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#Commemorations

# commemorations - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Easter Rising commemorations take place at the General Post Office

Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

# commemorations - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

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.

# commemorations - Saturday 29 December, 2018

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”.

# commemorations - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

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.

# commemorations - Friday 8 July, 2016

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine Commemorations This post contains a poll

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine

The current commemorations do not have a specific date.

# commemorations - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Here's what's happening this weekend to mark the 1916 centenary Easter Rising This post contains videos

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.

# commemorations - Sunday 27 March, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Remembering the Easter 1916 Rising

The flags, the colour and the pride – follow everything that’s going on here.

# commemorations - Thursday 7 January, 2016

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.

# commemorations - Saturday 31 October, 2015

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

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

# commemorations - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

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

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

# commemorations - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

'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.

# commemorations - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Irish citizens called on to 'reclaim the vision of 1916'

A new group group launched their plans today.

# commemorations - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

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 Tuairisc.ie.

# commemorations - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

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.

# commemorations - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches Technicolour This post contains images

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.

# commemorations - Monday 28 July, 2014

Today marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War

Within a week all the European superpowers were locked in conflict.

# commemorations - Thursday 10 July, 2014

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.

# commemorations - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising Ireland Remembers This post contains images

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? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# commemorations - Monday 7 April, 2014

Rwandan president accuses France of role in the genocide

The French President has since released a statement.

# commemorations - Monday 1 October, 2012

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.

# commemorations - Saturday 29 September, 2012

PHOTOS: Thousands march in Belfast for anniversary of Ulster Covenant Unionism This post contains images

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.

# commemorations - Sunday 13 May, 2012

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.

# commemorations - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

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.

# commemorations - Friday 9 September, 2011

Ireland remembers 9/11 - events take place across the country this weekend Remembering This post contains images

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.