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# 1916 - Friday 1 January, 2016

Poll: Will you be attending a 1916 centenary event?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be attending a 1916 centenary event?

Jan 1st 2016, 9:24 AM 25,097 Views 158 Comments

The events kick off today with a flag-raising in Dublin Castle.

# 1916 - Thursday 24 December, 2015

'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery
# A Living History
# A Living History

'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery

Dec 24th 2015, 9:30 PM 18,219 Views 26 Comments

Historian Conor Dodd talks to us about the enduring appeal of the place where 1.5 million people have been laid to rest.

# 1916 - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

The RTÉ Guide has made an absolute hames of the Rubberbandits' 1916 documentary
# Rubberbandits
# Rubberbandits

The RTÉ Guide has made an absolute hames of the Rubberbandits' 1916 documentary

Dec 22nd 2015, 12:05 PM 32,130 Views 42 Comments

Oh… dear.

The RTÉ Guide has made an absolute hames of the Rubberbandits' 1916 documentary
# Rubberbandits
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# Rubberbandits

The RTÉ Guide has made an absolute hames of the Rubberbandits' 1916 documentary

Dec 22nd 2015, 10:22 AM 4,751 Views 4 Comments

Oh… dear.

# 1916 - Sunday 20 December, 2015

The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop
# 1916
# 1916

The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop

Dec 20th 2015, 9:30 PM 34,625 Views 44 Comments

Sheila and Nora Wallace were of “tremendous value” in the fight for Irish independence.

# 1916 - Friday 18 December, 2015

John Bruton reckons Ireland would have become independent without 1916

John Bruton reckons Ireland would have become independent without 1916

Dec 18th 2015, 6:38 PM 23,069 Views 235 Comments

The former taoiseach said we shouldn’t glorify the Easter Rising.

# 1916 - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Dublin could be about to get a brand new 1916 Quarter
# Quartered
# Quartered

Dublin could be about to get a brand new 1916 Quarter

Dec 15th 2015, 1:37 PM 15,591 Views 45 Comments

They say it will help in rejuvenation.

# 1916 - Sunday 13 December, 2015

1916 signatory tells wife she'll be a "widow before these lines reach you" in letters released online
# Eamonn Ceannt
# Eamonn Ceannt

1916 signatory tells wife she'll be a "widow before these lines reach you" in letters released online

Dec 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 25,091 Views 43 Comments

The letters Éamonn Ceannt wrote to his wife show a very loving side to his character, describing her as his “sweetheart of the hawthorn hedges”.

# 1916 - Friday 11 December, 2015

How Michael D Higgins's father fought for Irish independence
# 1916
# 1916

How Michael D Higgins's father fought for Irish independence

Dec 11th 2015, 6:10 AM 16,979 Views 30 Comments

New documents offer a fascinating insight into the family’s history.

# 1916 - Sunday 29 November, 2015

40 children were killed in the 1916 Rising but they are barely mentioned in our history
# 1916
# 1916

40 children were killed in the 1916 Rising but they are barely mentioned in our history

Nov 29th 2015, 9:15 AM 25,383 Views 54 Comments

Joe Duffy says there was “little if any mention” of the children who died in the history books.

# 1916 - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

The 2016 ministers look surprisingly happy about their visit to a graffiti-filled room
# Moore Street
# Moore Street

The 2016 ministers look surprisingly happy about their visit to a graffiti-filled room

Nov 10th 2015, 3:52 PM 10,836 Views 33 Comments

Work is finally under way at the 1916 Moore Street centre – but it won’t be ready in time for next Easter.

# 1916 - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

There's a 1916 chocolate bar and some people aren't happy about it
# Choclomation
# Choclomation

There's a 1916 chocolate bar and some people aren't happy about it

Nov 3rd 2015, 3:55 PM 26,491 Views 64 Comments

The bar wrapper shows that heads of the 1916 leaders as well as the Proclamation.

