Sean Connolly

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Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

Students at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A number of special awards were announced at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition on Friday. Science for Development Award (Worldwise glo(...)

Kathleen Lynn

This poem was commissioned by the Irish Writers Centre as part of the 1916 centenary celebrations. Tomorrow’s poem, Íota an Bháis, is by Nuala N(...)

Detail from Matriline, a Kathleen Lynn Mosaic by Mary Kelly

By any standard, Kathleen Florence Lynn ranks as a hard act to follow. Insider on the Outside is a co-ordinated series of exhibitions curated by Cath(...)

Oisín Totten (8) from Derry marches with the South Derry Re-enactors at the Reclaim 1916 parade and open air pageant and concert.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The families of the first fatality of the Easter Rising in Dublin and the first rebel to die were united yesterday in a simple gesture of reconciliati(...)

O’Connell Bridge with  buildings ruined after 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Thomas Johnson Westropp courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy

The commemoration of 1916 is fraught with conflicting motivations and possibilities. The activity of relatives of those involved made me consider my o(...)

While actors in period costume read part of the Proclamation, a woman leaned in, listening to Pearse’s words, and started shouting encouragement

I went on a 1916-themed bus tour during the week, the so-called “Rise of the Rebels” tour, in which actors recreate key moments from the Rising on the(...)

 The Irish flag is lowered outside the GPO by army personnel. RTÉ has released  50 audio and visual recordings from its archives to coincide with the centenary of the Rising.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The RTÉ drama Rebellion is noteworthy for its portrayal of women as being front and centre of the fighting during the Easter Rising, but the real wome(...)

Fionnuala Sherry on stage: ‘It’s not possible to get through something like this without having a team of people around you.’  Photograph: Kai-Wilhelm Nessler

It was just like every other morning when I take our dog out to get the newspaper. Except this particular Monday morning, as I pulled our dog away fr(...)

Sean Connolly, in grey tracksuit, from Bernard Curtis House, Bluebell, Dublin, arriving at the Special Criminal Court in December 2012  where he was charged with the murder of Eamon Kelly.  File photograph: Collins Courts

The guilty plea by dissident republican Sean Connolly to the murder of fellow Dubliner Eamon Kelly was a surprise turn of events, even for gardaí inve(...)

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