A member of the Irish Defence Force reads the 1916 proclamation, outside the GPO during a military march in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent, Cork 25 March 2016 Thousands are expected to attend a commemoration in Cork on Easter Monday to mark the ce(...)

Tomás Mac Curtain, who was later murdered by members of the RIC in 1920, was the Brigade Commander of the Irish Volunteers in Cork city and county in 1916.

The mobilisation of 1,000 Irish Volunteers in Cork under the command of Tomás Mac Curtain in preparation for the 1916 Easter Rising will be remembered(...)