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 (...)

Children from the Rainbow Drama School commemorate the children who died in the Rising, one of many events in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph:  Maxwells

The Reflecting the Rising Easter Monday event was billed as the biggest public event in Irish history and it was already a success before it even sta(...)

An Irish soldier holds  a copy of the 1916 Proclamation  outside the GPO  in Dublin. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The 1916 Proclamation is neither a sacred text nor a democratic constitution in embryo, but a hastily-improvised and fragmentary speech. Largely wri(...)

An electric tram in Dún Laoghaire circa 1906. Around the time of the Rising, the trams in Dublin operated on lines that ran 95.6km – 60km more than we have now. Photograph: Past Pix/SSPL/Getty Images

Grocery shopping in 1916 was a simple affair. There were no giant multinational supermarkets flogging flatscreen tellies and quinoa salad to a public(...)

Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony at the GPO in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Dublin on Sunday to witness a large military parade commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Ri(...)

John Loder (second right) and Arthur Shields (right) in the John Ford film ‘How Green Was My Valley’. Photograph: Fox

In his 1977 autobiography the Hollywood star John Loder let slip secrets he’d kept hidden for more than 60 years, about his part in the arrest of Patr(...)

The General Post Office on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patrick Pearse is supposed to have read the Proclamation on the steps of the GPO but, as the children of a school just a stone’s throw away pointed ou(...)

Fr Joseph Mallin, son of Michael Mallin, with then taoiseach Bertie Ahern at Kilmainham Gaol in 2006. Now aged 102 and living in Hong Kong, Fr Mallin was this week awarded the freedom of  Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Patrick Pearse’s closest relative and the nephew of a famous RAF flying ace are among those who will be attending this weekend’s Easter Rising commemo(...)

Heroes and blood sacrifice: Roger Casement as envisioned in Alan Phelan’s Our Kind

Having never been a fan of parades or raking up the past, I was worried in the early weeks of 2016. I wondered if the anniversary programming of Irela(...)

View of the crowd gathered outside the ruins of the GPO in April 1916. Photograph: Getty Images

Here is everything you have wanted to know about the 1916 Easter Rising but have been afraid to ask. Q: So is this like your Fourth of July, or Bast(...)