Patrick Pearse. Photograph courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland

This poem was commissioned by the Irish Writers Centre as part of the 1916 centenary celebrations. Tomorrow’s poem is A Demonstration, by Jessic(...)

Soldiers in formation during the State religious ceremony to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising leaders at Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The “nobility and the courage” of those who had given their lives for Irish freedom was recalled at a memorial Mass to mark the actual centenary of th(...)

Patrick Pearse:  as a product of his time he would have “hated” the idea of same-sex marriage.

Suffering from commemoration fatigue? Don’t worry, the decade of centenaries programme has only another six years to run. What’s the point of it al(...)

Walking wounded: Gassed, John Singer Sargent’s painting of soldiers in the British army blinded and otherwise hurt by chlorine during the first World War. Photograph: IWM via Getty

In French Flanders the wind blows in strongly from the English Channel, gusting across some of the flattest terrain in Europe. Around the old mining (...)

The corrected memorial wall at Glasnevin cemetery. The fada was originally over the first ‘i’ not the ‘E’  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Glasnevin Trust has corrected the errant fada on its recently unveiled memorial wall and also defended its decision to list a member of the Irish Vol(...)

A judge refused to grant a stay on his orders preventing works to buildings and locations on and around Moore Street declared to be a national monument.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A High Court judge has refused to grant any stay on his orders preventing works to buildings and locations on and around Dublin’s Moore Street declare(...)

**** General Post Office, Dublin “What are you here for?” an admonishing priest asks the rebels, while tending to the wounded and dying in the GPO(...)

John Redmond said Lord Lansdowne’s  speech detailing changes to the Home Rule Act “amounts to a declaration of war on the Irish people, and to the announcement of a policy of coercion”

John Bruton, the former taoiseach, speaking in Dublin on September 18th, 2014, the centenary day of the Home Rule Act, declared himself to be a suppor(...)

The former Christian Brothers industrial school at Letterfrack, Co Galway, where Peter Tyrrell was taken in 1924. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Is it bad manners, in this week of commemoration, to think about a kid born in Ireland in 1916, a real child of the nation? I can’t help thinking of o(...)

 Commemoration of Easter Monday 1916 in Enniscorthy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Abbey Square in Enniscorthy fell silent yesterday shortly after 1.15pm as thousands gathered to pay tribute to the volunteers of 1916. Wreaths were (...)