Former minister for communications  Alex White has accused Sinn Féin of having ‘very little impact’ on the Easter Rising commemorations. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has made “very little impact” on the Easter Rising commemorations, a former Labour minister has said. Former minister for communications A(...)

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

Tents had to be fastened extra-securely to their moorings at a windswept Casement Aerodrome at Baldonnel for the final official centenary commemoratio(...)

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

Roger Casement endured a horrible death, disgraced and sordid. But most of all, it was unfair. The executions of 15 of the leaders of the 1916 Rising(...)

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

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has unveiled a statue of Francis Ledwidge in Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, where the Irish po(...)

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.

The words of Marshal Ferdinand Foch first uttered in the pages of The Irish Times echoed around Islandbridge as Ireland remembered those who died in t(...)

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

At the beginning of this year we considered how we might make a joint contribution to the centenary commemorations which would build our friendship an(...)

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.

We are commemorating the centenary of two deeply interrelated episodes in Irish history: two events that unfolded in the same wider context of a Europ(...)