Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony at the GPO in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Dublin on Sunday to witness a large military parade commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Ri(...)

Ben Phillips: “Listening to Irish expatriate NGO workers, diplomats, business people, as well to the most inspiring Irish nuns who work in Nairobi’s toughest slums, I was struck by how the values of Ireland’s rebels still inspire such a broad swathe of Irish people today.”

This Easter, people across Ireland are proudly commemorating 100 years since Padraig Pearse and his comrades led the Rising against British Imperial r(...)

A grave can be anything from 4 to 10 feet deep. “The gravediggers used to get paid by the foot and they’d always be delighted to get a 10-footer.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

How mean-spirited would you have to be to have the flaws of your wife carved onto her gravestone as soon as she goes to her eternal reward? Such a mea(...)

Sabina Higgins will attend a short wreath-laying ceremony at Constance Markievicz’s grave tomorrow. Photograph: Alan Betson

March 25th, 1916 The fate of Irishman Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to the Antarctic was a cause for serious concern in March 1916. Shackleton went(...)

Neil Jordan has written two novels since his road injury. Photograph: Kay-Paris Fernandes/Wire Image

In the hours before a special screening marking the 20th anniversary of Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins, the director has been checking over the brand (...)

Examining the Irish  Republic flag which flew over the GPO during the 1916 Rising is the Proclaiming a Republic exhibition curator, Brenda Malone. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The best-known flag of the Easter Rising is not the Tricolour that flew over the GPO in 1916 but the Irish Republic one on display at the Proclaiming (...)

Sabina Higgins  speaks at the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s 1916 centenary ‘soapbox’  in St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Repealing the Eighth Amendment, which gives effect to the State’s abortion ban, was a major theme of a “soapbox” event organised by the National Women(...)

Dublin, May 3rd, 1916: Arthur Matheson wrote his letter from 20 Fitzwilliam Square, the family home. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A day-by-day eyewitness account of the Easter Rising is being made public for the first time. The account is written by Arthur Matheson of the well-(...)

Husband and wife Eddie Walsh and Constance Cassidy bought Lissadell House in Sligo in 2003, after the State baulked at the €4 million purchase price a(...)

A drawing by Constance Markievicz from about 1921, which will be published in Constance Markievicz Journal 1916

Constance Markievicz used plans drawn up by Robert Emmet for the rebellion of 1803 in planning for the Easter Rising, documents made public for the fi(...)

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