Easter Rising Way: some 300 people turned out for the renaming of the pedestrian walkway in Queens

New York has a new street: Easter Rising Way. The “step street” in Maspeth in the borough of Queens was officially unveiled at a naming ceremony on S(...)

Times past: The original Oireachtas 1913 group photograph outside the Town Hall in Galway

Éamonn Ceannt, Douglas Hyde, Pádraig Pearse and Constance Markievicz were in anything but insurrectional mood when they gathered in Galway for a very (...)

Garda scene-of-crime personnel investigate the shooting of  Gareth Hutch at  North Cumberland Street, Dublin, May 24th, 2016. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The latest apparent victim of the Kinahan-Hutch gangland feud feared for his safety and wanted to move apartment, it has emerged. Local Independent (...)

Gardaí at the scene of a fatal shooting in Dublin’s north inner city in which a close associate of the Hutch family was killed. Photograph: Collins

A man has been arrested over the murder of Gareth Hutch in Dublin. A nephew of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch, Gareth Hutch was shot dead in the north inner(...)

Seán Mac Diarmada was executed at dawn on May 12th, 1916.

Seán MacDiarmada’s grandniece was in Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim on Wednesday as local people prepared for a candlelit vigil to mark the centenary of his(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Patrick Mason (c), with the writers of Signatories: Thomas Kilroy, Frank McGuinness, Rachel Fehily, Marina Carr, Joe O’Connor and Hugo Hamilton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin ***** This production’s public birth was on the exact weekend of the Rising centenary, in the same chilling gaol where many (...)

Tom Crean: he faced mountainous seas and Antarctic blizzards

The Easter Rising was not the only historic event launched by Irishmen on April 24th, 1916. There was at least one other notable exploit begun that da(...)

Marina Carr, Rachel Fehily, Hugo Hamilton, Joseph O’Connor and Thomas Kilroy, five of the eight writers of Signatories, at Kilmainham Gaol. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Like many good things, the idea for the theatrical production, Signatories, came together over a cup of tea. Eilis O’Brien, UCD’s director of communi(...)

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