# 1916 - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Did you help restore Kilmainham Gaol? Ireland wants to thank you
# 1916
# 1916

Did you help restore Kilmainham Gaol? Ireland wants to thank you

Oct 31st 2015, 9:30 AM 15,193 Views 44 Comments

The restoration work done in the 1960s saved the building from ruins.

# 1916 - Monday 26 October, 2015

This amazing Irish rebel wounded in the Easter Rising is finally getting some recognition
# Fighting Woman
# Fighting Woman

This amazing Irish rebel wounded in the Easter Rising is finally getting some recognition

Oct 26th 2015, 7:00 AM 17,220 Views 26 Comments

Margaret Skinnider was the only woman wounded in action during the rebellion.

# 1916 - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Sinn Féin wants a new public holiday - but the government isn't keen
# Lá Na Poblachta
# Lá Na Poblachta

Sinn Féin wants a new public holiday - but the government isn't keen

Oct 6th 2015, 6:21 PM 22,411 Views 139 Comments

What if 24 April was a national public holiday every year?

# 1916 - Friday 18 September, 2015

A solemn and poignant State funeral as Thomas Kent returns home after 99 years
# Forgotten Volunteer
# Forgotten Volunteer

A solemn and poignant State funeral as Thomas Kent returns home after 99 years

Sep 18th 2015, 10:29 PM 32,789 Views 92 Comments

“Today Ireland comes to reflect on his courage, his dignity, his defiance, his sacrifice.”

What you need to know about the 'forgotten patriot' who is getting a state funeral today
# Column
# Column

What you need to know about the 'forgotten patriot' who is getting a state funeral today

Sep 18th 2015, 1:00 PM 469 Views 37 Comments

Thomas Kent is among the least recognisable of the men executed in 1916, but today he will take centre-stage in the centenary commemorative narrative, writes Brian Hughes.

Poll: Should we remember British state forces in 1916 commemorations?
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

Poll: Should we remember British state forces in 1916 commemorations?

Sep 18th 2015, 10:23 AM 20,484 Views 126 Comments

Debate continues over the various events.

# 1916 - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Are you a child of the 1916 Rising? This musical project wants you
# The Rising
# The Rising

Are you a child of the 1916 Rising? This musical project wants you

Sep 12th 2015, 3:00 PM 8,217 Views 16 Comments

It has some gigs lined up for next year.

# 1916 - Saturday 22 August, 2015

There's a new musical about the 1916 Rising - and it's pretty slick
# The Bloody Irish
# The Bloody Irish

There's a new musical about the 1916 Rising - and it's pretty slick

Aug 22nd 2015, 11:15 AM 22,836 Views 24 Comments

The folks in the US will get to see it before us though.

# 1916 - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Pictures: Incredible photos of a ruined Dublin after the 1916 Easter Rising
# In Ruins
# In Ruins

Pictures: Incredible photos of a ruined Dublin after the 1916 Easter Rising

Aug 12th 2015, 6:25 PM 36,154 Views 68 Comments

The photos show the city’s many famous buildings as photographed in the weeks following the end of hostilities.

# 1916 - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Funeral of 'iconic' O'Donovan Rossa's remembered 100 years on
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

Funeral of 'iconic' O'Donovan Rossa's remembered 100 years on

Aug 1st 2015, 8:42 PM 29,281 Views 84 Comments

There was a re-enactment of Pádraig Pearse’s graveside oration.

The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 ... It starts today
# Multiple Pearsings
# Multiple Pearsings

The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 ... It starts today

Aug 1st 2015, 11:10 AM 27,048 Views 162 Comments

Sinn Féin are insisting their massive O’Donovan Rossa event today is not a ‘rival’ to the official one. But it sure looks like they’re competing.

# 1916 - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Incredible photographs show devastating impact of the Rising
# Changed Utterly
# Changed Utterly

Incredible photographs show devastating impact of the Rising

Jul 29th 2015, 6:10 AM 33,867 Views 48 Comments

Trinity College Dublin is giving the public a glimpse at rare photographs and items from the 1916 Rising.

