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# 1916 - Friday 22 May, 2015

RTÉ’s making a drama on the ‘violent birth of modern Ireland’ – by the guy who wrote Charlie

Brian Gleeson and Love/Hate’s Charlie Murphy (Siobhán) are set to star in the new five-part drama.

# 1916 - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

War of words: Gerry Adams had a massive go at Micheál Martin tonight Arrogance And Delusion This post contains videos

War of words: Gerry Adams had a massive go at Micheál Martin tonight

The Sinn Féin president has responded to recent comments from the Fianna Fáil leader.

# 1916 - Monday 20 April, 2015

Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin had a big row on Morning Ireland

A sign of things to come…

# 1916 - Sunday 19 April, 2015

“A dangerous lie”: Micheál Martin rubbishes Sinn Féin’s connection with 1916

Gerry Adams dismissed Martin’s comments as a “hysterical rant”.

# 1916 - Monday 6 April, 2015

Pictures: Thousands pack O’Connell Street for Rising event

The main thoroughfare of Dublin was pedestrianised for the event.

# 1916 - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs “another Rising”

A peaceful one this time.

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising GPO

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising

It concluded with an Air Corps fly past.

QUIZ: How well do you remember your school Easter Rising lessons?

Time to root out your history text books.

# 1916 - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Liam Neeson to use his very particular set of skills to narrate 1916 doc

The series will be aired on RTÉ as well as the BBC.

# 1916 - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site

Numbers 14-17 Moore Street have been designated as a site for a Commemorative Centre.

The government insists it’s not rewriting the proclamation

Enda Kenny put the cat among the pigeons today.

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‘A major distraction’: It looks like there’ll be no Royals at the 1916 centenary

A junior minister pretty much confirmed it won’t be happening last night.

# 1916 - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

The Defence Forces will deliver an Irish flag to every school in the country for 2016

That’s around 4,000 schools, altogether.

# 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.

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