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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 28 March, 2015


# 1916 - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

# 1916 - Friday 20 March, 2015

Micheál Martin: The IRA hijacked the Easter Rising, it’s time to take it back

‘They have attempted to tarnish events of 1916 in the most appalling way.’

# 1916 - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Over half of those killed in 1916 Rising were civilians

An online 1916 Easter Rising Necrology has been compiled by Glasnevin Trust.

# 1916 - Friday 6 March, 2015

The Arts Council has €1 million to give to projects about 1916

Is your project ambitious? You could get €500,000.

# 1916 - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are battling to lead the 1916 celebrations

The Government’s efforts to mark the Centenary have been met with widespread criticism.

# 1916 - Saturday 7 February, 2015

# 1916 - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

# 1916 - Saturday 31 January, 2015

‘The most memorable thing about jail? Helping IRA members escape on a helicopter’

Dublin’s Lord Mayor recalls his time in prison, and shares his thoughts on the Queen.

# 1916 - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Could you be the person to design the 1916 collector coin?

The Central Bank will issue the coins in the first quarter of next year and it could be your handiwork, if you’re good enough.

# 1916 - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Irish citizens called on to ‘reclaim the vision of 1916’

A new group group launched their plans today.

# 1916 - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Sinead O’Connor has written a new version of the Irish national anthem Time For Change? This post contains videos

Sinead O’Connor has written a new version of the Irish national anthem

It’s to the tune of Amhrán Na Bhfiann but the lyrics have been changed.

# 1916 - Friday 12 December, 2014

1916 commemorations get another €2 million boost

The money is going to the Arts Council.

# 1916 - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Sinéad O’Connor and Shane McGowan join Easter Rising film

The movie will document the life of Seán McDermott.

# 1916 - Thursday 4 December, 2014

# 1916 - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Opinion: The 1916 centenary is coming… but are we honouring the ideal of equality for all?

Is becoming ‘The Best Small Country In The World In Which To Do Business By 2016’ really the best ambition Ireland can have for the centenary year of the Rising?

# 1916 - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Column: Why is the Government afraid of celebrating 1916?

It appears to be a case of ‘don’t mention the war’ in the corridors of power at Dáil Éireann when it comes to 1916.

Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer

Patrick Brennan’s journal will be on display in Clare Museum.

# 1916 - Thursday 20 November, 2014

# 1916 - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Gerry Adams is not happy Bob Geldof is in the 1916 centenary video…

…while signatories of the Proclamation failed to make the cut.

# 1916 - Monday 17 November, 2014

Heather Humphreys has yoinked the 2016 website offline for an overhaul

The site has been down for over 48 hours as “outstanding issues” are dealt with.

# 1916 - Sunday 16 November, 2014

“Embarrassing unhistorical sh*t”: 2016 advisor doubles-down on video criticism

The glossy montage posted on the Government’s official site included cameos from the Queen and David Cameron, but made no mention whatsoever of any of the signatories of the Proclamation.

1916 relatives are holding their own events for people “upset or annoyed” with the Government’s plan

There’s been some sharp criticism of the Government’s official plans, which were announced by the Taoiseach at the GPO on Wednesday.

# 1916 - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Open thread: How should we mark the 1916 centenary?

There’s been some sharp criticism of the Government’s plans for 2016. How do you think we should Remember, Reconcile, Imagine, Present and Celebrate?

# 1916 - Thursday 13 November, 2014

The 1916 commemoration video fails to mention, er… 1916

The 1916 commemoration video fails to mention, er… 1916

And it seems some people are not pleased.

Protester removed from 1916 event after she called Enda Kenny the C-word 1916 Rising This post contains videos

Protester removed from 1916 event after she called Enda Kenny the C-word

The incident happened at the launch of the Government’s plans for commemorating the centenary of 1916 Rising.

# 1916 - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Relatives boycott launch of 1916 commemorations, calling it a ‘political stunt’

A group that represents 850 relatives is boycotting tonight’s event, despite Minister Humphrey’s assurances that Ireland 2016 will be “inclusive”.

# 1916 - Sunday 12 October, 2014

1916 Rising relatives are not happy with the Government’s commemoration plans

The association said they are eager to have a meeting with the new Arts Minister.

# 1916 - Monday 6 October, 2014

Vote on contentious 1916 museum delayed AGAIN

The ‘land swap’ deal is opposed by Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, the Greens and People Before Profit.

# 1916 - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Extract: The passionate and inspirational women of the Irish Revolution – in photos

Remembering some of the women played who played pivotal roles in Irish revolution.

# 1916 - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Invite a royal to 2016? Should we have the Kaiser’s relatives too? — O’Cuiv

The Fianna Fáil TD (and grandson of Eamon de Valera) says he believes such a move would be “seriously distracting”.

# 1916 - Monday 22 September, 2014

Is the government protecting the wrong house on Moore Street?

The Department of Arts, Culture and Heritage says no.

# 1916 - Friday 19 September, 2014

# 1916 - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Poll: Should we get a national holiday for the 1916 centenary? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we get a national holiday for the 1916 centenary?

Many other nations have holidays of this kind, so should Ireland?

# 1916 - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

A ‘national day off’ for 2016? It should be looked at, says Minister

The idea of a once-off ‘Republic Day’ is being “seriously considered” at by politicians, as plans for the centenary celebrations are put together.

# 1916 - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Delay leaves tight, tight deadline to finish 1916 museum

What should be done at the historic 1916 site on Moore St? Councillors can’t decide. And the clock is ticking. (Tick tock, etc.)

# 1916 - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Public urged to join “ramped up” Michael Collins commemoration today

The event will be the first attended by the Defence Forces in recent decades.

# 1916 - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years

While Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen largely maintain their silence, the former Fine Gael leader and taoiseach has been outspoken in recent years.

# 1916 - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Relatives of 1916 leaders call for Moore Street preservation work to begin

The family are urging the Government to begin the works on the buildings ‘before it’s too late’.

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