Patrick Pearse

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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(...)

★★★★★ The theatrical centrepiece of Cork’s Midsummer Festival Sacrifice at Easter is billed as a creative collaboration between Pat Kiernan, Mel Me(...)

Love this time of year. I do. Those two words also. So prevalent these weeks at weddings. Though, in my part of the world, very many weddings now take(...)

George Berkeley: attempted to set up a college in Bermuda that would develop into a perfect Christian city

Every generation flirts with utopian ideals. A hundred years ago, we had Patrick Pearse’s nationalistic vision of a self-sustaining Ireland born of b(...)

Etáin O’Moore, principal of Ardscoil Éanna which was founded by James  O’Byrne. One of its most famous past pupils is actor Gabriel Byrne. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A secondary school founded on the principles of Patrick Pearse’s St Enda’s School is to close after 77 years. Ardscoil Éanna in Crumlin was set up (...)

Michael Jordan: “The main question a collector or investor should ask is “what is the re-saleable opportunity of this item if I have to sell it?” Photograph: Dave Cullen Photography

Michael Jordan is a jewellery auctioneer and the managing director of O’Reillys Auction Rooms at 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8, in the heart of Dublin(...)

Three generations of Thomas MacDonagh’s relatives. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

One hundred years after his execution by firing squad, the people of Cloughjordan in Co Tipperary have unveiled a statue to their native son and signa(...)

Patrick Pearse’s grandnephew, Patrick Pearse and his grandson Jamie Preston, pause to look at a plaque baring his name during a ceremony to commemorate Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh, who were executed after the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Commemoration events have taken place in the Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol to mark 100 years since the start of the executions of the leaders(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and Helen Litton great-grandniece of Tom Clarke during a ceremony where the East Link bridge was renamed to Tom Clarke Bridge in Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tom Clarke, first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation, stands in Irish history alongside O’Donovan Rossa, John Devoy, and Robert Emmet, President Micha(...)

A cross marks the place where James Connolly was executed, sitting in a chair, in the stonebreakers yard at Kilmainham Gaol. photograph: frank miller

Just after the Easter Rising finished and the executions started, The Irish Times prophesised that the rebellion would “pass into history with the equ(...)

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