The people’s event celebrating the 100th anniversary of  1916 Rising.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, Poblacht na hÉireann, reinforces a rich and inspiring connection with the long tradition of European repu(...)

Margaret Connolly grand daughter of James Connolly speaking with President Micheal D Higgins at the Capuchin Friary during the James Connolly centenary. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

President Michael D Higgins has said that there were people who had been poor for too long, as he marked the centenary of James Connolly’s death. Mr (...)

Among the documents of the Dublin diocesan archives from 100 years ago there is an account of how more than 40 people sought refuge in the Pro-Cathedral (above) when fighting broke out at Easter 1916 in  the city centre. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More than 20 Catholic priests who ministered to people killed and wounded during the 1916 Rising were among those remembered at a special event in Dub(...)

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and Siptu president Jack O’Connor examine the Dublin Metropolitan Police “prisoners books”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The three large leather-bound ledgers, covered in dust and cobwebs, were found in an attic of a house on Stiles Road in Clontarf. Each one was identif(...)

Members of the Defence forces fold the Tricolour over the coffin bearing the remains of Thomas Kent at St Nicholas’s Church, Castlelyons, Co Cork, during his State funeral and reinterment last year. He was executed 100 years ago today. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The family of Easter 1916 hero Thomas Kent have spoken of their pride in their forebear’s sacrifice as they remembered him at a special commemoration (...)

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(...)

Commander of the 1st Battalion in Dublin, Edward Daly, thought the rebellion was foolish, and felt he had “no option but to obey”, he told his court m(...)

Stonebreakers Yard at Kilmainham Gaol where 1916 Rising leaders were exectued. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Four leaders of the Easter Rising were remembered at Kilmainham Goal 100 years to the day after their execution. Joseph Mary Plunkett, a signatory t(...)

Gabriel Doherty of the School of History at UCC said that there has been an unfortunate tendency to take individual sentences, phrases and concepts from the Proclamation out of the text and interpret them as representative of the whole document. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Easter Rising Proclamation should be considered in its entirety and not parsed into its constituent parts if it is to be viewed as the foundationa(...)

Three generations of Thomas MacDonagh’s relatives. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

One hundred years after his execution by firing squad, the people of Cloughjordan in Co Tipperary have unveiled a statue to their native son and signa(...)