# 1916 - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

'I'm not trying to un-Sinn Féin myself': New Lord Mayor reacts to criticism
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

'I'm not trying to un-Sinn Féin myself': New Lord Mayor reacts to criticism

Jun 30th 2015, 1:20 PM 14,242 Views 80 Comments

Críona Ní Dhálaigh said 1916 centenary commemorations will be inclusive.

# 1916 - Monday 15 June, 2015

Not everyone's pleased about Dublin's mayor being a Sinn Féin-er in 2016
# 1916
# 1916

Not everyone's pleased about Dublin's mayor being a Sinn Féin-er in 2016

Jun 15th 2015, 6:10 AM 22,864 Views 86 Comments

The party will hold the position of Lord Mayor of Dublin during the 1916 commemorations.

# 1916 - Friday 22 May, 2015

RTÉ's making a drama on the 'violent birth of modern Ireland' - by the guy who wrote Charlie
# 1916
# 1916

RTÉ's making a drama on the 'violent birth of modern Ireland' - by the guy who wrote Charlie

May 22nd 2015, 3:30 PM 10,171 Views 23 Comments

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
# Arrogance And Delusion

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

Apr 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 22,329 Views 234 Comments

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
# Shouty
# Shouty

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

Apr 20th 2015, 8:00 PM 46,411 Views 244 Comments

A sign of things to come…

# 1916 - Sunday 19 April, 2015

"A dangerous lie": Micheál Martin rubbishes Sinn Féin's connection with 1916
# The Rising
# The Rising

"A dangerous lie": Micheál Martin rubbishes Sinn Féin's connection with 1916

Apr 19th 2015, 6:07 PM 17,833 Views 170 Comments

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

# 1916 - Monday 6 April, 2015

Pictures: Thousands pack O'Connell Street for Rising event
# Road To The Rising
# Road To The Rising

Pictures: Thousands pack O'Connell Street for Rising event

Apr 6th 2015, 8:10 PM 38,195 Views 56 Comments

The main thoroughfare of Dublin was pedestrianised for the event.

# 1916 - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs "another Rising"
# Come ON Up For The Rising
# Come ON Up For The Rising

Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs "another Rising"

Apr 5th 2015, 7:48 PM 29,630 Views 219 Comments

A peaceful one this time.

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising
# GPO
# GPO

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising

Apr 5th 2015, 7:45 PM 25,704 Views 124 Comments

It concluded with an Air Corps fly past.

QUIZ: How well do you remember your school Easter Rising lessons?
# Easter 1916
# Easter 1916

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

Apr 5th 2015, 6:00 PM 42,797 Views 47 Comments

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 Rising
# The Rising

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

Apr 1st 2015, 10:29 AM 12,515 Views 21 Comments

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

# 1916 - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

A parade through Dublin and several new proclamations: Here's how we'll mark the Rising's centenary
# Ireland 2016
# Ireland 2016

A parade through Dublin and several new proclamations: Here's how we'll mark the Rising's centenary

Mar 31st 2015, 11:13 PM 39,389 Views 110 Comments

What do you make of the government’s plans?

The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site
# 2016 Commemorations
# 2016 Commemorations

The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site

Mar 31st 2015, 7:15 PM 16,664 Views 37 Comments

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

The government insists it's not rewriting the proclamation
# 1916 Rising
# 1916 Rising

The government insists it's not rewriting the proclamation

Mar 31st 2015, 5:30 PM 32,964 Views 193 Comments

Enda Kenny put the cat among the pigeons today.

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Mar 31st 2015, 12:56 PM 8,177 Views 1 Comment

All of the news, none of the waiting.

'A major distraction': It looks like there'll be no Royals at the 1916 centenary
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

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

Mar 31st 2015, 8:04 AM 16,772 Views 121 Comments

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