The 1916 story shows us that men and women who can make astonishing things happen can also vary astonishingly in their own personal characteristics. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Homoerotic tendencies, baby talk and poetry are not generally considered to be attributes of the tough guy, “real man” persona with which males have (...)

Members of the 1916 Sackville Street Art Project: from left, Miriam Griffin, Sharon Harris-Byrne and Ciara O’Keeffe. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The centenary celebrations have been organised around the key names in the history books. James Connolly, Thomas Clarke, Patrick Pearse, Joseph Plunke(...)

The front page of the Weekly Irish Times published just after the Easter Rising

The front page of Easter Saturday’s Irish Times has been reproduced from a May 1916 edition of the Weekly Irish Times. This was a paper that appeared(...)

1916 and Me: Ciarán Holahan’s grandfather (with the bugle) collecting arms from the Asgard in Howth in 1914. Photograph: Family collection

Ireland was a complex place 100 years ago. It still is I recall, as a schoolchild, sitting in class and studying the pages of an Irish history text(...)

Part of a  racecard for the Ward Union Hunt Steeplechases at Fairyhouse racecourse on Easter Monday 1916, which was  attended by many British soldiers garrisoned in Ireland who were therefore unable to respond immediately to the rebellion. It sold for €4,000 at Whyte’s

Auction results Saturday (March 12th) Woodward’s, Cork. A painting, The Royal Yacht Squadron escorting Queen Victoria to Cork Harbour, 1849 by Geor(...)

 The GPO after 1916. If in the event of Patrick Pearse’s inner IRB circle of the Irish Volunteers had a simple contingency plan for their Dublin rising, it could have been much more effective.   Photograph: Thomas Johnson Westropp

The Easter Rising is often viewed as a “glorious sacrifice” led by brave men with little military experience. What if they had had some? There are nu(...)

Moore Street, Dublin: various buildings on the street are the subject of a High Court action taken on behalf of the 1916 Relatives Association. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin City Council is to engage consultants to assess if five more Moore Street buildings, believed to be associated with the 1916 Rising, should be (...)

Tom Clarke’s medal, which had been expected to sell for up to €120,000, was withdrawn by the auctioneer when bidding stalled at €80,000. Photograph: PA

The 1916 Rising medals awarded posthumously to Thomas Clarke and Joseph Plunkett – two of the signatories of the Proclamation – failed to sell at auct(...)

Detail of the  copy of the Proclamation for auction through Whyte’s, estimate €150,000-€250,000

For collectors – and sellers – of 1916 Rising memorabilia, this is the moment of truth. With centenary commemorations just a fortnight away, the first(...)

Joseph Plunkett’s 1916 Medal, which is to be sold at auction in Dublin. Photograph: Whyte’s

Medals awarded posthumously to two of the signatories of the 1916 Proclamation are to be sold at auction in Dublin on Sunday, March 13th. Whyte’s au(...)

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