President Higgins to lead 1916 commemoration ceremony in Dublin

President Michael D. Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, and Minister with responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe will lead a ceremony in Dublin today to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

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Study: Rising and threat of conscription key to Sinn Féin success

The 1916 Easter Rising and the threat of conscription into the British army during the First World War were the main reasons for the emergence of Sinn Féin as a major force in Irish nationalist politics, a new study shows.

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The Irish settlement: An often ignored legacy of World War I

The centenary of the end of World War I comes as the UK is seeking to finalise the terms of its exit from the European Union. There is a strong historical resonance between both events. The issue of Ireland’s relationship with the UK, the nature of the Irish border, and the exertion of Ulster unionists in Westminster are as central to British politics today as they were in 1918, writes Marie Coleman

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President leads commemorations marking the 1916 Easter Rising

Michael D Higgins has led commemorations marking the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.

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New headstone unveiled to mark grave of Eugene Lynch, 8, who died during 1916 Rising

A new headstone has been unveiled today to mark the grave of one of the children who died during the 1916 Rising.

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Thomas ‘Corkie’ Walsh: The Corkman who fired the first shot of 1916

Thomas Walsh of the Irish Citizen Army will be remembered at a ceremony in his native city next weekend, writes Niall Murray

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Public invited to suggest ideas for commemorating major historic events

The Government has invited the public to tell them how they would like major historic events to be commemorated.

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Bishop Colton: Some Cork protestants anticipate Civil War commemorations with dread

The Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork has said some members of his community anticipate commemorations of the War of Independence and the Civil War ‘fearfully and with a certain dread.’, writes Grainne McGuinness

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Ireland’s revolutionary years captured in ’Atlas of the Irish Revolution’

The most comprehensive treatment of Ireland’s revolutionary years has been published today by Cork University Press.

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Latest: President lays wreath at GPO to commemorate Easter Rising

LATEST: President Michael D Higgins today laid a wreath at the focal point of the Easter Rising as the nation marked the 101st anniversary of the rebellion.

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Here is how much was spent on the 1916 commemorations

More than €7.5m was spent by the government on events commemorating the 1916 Rising.

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Final event of the 1916 centenary celebrations today

Today will see the final event of the 1916 centenary celebrations.

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WATCH: From bullets to All-Ireland medals, the tale of Charlie McMahon

He survived a gunshot wound to the head after the raid on the Custom House.

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WATCH: GAA players who fought in the Easter Rising

The incredible stories of Frank Burke and Tilly Simpson.

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Family presents portion of 1916 Jacob's factory tri-colour to Glasnevin Museum

A portion of the tri-colour, which was flown at Jacob's factory in Dublin during the Easter Rising, has been presented by a Jersey family to Glasnevin Museum.

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FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against FAI over 1916 symbol displayed on shirts

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Football Association of Ireland over a symbol worn on the team's shirts in a March friendly which related to Easter Rising.

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Minister lays wreath in memory of British soldiers who died during 1916 Rising

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has laid a wreath in memory of more than 100 British soldiers killed trying to suppress the Easter Rising.

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Taoiseach travels to Washington to attend 1916 Commemoration events

The Taoiseach heads for Washington today for a series of events marking the 1916 Centenary.

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Records of 1916 Rising arrests published online

Reports containing details of 30,000 arrests by the Dublin Metropolitan Police more than 100 years ago have been published online writes Dan Buckley.

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Easter Rising leaders remembered at Dublin ceremonies

Four of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising have been remembered at separate ceremonies in Dublin today.

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President Higgins pays tribute to 'full-blown Irish revolutionary' Roger Casement

President Michael D Higgins has led a day of commemorations for Roger Casement by describing him as a great Irish patriot and one of the 20th century's great humanitarians.

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Judge refuses to grant stay on orders preventing work on Moore St buildings

A judge has refused to grant a stay on his orders preventing work on buildings in Dublin's Moore Street area.

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High Court to hear State's response to Moore Street ruling

The High Court is due to hear the State’s response to its ruling that a wider section of Moore Street in Dublin should be declared a national monument.

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Check out this stunning 1916 tribute with a difference - on a beach in Sydney

There have been some fabulous commemorations of the Easter Rising in Ireland and beyond over the last few weeks - but this one has to be right up there with the best.

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Two arrested as Easter Rising memorial plaque unveiled in Glasnevin

Minor scuffles broke out outside Glasnvevin Cemetery today resulting in two arrests after efforts were made to set a British flag alight.

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Dream of 1916 rebels not yet achieved, says President

President Michael D Higgins has said the dream of some of the 1916 rebels has not been achieved.

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President Higgins: Time to reassess Britain's 'imperial triumphalism'

President Michael D Higgins has suggested Britain's "imperial triumphalism" be re-examined in the same way as Irish republicanism has been over recent years.

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Reading 1916 proclamation 'a humbling experience', says Captain Kelleher

The captain who read Ireland's Proclamation of Independence during yesterday's centenary parade has spoken of his honour to have been chosen for the job.

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Minister heckled at 1916 Commemoration event

Acting Culture Minister Heather Humphries has been heckled as she spoke at a 1916 centenary event on Moore Street in Dublin.

