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# 1916 - Friday 28 December, 2018

Fancy researching your family history from the revolutionary period? This is a good place to start...

Did you have a family member who fought in the Civil War or War of Independence?

# 1916 - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Ireland in a Snapshot: Shooting a music video in the Wicklow woods

I was honoured to be asked to shoot a music video for artist David Rooney, best known for his unique illustrations, I didn’t realise he had a hidden talent as a singer, writes Donal Moloney.

# 1916 - Saturday 26 May, 2018

From The42 James Ryan: The great-grandson of a 1916 Easter Rising rebel Family History

James Ryan: The great-grandson of a 1916 Easter Rising rebel

The Leinster lock’s great-grandfather was a founding member of the Irish Volunteers and Fianna Fáil.

# 1916 - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Statue bullet-holes and a Hollywood link: Some lesser known stories of the 1916 Rising Did You Know? This post contains videos

Statue bullet-holes and a Hollywood link: Some lesser known stories of the 1916 Rising

We took a tour with guide and historian Lorcan Collins.

Here's what you need to know about public transport today Easter Rising This post contains videos

Here's what you need to know about public transport today

Some services will be affected by events to commemorate the Easter Rising.

# 1916 - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

1916 relatives lose battle against the State in case over Moore Street site

One of the street’s buildings is declared a national monument.

# 1916 - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Protester tackled by Canadian Ambassador at 1916 event has conviction overturned

Brian Murphy has publicly apologised for the incident, saying he didn’t mean to insult anyone.

# 1916 - Saturday 9 September, 2017

From cream crackers to the 1916 Rising: an exhibition is looking at the history of Jacob’s biscuit factory

A new exhibition is celebrating the impact of the factory on Ireland and on the lives of thousands of workers.

# 1916 - Monday 17 July, 2017

Protester tackled by Canadian Ambassador apologises publicly for interrupting 1916 event

Brian Murphy publicly apologised today in his bid to have his recorded conviction for a public order offence overturned.

# 1916 - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'People really loved her': 90th anniversary of Countess Markievicz's funeral to be commemorated

The event will mark her impact on Irish history.

# 1916 - Monday 17 April, 2017

'If we want to cherish all children equally, stop the subsidies to foreign executives'

There is such a sense of entitlement among elites that they barely try to hide their privileges, writes Kieran Allen.

# 1916 - Sunday 9 April, 2017

'Callous vandalism': Paint thrown at Glasnevin 1916 memorial

The wall includes the names of British soldiers who died in the Rising.

# 1916 - Sunday 19 March, 2017

One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane

A new exhibition explores the role Custom House played while Ireland fought for independence.

# 1916 - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

The forgotten story of Irish-Australians after the 1916 Rising is getting an international audience

The film explores the support for the Rising in Australia, and the Irish community formed in the country.

# 1916 - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'I reacted with my training': Canadian ambassador on why he tackled an Irish protester

In a wide-ranging interview with, the ambassador also spoke of his admiration for Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.

# 1916 - Monday 19 December, 2016

From The42 FAI fined by FIFA for 1916 Rising symbol on jersey 1916

FAI fined by FIFA for 1916 Rising symbol on jersey

The Irish FA have also been fined for the use of the poppy, meanwhile.

# 1916 - Sunday 11 December, 2016

A massive chunk of the 1916 Jacob's Tricolour has been handed back to Ireland

The Jacob’s Tricolour was made after the GPO flag had been either shot or burnt down.

# 1916 - Thursday 8 December, 2016

All children to have access to music lessons under ambitious new Irish culture plan

The plan is built around five pillars and will involve communities, schools, and arts stakeholders.

Poll: Should the Government have bid on Padraig Pearse's surrender letter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Government have bid on Padraig Pearse's surrender letter?

The letter was removed from auction after it failed to meet its reserve.

# 1916 - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Unsold!: 1916 surrender letter set to leave Ireland after auction fails to reach €1m

It’s owner says he longer feels an obligation to keep it here.

# 1916 - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Hunt for family of 1916 hero who created iconic tricolour

Thomas Meldon was one of three men who created the tricolour which flew at Jacob’s factory during the Easter Rising.

# 1916 - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Rising again: New name for Ballymun Plaza commemorates 1916 leaders

The now-demolished block of flats in Ballymun bore the name of the revolutionary leaders.

# 1916 - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

The government is being strongly criticised for not buying Padraig Pearse's 1916 surrender letter

Gerry Adams has called it a “quite frankly bizarre decision”.

# 1916 - Monday 14 November, 2016

Pearse 1916 surrender letter “could leave Ireland” after upcoming auction

The Department of Arts says buying the letter would “not be the best use of taxpayers’ money”.

# 1916 - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing

The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

# 1916 - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Government challenge over Moore Street battlefield site likely to be paid for out of centenary commemoration fund

Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys announced where the funds would come from last week in a committee.

# 1916 - Monday 8 August, 2016

There was an "unlawful entry" at the Moore St battlefield site this morning

The government also says workers at the site are being harassed.

# 1916 - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Government to appeal decision to protect Moore Street battlefield site to Supreme Court

The Moore Street site was ruled a “battlefield site” by the High Court in March.

# 1916 - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Pictures: Canadian ambassador tackles protester at 1916 ceremony

Kevin Vickers made headlines across the globe in 2014 when he intervened during a terror attack at the Canadian parliament.

'Not appropriate': Sinn Féin rejects invitation to commemorate British 1916 deaths

The party says it wouldn’t be appropriate to commemorate “British soldiers who shot and killed Republicans in 1916″.

# 1916 - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Pay meter for bike rental scheme blocking monument to 1916 leader

And one Cork city councillor wants it moved.

# 1916 - Saturday 14 May, 2016

From 'bullet books' to Seán O’Casey watercolours: A different look at the Easter Rising TALES FROM THE OTHER SIDE This post contains images

From 'bullet books' to Seán O’Casey watercolours: A different look at the Easter Rising

A new exhibition looks at how minority communities in Dublin responded to 1916.

# 1916 - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

The East Link toll bridge is now officially named after a 1916 leader

It was named on the anniversary of Tom Clarke’s execution.

# 1916 - Saturday 30 April, 2016

The 15 Irish railway stations named after the executed 1916 leaders

Irish Rail is doing its bit to remember the Rising.

# 1916 - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

You can step into the Dublin of 1916 thanks to this new website

An interactive map lets people explore sites such as the GPO, Liberty Hall, St Stephen’s Green and Dublin Castle.

# 1916 - Monday 25 April, 2016

'Rumours of mischief brewing': Fascinating documents give insight into British response to Rising

Hundreds of documents are being released to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising.

Pat Kenny will helm jury to decide Pádraig Pearse's fate

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor will star as the 1916 rebel leader in an experimental TV3 programme.

# 1916 - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The Easter Rising, Joshua Molloy’s release and new cycle lane proposals had people talking.

It's 100 years to the day since the Easter Rising began

Events were taking place around the country.

QUIZ: The hardest Easter Rising quiz you'll do for another 100 years

Have you been paying attention to the commemorations?

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