Sixth class pupils from Gaelscoil Eoghain Uí Thuairisc in Co Carlow with Rachel Joynt’s sculpture Dearcán na nDaoine/The People’s Acorn, which was unveiled at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In 2015 President Michael D Higgins initiated a competition to find a piece of public art which would remind future generations of how the centenary o(...)