Patrick Pearse’s grandnephew, Patrick Pearse and his grandson Jamie Preston, pause to look at a plaque baring his name during a ceremony to commemorate Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh, who were executed after the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Commemoration events have taken place in the Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol to mark 100 years since the start of the executions of the leaders(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and Helen Litton great-grandniece of Tom Clarke during a ceremony where the East Link bridge was renamed to Tom Clarke Bridge in Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tom Clarke, first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation, stands in Irish history alongside O’Donovan Rossa, John Devoy, and Robert Emmet, President Micha(...)

Recounting Patrick Pearse's last hours at Kilmainham Gaol 3:36

14 of the 1916 executions took place in Kilmainham Gaol. We look at the cell in which Patrick Pearse spent his last night and retrace his steps to the(...)

The 15 men executed in the wake of the Rising

Countess Markievicz avoided execution “solely on account of her sex” wrote Gen Maxwell. It says much about the prejudices of the age that while Marki(...)

A cross marks the place where James Connolly was executed, sitting in a chair, in the stonebreakers yard at Kilmainham Gaol. photograph: frank miller

Just after the Easter Rising finished and the executions started, The Irish Times prophesised that the rebellion would “pass into history with the equ(...)

Patrick Pearse’s court martial included as evidence a letter to his mother in which he confirmed that the rebels had sought the support of Germany for(...)

In the weeks following the executions, a pamphlet was circulated claiming to be Thomas MacDonagh’s last address to his court martial. In it, he gave a(...)

A map showing where three of those executed after the Easter Rising were buried and a document certifying they were dead before their bodies were disp(...)

Éamonn Ceannt’s court martial was dominated by a case of mistaken identity. The chief prosecution witness, Maj JA Armstrong, identified Ceannt as be(...)

Joseph Plunkett told his court martial that the Proclamation was signed by people “not connected” with the Irish Volunteers, records kept in the Briti(...)