times. This was a paper that appeared(...)

Portrait of Joseph Plunkett by Mick O’Dea

Joseph Plunkett might have been a ninth at our dinner table at times. He seemed to drop in and out of the conversation effortlessly and we were all us(...)

Martin McGuinness has re-iterated his commitment to Sinn Féin holding a commemoration later this year for the Irishmen who died in the first World War. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has re-iterated his commitment to the party holding a commemoration later this year for the thousands of Irishmen who di(...)

Joseph Mary Plunkett: his German passport shows him almost skeletal, with a clear lump on his neck. Photograph courtesy National Library of Ireland

The article below is one of a series of seven. The National Library has released collections of documents relating to each of the seven signatories o(...)

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