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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Commemorations

This year
The hurt remains: Ballyseedy and the story of a bomb blast that still roars 100 years later
This weekend marks 100 years from the massacre of eight IRA anti-treaty men at Ballyseedy.
All time
Taoiseach refuses to be drawn on future of RIC commemoration
Varadkar was asked about the renewed success of the rebel song Come Out Ye Black and Tans.
'An error of judgement': Martin criticises RIC commemoration but says those attending should be respected
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the event “should be cancelled”.
Commemoration events to mark centenary of War of Independence 'challenging and sensitive'
The government hasn’t yet finalised the State programme for 1920 commemorative events.
Easter Rising commemorations take place at the General Post Office
Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
A shiny new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate the first Dáil
One million of the special coins go into circulation this month.
Government urged to apologise for the at least 77 executed by Free State during Civil War
In the Dáil in 2011, Leo Varadkar said those executed without trial during this time period were “murdered”.
Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day
A proposed Bill seeks to designate 21 January Ireland’s Independence Day – but it wouldn’t be a bank holiday.
Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine
The current commemorations do not have a specific date.
Here's what's happening this weekend to mark the 1916 centenary
The GAA, Conradh na Gaeilge and the President will all be involved in events.
Remembering the Easter 1916 Rising
The flags, the colour and the pride – follow everything that’s going on here.
Builders down tools as protesters occupy buildings on Moore Street
A man has put a flag on the top of the roof of one of the terraced properties.
Did you help restore Kilmainham Gaol? Ireland wants to thank you
The restoration work done in the 1960s saved the building from ruins.
Sinn Féin wants a new public holiday - but the government isn't keen
What if 24 April was a national public holiday every year?
'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.
Irish citizens called on to 'reclaim the vision of 1916'
A new group group launched their plans today.
Was the Easter Rising needed? Just two in five of you think so (but even fewer don't)
The findings comes from a poll from Irish language news website
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.
World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches
The Open University has ‘colourised’ some photos from the time.
Today marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War
Within a week all the European superpowers were locked in conflict.
This Sunday we remember those who died serving Ireland, here's how you can
The President and the Taoiseach will be at the main commemoration in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.
Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising
A wreath was laid outside the steps of the GPO with the Proclamation of the Republic also read out.
Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations?
Queen Elizabeth II hinted at the possibility in a speech during the recent State visit to the UK by President Michael D Higgins.
Rwandan president accuses France of role in the genocide
The French President has since released a statement.
Grand Secretary of Orange Order calls image 'outrageous and unacceptable'
Drew Nelson was responding to a photograph which appeared to show a bandsman urinating outside a Catholic church during Saturday’s marches.
PHOTOS: Thousands march in Belfast for anniversary of Ulster Covenant
The parades have passed off peacefully so far, despite fears of violence breaking out along part of the route.
Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration
Taoiseach linked Ireland’s ‘generational memory’ about Famine years to the country’s fight against root causes of hunger.
Government asks historians for advice on centenary commemorations
An advisory group made up of eleven academics has been put together ahead of events to mark the 1916 Easter Rising.
Ireland remembers 9/11 - events take place across the country this weekend
We have a round-up of commemorative events taking place across the country this weekend.