Peadar Kearney

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Unlike the harp and flag, Amhrán na bhFiann is the only national symbol not protected by copyright, Seanad is told. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Amhrán na bhFiann is Ireland’s hymn and “must be legally protected for our future generations”, the grandson of Peadar Kearney, the man who penned the(...)

The words of Amhrán na bhFiann are displayed on a screen at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The words “Fianna Fáil” will not be removed from the first line of the national anthem, although a small number of submissions requesting the change h(...)

Amhrán na bhFiann displayed prior to a match in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sanctions for inappropriate use of the national anthem Amhrán na bhFiann, will be discussed in the Seanad on Tuesday. Its music and wording were use(...)

Brigadier General Howard Birney, 2nd Brigade laying a wreath at the grave of Edward Hollywood. Minister Heather Humphreys and John Green look on. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

The great grandson of Peadar Kearney, who composed of the National Anthem, was among those gathered in Glasnevin Cemetery on Easter Sunday morning to (...)

A Ceremony, led by President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny, will take place outside the GPO on O’Connell Street at 12pm. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Remembering the Rising: A special site dedicated to 1916 Commemorations are underway across the country to mark the 101st anniversary of the 1916 Eas(...)

Peadar Kearney: Easter Rising veteran suffered such straitened circumstances during the 1920s that he was obliged to sue the State for royalties after the song was translated into Irish and became the national anthem

Peadar Kearney, the man who wrote The Soldier’s Song and a veteran of the 1916 Easter Rising, was living in such penury in the 1920s that he was forc(...)

The Colour Party leaving the grave of Peader Kearney, composer of the national anthem, after a wreath laying ceremomy at Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography.

Early on Easter Sunday morning in Glasnevin Cemetery, under an icy blue sky, the British ambassador solemnly steps forward to lay a wreath at Ireland’(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys during a wreath laying ceremony at the Sigerson Monument in Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday morning. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

The composer of Amhrán na bhFiann and the creator of the tricolour were remembered on Sunday as part of the 2016 commemorations. Minister for Arts He(...)

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(...)

Proclamation Day was described by Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys as a “once in a generation occasion”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The |rish Times

Thousands of schools and other educational institutions will be participating in Proclamation Day, one of the flagship initiatives of the State commem(...)

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