Learn from these historical hotties: the Gore-Booth sisters, Constance and Eva, circa 1895. Copyright Sligo County Library

Happy International Women’s Eve. I am sure you are all putting your gender-equality resolutions in place so that we can collectively make sure we wil(...)

Countess Markievicz and Michael Mallin  captured after the Easter Rising. Photograph: courtesy of National Museum of Ireland
Women of 1916

The perception of women’s participation in the 1916 Rising has changed with the generations. We now have the names of 300 participants. Military Arch(...)

Leaflets of an anti-British character found: Countess Constance Markievicz in Irish Citizen Army uniform

January 28th, 1916 The House of Commons was told that a raid had been conducted on the home of Countess Markievicz on January 22nd under a warrant iss(...)

Downton Abbey joins the revolution: the stars of War and Peace

Who knew Tolstoy could be such a romp? The ostentatiously opulent War and Peace (BBC One, Sunday) is a big, bold and beautiful adaptation of the epic (...)

Eoin Butler: on a  mission to inform, entertain and amuse. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In One Million Dubliners, Aoife Kelleher’s acclaimed documentary from last year, Glasnevin Cemetery’s resident historian, Shane Mac Thomáis, lays out (...)

A deserted street in Dublin during the Easter Rising in 1916.

A civilian who was killed during the Easter Rising has had a new gravestone and plaque unveiled in his name at Glasnevin Cemetery. Edward Murphy (42)(...)

Countess Constance Markievicz as a captain in the Irish Citizen Army.

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has proposed a memorial to Countess Markievicz to be erected in his London constituency of Islington North. (...)

Irish republican leader Eamon de Valera speaking at a packed Fenway Park in Boston in 1919. Photograph: Getty Images/General Photographic Agency

An hour before the scheduled start, the police closed the gates at Fenway Park. More than 50,000 had already been shoehorned inside, safety was bec(...)

Fr Joseph Mallin, son of executed Easter Rising leader Michael Mallin.

The only surviving child of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising has celebrated his 102nd birthday. Fr Joseph Mallin is the son of Commandant Mich(...)

Former Tory cabinet minister Michael Portillo, pictured at Glasnevin Cemetery, is to make a documentary about the Easter Rising for RTÉ.

Former Tory cabinet minister Michael Portillo is to make a documentary about the Easter Rising for RTÉ. The Enemy Files will tell the story of 1916 f(...)

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