The State has argued it was a “bridge far too far” for the High Court to declare that various buildings and sites on and around Dublin’s Moore Street are a 1916 Rising battlefield site comprising a national monument.
The arrests and internment without trial of hundreds of Irish men in May 1916, together with the leaders’ executions, saw the public mood swiftly change after the Rising. examines a family archive of papers and photographs that shows the effects of these arrests
General John Maxwell ignored calls from the viceroy to spare the lives of those on the periphery of the Rising and instead pursued martial justice, allowing defendants little more than 10 minutes in their ‘trials’ to tell their side of the story, writes
Since 1898, Dublin Fire Brigade ran the ambulance service and the emergence of the log book of the brigade’s headquarters in Tara Street from 1916 bears witness to the efforts to deal with the battle waging on the streets and the people affected, writes