Proclamation Day is just around the corner. On Tuesday, March 15th, every educational institution in the country will focus on the significance of the(...)

Portrait of Tom Clarke by Mick O’Dea

Unlike Patrick Pearse – the historic face of 1916 – Tom Clarke remains a relatively unknown member of the Provisional Government that instigated the E(...)

Portrait of Joseph Plunkett by Mick O’Dea

Joseph Plunkett might have been a ninth at our dinner table at times. He seemed to drop in and out of the conversation effortlessly and we were all us(...)

While actors in period costume read part of the Proclamation, a woman leaned in, listening to Pearse’s words, and started shouting encouragement

I went on a 1916-themed bus tour during the week, the so-called “Rise of the Rebels” tour, in which actors recreate key moments from the Rising on the(...)

The 1916 Rising medal posthumously awarded to Joseph Plunkett, one of the seven signatories of the Proclamation, has turned up and will be sold at auction in Dublin in March.

The 1916 Rising medal posthumously awarded to Joseph Plunkett, one of the seven signatories of the Proclamation, has turned up and will be sold at auc(...)

Countess Constance Markievicz: The identity of the owner of the house on Leinster Road  where police found a printing press is not mentioned in The Irish Times, but   Markievicz lived on the  Rathmines street before the Rising

January 22nd, 1916 The Dublin Metropolitan Police made an unexpected raid on several houses in Dublin under the authority of the Defence of the Realm (...)

Eamon Ceannt in 1916
Plans for a rising: Setting a date

By the autumn of 1915 Ireland appeared to be a haven of tranquillity in a continent tearing itself apart through war. Her economy boomed as Irish f(...)

Stalls outside the Plunket building on Moore Street in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin city councillors have voted to protect five more buildings on Moore Street associated with the Easter Rising for their national historical impo(...)

Sir Jack Leslie (97), whose uncle, Capt Norman Leslie, was killed in the first World War, viewing the exhibition at the National Library. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Long before his contemporary namesake earned his uncompromising reputation, the name of Michael O’Leary was synonymous with belligerence. Cork-born(...)

Sir Jack Leslie (97) whose uncle, Captain Norman Leslie, was killed in the first World War at the launch of the centenary exhibition at the National Library. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

An exhibition that seeks to portray Ireland and the first World War with all its complexities and contradictions has opened at the National Library. T(...)

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