1916

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Tommy Hodson (5) from Co Kildare at the open day at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel. Photograph: Maxwell

Baldonnel for the final official centenary commemoration of the execution of a leader of the 1916 Rising(...)

The funeral of Roger Casement in Dublin. Casement’s remains were removed from England where he was hanged for high treason and reburied in Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph: McMahon/Getty Images

(...) executions of 15 of the leaders of the 1916 Rising were carried out between May 3rd and May 12th. Among the(...)

Irish poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge (1891 - 1917). Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

(...) executions of the leaders of the 1916 Rising he wrote his best known poem Lament for Thomas McDonagh of whom(...)

RTÉ is to make a follow-up to its Easter Rising-themed TV drama Rebellion (above). File photograph: RTÉ

RTÉ is to make a follow-up to its Easter Rising-themed TV drama Rebellion. Rebellion: Two States will be set in the War of Independence, and the dra(...)

Noel Murphy  salutes during the playing of the National Anthem at  the State ceremony to commeorate the centenary of the Battle of The Somme in the National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

(...) though some like the Republic, were not even nations in 1916. The wreaths came from Germany, France(...)

President Michael D Higgins, at the state ceremony in honour of Patrick Pearse at St Enda’s and the new permanent Pearse Exhibition in The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has criticised Irish historical revisionism which sought to link Patrick Pearse with the IRA violence of the 1970s. He s(...)

Young people holding flowers, bouquets and cockades stand guard in front of the graves as they take part in a memorial ceremony at the Franco-British National Memorial in Thiepval near Albert, to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/Reuters

(...) chose to be together in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on the anniversary of the 1916 Rising and to(...)

Billy McFadzean: a 20-year-old rifleman who was among the 2,000 men of the 36th (Ulster) Division to die on the first day

There is no more famous Ulster casualty on the first day of the Somme than Billy McFadzean, a 20-year-old rifleman who was among the 2,000 men of the (...)

German prisoners help to carry British wounded back to their trenches after an attack by the 14th (Irish) Corps on Bavarian units holding Ginchy during the Battle of the Somme.

(...) of 1916, a founding moment in the Irish Republic’s journey to independence; and the Battle of the(...)

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