A British Pathé image of IRA volunteers on patrol on Grafton Street in Dublin.

Film footage covering the Irish revolution has been colourised and put into a feature length documentary. Revolution in Colour tells the story of th(...)

Former minister for communications  Alex White has accused Sinn Féin of having ‘very little impact’ on the Easter Rising commemorations. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has made “very little impact” on the Easter Rising commemorations, a former Labour minister has said. Former minister for communications A(...)

President Michael D Higgins, at the state ceremony in honour of Patrick Pearse at St Enda’s and the new permanent Pearse Exhibition in The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has criticised Irish historical revisionism which sought to link Patrick Pearse with the IRA violence of the 1970s. He s(...)

Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa on his death bed in New York. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A 90-minute documentary on the life and legacy of Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, made by two of his great grandsons, is to be shown at the Ga(...)

 Mick O’Dea’s portrait of Eamon de Valera. In Tom Murphy’s An Aspect of the Rising, the prostitute  works herself into erotic ecstasies by unleashing a torrent of blistering invective towards the Long Fellow. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Of all the myths of Easter 1916, perhaps the most misleading is that the Rising was relentlessly mythologised. That may have been true in the politic(...)

The first word in the Irish name for the Easter Rising is mispelled with the word ‘Éirí’ appearing with the síneadh fada placed incorrectly in the text and reading ‘Eírí’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Glasnevin Cemetery is to correct an error on the “Remembrance Wall” listing the dead of 1916 after misspelling the Irish wording on the monument. The(...)

  Cpt Peter Kelleher from the 27th Infantry Battalion reading the Proclamation at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

‘Poblacht na hÉireann”: The speaker of these words, standing in front of Dublin’s General Post Office and reading from a proclamation, the ink was bar(...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

Eoin Mac Neill with sons Brian and Niall in 1917.

In December, an original copy of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic was sold for £305,000 (€420,000) by Sotheby’s, an amount far above its £(...)

From left, Minister for Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys, Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhalaigh, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins, at the Centenary Commemoration of the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa, at Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

How do you prefer our long-dead Irish Fenians? Revered or reviled? The danger of commemoration is that such will be the crude and reductive menu of ch(...)

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