The Irish Republic: 70 years today

Perhaps because it can often coincide with Easter observances — both inside and outside churches — the significance of today’s date in Ireland’s story tends to ring few, if any, bells in minds other than those of historians.

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Original copy of Proclamation to be auctioned in Dublin next month

A much sought after original of the Irish Proclamation of the Irish Republic is to go under the auction hammer next month.

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Role of fire and rescue services during Easter Rising to be commemorated

Medals recognising the role played by the fire and rescue services during the Easter Rising will be handed out to crews who served across Ireland in the rebellion's centenary year.

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Petrol bombs thrown at police during republican Easter Rising parade

Petrol bombs were hurled at police during a republican parade in Derry.

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Six men charged over illegal Republican parade

Six men have been charged over an illegal Easter parade in Co Armagh.

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Owner of Patrick Pearse surrender letter hits out at Govt 'apathy' as 1916 artefact leaves Ireland

The owner of Patrick Pearse's handwritten surrender letter has accused the Government of apathy over the unique 1916 artefact after it was taken out of the country.

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Infographic compares O'Connell St now to the iconic street during the Rising

With the 1916 commemorations in full swing here, everyone's getting in on the celebrations.

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Save Moore Street group urges Govt not to waste money to stop expansion of monument site

Campaigners have called on the Government not to try to overturn a judge's ruling which expanded the Moore Street national monument site.

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Police attacked with petrol bombs in Co Armagh

Police have been attacked with petrol bombs in sporadic trouble in a republican area of Northern Ireland.

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Ireland pauses to remember sacrifices made during 1916 Easter Rising

One of the key commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising centenary has taken place with President Michael D Higgins honouring all those who fought and died for Irish freedom.

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Siptu to hold Easter Rising events at Liberty Hall

Siptu will host a programme of cultural events to commemorate the 1916 Rising and the role that its headquarters Liberty Hall played in it.

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Govt: Rising commemorations will be respectful and inclusive

The Government has said the Rising commemorations will be rooted in respect and inclusivity.

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President rejects idea celebrating Rising will cause unrest

The President has rejected the idea that celebrating the centenary of the Easter Rising could cause unrest.

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Security forces on high alert over threat to Easter Rising commemorations

Security services on both sides of the border have been on high alert over a threatened hijacking of the Easter Rising commemorations by dissident republicans.

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Gerry Adams to make live televised speech on eve of Easter Rising anniversary

The Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams will make a live televised speech to the nation on the eve of the Easter Rising centenary.

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Public holiday 'would seriously dilute traditional Easter Rising commemorations'

The Government is continuing to oppose calls for a special public holiday next year for the centenary of 1916.

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Councillors to discuss prospect of SF Lord Mayor for Easter Rising centenary

Newly elected Dublin City Councillors are to discuss whether Sinn Féin should hold the office of Lord Mayor in 2016 - the centenary of the Easter Rising.

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President marks anniversary of Easter Rising

President Michael D Higgins has led a ceremony marking the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

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Anniversary of 1916 Easter Rising marked

Approximately 2,000 people have turned out in Dublin today to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

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Ahern praises Easter Rising parade

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern today said he hoped parades would mark the Easter Rising each year until the centenary in ten years’ time as 120,000 people thronged Dublin’s streets in tribute to those who fought and died for Irish freedom.

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Thousands mark Easter Rising anniversary

Tens of thousands of spectators lined the streets of Dublin toay as Ireland marked the 90th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

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Proclamation read at Easter Rising celebrations

The celebrations are underway for the 90th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising.

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Ahern in peace vow at Easter Rising ceremony

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern today pledged to continue to work for peace and reconciliation in Ireland as wreaths were laid in Dublin’s Kilmainham Gaol in honour of the 1916 Easter Rising revolutionaries.

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100,000 expected at biggest 1916 celebration in 40 years

Up to 100,000 people are expected to line the streets of Dublin today to mark the 90th Anniversary of the Easter Rising.

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