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Memorial events to mark time first shots of 1916 Rising were fired

Senior Government ministers will attend wreath laying memorial events at key Easter Rising sites this afternoon to mark the first shots fired in the rebellion 100 years ago.

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Over 500 Easter Rising commemoration events around the country today

Wreaths will be laid at seven locations around Dublin which were key to the Easter Rising as commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the rebellion continue across the country.

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Survey shows school students overwhelmingly proud of 1916 Rising

Irish school students are overwhelmingly proud of the Easter Rising in 1916, but almost half believe its leaders would not be proud of present-day Ireland, according to a nationwide poll.

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Danny O’Reilly’s rendition of ‘Grace’ in Kilmainham Gaol for 1916 will give you chills

Centenary will be broadcast on RTÉ One at 9.35pm on Easter Monday.

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GALLERY: Rarely-seen photographs of Dublin in 1916

An extraordinary trove of rarely-seen photographs lays bare the utter carnage wreaked on Dublin during the tumultuous Easter Rising 100 years ago this weekend.

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Ireland 'not immune from terror events', says Garda spokesman

The Gardaí have insisted that any threat of terrorism in Ireland is unlikely despite plans for up to a million people to attend events this weekend to commemorate the 1916 Rising.

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Moore Street judgement due today

Judgement on the future of the 1916 Terrace on Moore Street in Dublin will be handed out today.

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Tricolour to be raised at every school for this Proclamation Day

The 1916 Proclamation will be read out by students at around 4,000 schools today, and the tricolour will be raised at every school and college.

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Michael Flatley releases single to commemorate the heroes of the 1916 rising

Written and composed by Irish songwriter, Brian Flanagan, ‘The Rising’ is performed by Michael Flatley who narrates a hauntingly beautiful depiction of the heroes of the 1916 Easter Rising.

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Combating threat of dissident republicans 'a top priority for Gardaí'

Gardaí say that they will have adequate policing to combat the threat of dissident republican activity during the 1916 commemorations.

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Arlene Foster denies attending Easter Rising commemoration in Dublin

The North's First Minister Arlene Foster has insisted she was not attending a 1916 Easter Rising commemoration during an event marking the rebellion against British rule.

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See Michael Collins as you have never seen him before

Some footage of Michael Collins has been released online by website www.irelandbirthofanation.com as part of the commemoration of the Easter Rising.

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Judge agrees to visit Moore Street site

A High Court judge has agreed to visit Moore Street in Dublin as part of a legal challenge aimed at protecting a number of buildings.

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Legal action aimed at preserving Moore St buildings begins today

A legal action aimed at preventing a number of buildings on Dublin’s Moore Street from being demolished is due to get underway this morning.

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An Post issues sixteen 1916 centenary stamps

An Post have issued sixteen 1916 centenary stamps.

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Photo exhibition to show impact of 1916 Rising on Dublin

A new exhibition from the National Photographic Archive will give people a taste of what Dublin suffered during the Rising.

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Liam Neeson-narrated 1916 Easter Rising documentary to be broadcast all over the world

Watch the trailer for '1916: The Irish Rebellion' which premieres in Dublin onMarch 16.

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Enda Kenny invites David Cameron to attend 1916 commemorations in Ireland

Enda Kenny has asked David Cameron to visit Ireland for the commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising.

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Central Bank to issue new coin to commemorate 1916 Rising

The Central Bank is to issue a new €2 coin to commemorate the 1916 Rising.

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Virtual tour of Dublin landmarks connected to the Easter Rising launched

An online tour of Dublin landmarks connected to the Easter Rising has gone live this evening.

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Arlene Foster will not attend any events marking 1916 centenary

Enda Kenny says he's disappointed that Northern Ireland's new First Minister won't attend any events to mark the centenary of 1916.

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Moore St campaigners want reassurances on protection of 1916 buildings

Campaigners fighting for full restoration of the last buildings used by the 1916 Rising leaders have called for detailed assurances on the protection of the entire site.

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Gardaí anxious 'determined' dissidents could use 1916 centenary to recruit

Gardaí are concerned that the centenary of the Rising could be used by dissident republicans to recruit new members.

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Charlie Flanagan to announce US events for 1916 commemoration

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan will travel to New York today to launch the US 1916 Centenary programme of events.

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First 1916 commemoration events begin today

The first official events to commemorate 1916 get underway today.

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Oxford and Cambridge universities to join 1916 commemorations

Oxford and Cambridge universities are among major UK institutions marking the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising next year.

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1916 commemorative centre to be built on Dublin's Moore Street

A new commemorative centre is being developed at Moore Street in central Dublin.

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Stephen Rae says Government's 1916 plans are 'shapeless', calls for public holiday

Plans to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 rising have been criticised as "shapeless" for having no public holiday or central day to mark the occasion.

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Loyalists invited to join Belfast's Easter Rising centenary celebrations

Loyalist communities across Belfast will be invited to engage in a range of events to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising, republican organisers have pledged.

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Sinn Féin Councillor Ní Dhálaigh elected as Lord Mayor of Dublin

Sinn Féin Councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin at the Annual Meeting of Dublin City Council tonight.

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