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#Easter Rising

# easter-rising - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Opposition react to government toning down 1916 message

Earlier in the week RTÉ revealed the government’s original literature had included more imagery from the 1916 Easter Rising.

# easter-rising - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

The government insists it's not rewriting the proclamation

Enda Kenny put the cat among the pigeons today.

# easter-rising - Friday 20 March, 2015

Maureen Haughey recalls how her father escaped death in the Easter Rising

The wife of former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey made a rare public appearance today.

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.’

# easter-rising - 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.

# easter-rising - 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.

# easter-rising - Sunday 4 January, 2015

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

A new group group launched their plans today.

# easter-rising - Thursday 4 December, 2014

# easter-rising - 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?

# easter-rising - 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.

# easter-rising - 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.

# easter-rising - Thursday 13 November, 2014

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.

# easter-rising - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Relatives boycott launch of 1916 commemorations, calling it a 'political stunt'

A group that represents 850 relatives is boycotting tonight’s event, despite Minister Humphrey’s assurances that Ireland 2016 will be “inclusive”.

# easter-rising - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Nudity, Facebook, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

What percentage of people think the 1916 Rising was a mistake?

# easter-rising - 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.

# easter-rising - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Take This Tricky Irish History Quiz Quiz

Take This Tricky Irish History Quiz

How much do you actually know about your country?

# easter-rising - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Presentation cup given to those who defended Trinity during the 1916 Rising up for auction

The auction will also feature items relating to the Irish Hospitals Sweepstake.

# easter-rising - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Extract: 16 Dead Men – The Easter Rising Executions

The men who were killed for their involvement in the Easter Rising were diverse in age and occupation, but brought together by a common vision.

# easter-rising - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Gerry Adams lashes out at John Bruton for calling the 1916 Rising 'a mistake'

And so begins the Great Irish History Debate of 2014-2016…

# easter-rising - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Irish people want to see the royal family visit for 1916 commemorations

An Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll places support for a visit by the British royal family at 69 per cent.

# easter-rising - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

After 98 years, Moore Street buildings are to become 1916 Rising commemoration

The site where the 1916 Rising leaders surrendered on Moore Street is to become a commemorative centre.

# easter-rising - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

NAMA pledges €5m for Moore Street site but dispute remains over 1916 plans

It was announced last year that the four houses at 14 to 17 Moore Street are to be converted into a commemorative centre at the national monument.

# easter-rising - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about Easter commemorations, the death of Rubin Carter and a lack of Oxegen for Irish festival-goers.

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.

From The Daily Edge 12 things only Irish grandparents love Nana

12 things only Irish grandparents love

They remember when all this was fields.

Video column: The story of No.16 Moore Street and the rebels of the 1916 Rising

As part of a series of interviews with Dubliners, journalist Eoin Lynch and photographer Deirdre Brennan speak to the great grandson James Connolly about No.16 Moore Street and the 1916 Rising.

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.

No royal family this year, but here's what's happening at today's Easter Rising commemorations...

The President will lead this morning’s 98th anniversary event, which concludes with an Air Corps fly past.

# easter-rising - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Taoiseach: I would like to see the Queen visit Ireland for 1916 Rising commemorations

Meanwhile, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that commemorating all events from the period around 1916 needs to be considered by both governments.

# easter-rising - Saturday 25 January, 2014

The story behind a Dublin chorus girl's British Military Medal

Louisa Nolan’s acts even made headlines in the US.

# easter-rising - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Column: Nordic Rebels – The Swede and Finn who fought in the GPO, 1916

The story of the two Nordic recruits to the cause of the Irish Republic remains one of the most remarkable of Easter Week, writes Damian Shiels.

# easter-rising - Monday 30 September, 2013

Trust seeking designs for Glasnevin’s 1916 memorial

232 people were buried in a mass grave after the Easter Rising, now a chapel is being planned for that site.

# easter-rising - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Gerry Adams: The institutions of the State have their backs to the border

“The prevailing sense among the policy makers is to perpetuate the status quo,” the Sinn Féin President has told the MacGill Summer School in the Glenties this evening.

# easter-rising - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Dublin councillors back report calling for Moore Street preservation

Members back a report which urges Arts minister Jimmy Deenihan not to allow a full redevelopment of the site.

# easter-rising - Monday 1 April, 2013

Extract: From the roof of the College of Surgeons, the Volunteers watched the city burn

During the Easter Rising 1916, a small force of men and women fought against British soldiers from their posts in St Stephen’s Green and City Hall. In his new book, Paul O’Brien recounts their tragic and noble struggle to protect the newly proclaimed Irish Republic.

# easter-rising - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Commemorations mark 97th anniversary of the Easter Rising (PHOTOS) Easter Rising This post contains images

Commemorations mark 97th anniversary of the Easter Rising (PHOTOS)

More than 350 Defence Force personnel took part in a State ceremony in O’Connell Street, led by President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

# easter-rising - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Poll: Should the anniversary of the Easter Rising be a public holiday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the anniversary of the Easter Rising be a public holiday?

It’s coming up to St Patrick’s Day – and Sinn Féin has published a bill to make April 24, when the Easter Rising began, a holiday.