Sean Heuston

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Brother Allen with Christopher Brady, Liam O’Brien and Michael Molloy, compositors and printers of the 1916 Proclamation.

Brother William Palladius Allen, better known as WP, joined the staff of the O’Connell School in North Richmond Street in the years before the Easter(...)

Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. A commemoration ceremony for Michael Mallin, Éamonn Ceannt and Sean Heuston has taken place at the jail. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The only surviving child of an executed leader of the Easter Rising has been honoured at a commemoration service in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Fr Jo(...)

Loop Line bridge. Bryan O’Brien.

It is somewhat unfortunate that the first bridge to greet sea-borne visitors to Dublin should also be the city’s ugliest. A grim monument to the grim (...)

Lieutenant Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Easter Rising.

Shirley Mowbray never knew her uncle Arthur Neilan and was in her late teens when he died in 1944. Neither did she hear her father Dr Charles James Ne(...)

Forty-one of the British army names on the Remembrance Wall at Glasnevin are those of Irish men: Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prior to the unveiling of the Remembrance Wall in Glasnevin Cemetery, some groups were campaigning against the inclusion of military and police names.(...)

A cross which marks the place where James Connolly was executed, sitting in a chair, in  Kilmainham Gaol. Photograph: Frank Miller

There is a great irony in the fact that while planning the 1916 Commemorations, no-one remembered that Christians have the habit of celebrating the re(...)

Mount Street Bridge, where one of the bloodiest  fights of the Easter 1916 Rising took place.  Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Wednesday, April 26th, 1916 At 8am, the shelling of an empty Liberty Hall begins.  Rebels  holding  out  in  the &nb(...)

Detail of the Proclamation: the display in the museum of some of the type actually used in its printing emphasises the physicality of the work. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The curators and designers of the new exhibition Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising at the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts & Hist(...)

Mark Wiggins and Daniel O’Brien in the Mendicity Institution’s workshop. Photograph: Frank McNally

Among the unfinished business of 1916, politics aside, is the small matter of £104.14s still owed to the Mendicity Institution in Dublin 8. The bill a(...)

The campaign against water charges continued on Saturday with some 200 protesters gathering in Dublin to express their opposition to the measure. Image: Zara Zhuang.

The campaign against water charges continued on Saturday with some 200 protesters gathering in Dublin to express their opposition to the measure. Comm(...)

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