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#1916

# 1916 - All time

The New York Times wants people to come to Dublin to mark 1916
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

The New York Times wants people to come to Dublin to mark 1916

Jan 7th 2016, 5:14 PM 19,342 Views 50 Comments

“A city spruces up to celebrate a centenary.”

Why were the 1916 leaders cast as background characters in Rebellion? The drama's writer explains
# Shadowy Figures
# Shadowy Figures

Why were the 1916 leaders cast as background characters in Rebellion? The drama's writer explains

Jan 4th 2016, 8:16 PM 34,628 Views 28 Comments

The focus on bit-players means the viewer has to guess the fate of the drama’s protagonists, Colin Teevan explained.

What's up with the f****** swearing in RTÉ's new 1916 drama?
# Act Of Rebellion
# Act Of Rebellion

What's up with the f****** swearing in RTÉ's new 1916 drama?

Jan 3rd 2016, 10:23 PM 71,188 Views 94 Comments

And is it historically accurate?

Joe Duffy's book on Easter Rising children tops Christmas bestsellers list
# 1916
# 1916

Joe Duffy's book on Easter Rising children tops Christmas bestsellers list

Jan 3rd 2016, 11:29 AM 10,011 Views 23 Comments

Second on the list was Jim McGuinness’s memoir.

Poll: Will you be attending a 1916 centenary event?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be attending a 1916 centenary event?

Jan 1st 2016, 9:24 AM 25,123 Views 158 Comments

The events kick off today with a flag-raising in Dublin Castle.

'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery
# A Living History
# A Living History

'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery

Dec 24th 2015, 9:30 PM 18,336 Views 24 Comments

Historian Conor Dodd talks to us about the enduring appeal of the place where 1.5 million people have been laid to rest.

The RTÉ Guide has made an absolute hames of the Rubberbandits' 1916 documentary
# Rubberbandits
# Rubberbandits

The RTÉ Guide has made an absolute hames of the Rubberbandits' 1916 documentary

Dec 22nd 2015, 12:05 PM 32,174 Views 41 Comments

Oh… dear.

The RTÉ Guide has made an absolute hames of the Rubberbandits' 1916 documentary
# Rubberbandits
From The Daily Edge
# Rubberbandits

The RTÉ Guide has made an absolute hames of the Rubberbandits' 1916 documentary

Dec 22nd 2015, 10:22 AM 4,769 Views 4 Comments

Oh… dear.

The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop
# 1916
# 1916

The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop

Dec 20th 2015, 9:30 PM 34,950 Views 44 Comments

Sheila and Nora Wallace were of “tremendous value” in the fight for Irish independence.

John Bruton reckons Ireland would have become independent without 1916

John Bruton reckons Ireland would have become independent without 1916

Dec 18th 2015, 6:38 PM 23,382 Views 237 Comments

The former taoiseach said we shouldn’t glorify the Easter Rising.

Dublin could be about to get a brand new 1916 Quarter
# Quartered
# Quartered

Dublin could be about to get a brand new 1916 Quarter

Dec 15th 2015, 1:37 PM 15,617 Views 45 Comments

They say it will help in rejuvenation.

1916 signatory tells wife she'll be a "widow before these lines reach you" in letters released online
# Eamonn Ceannt
# Eamonn Ceannt

1916 signatory tells wife she'll be a "widow before these lines reach you" in letters released online

Dec 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 25,127 Views 43 Comments

The letters Éamonn Ceannt wrote to his wife show a very loving side to his character, describing her as his “sweetheart of the hawthorn hedges”.

How Michael D Higgins's father fought for Irish independence
# 1916
# 1916

How Michael D Higgins's father fought for Irish independence

Dec 11th 2015, 6:10 AM 17,181 Views 31 Comments

New documents offer a fascinating insight into the family’s history.

40 children were killed in the 1916 Rising but they are barely mentioned in our history
# 1916
# 1916

40 children were killed in the 1916 Rising but they are barely mentioned in our history

Nov 29th 2015, 9:15 AM 25,460 Views 55 Comments

Joe Duffy says there was “little if any mention” of the children who died in the history books.

The 2016 ministers look surprisingly happy about their visit to a graffiti-filled room
# Moore Street
# Moore Street

The 2016 ministers look surprisingly happy about their visit to a graffiti-filled room

Nov 10th 2015, 3:52 PM 10,861 Views 33 Comments

Work is finally under way at the 1916 Moore Street centre – but it won’t be ready in time for next Easter.

There's a 1916 chocolate bar and some people aren't happy about it
# Choclomation
# Choclomation

There's a 1916 chocolate bar and some people aren't happy about it

Nov 3rd 2015, 3:55 PM 26,540 Views 64 Comments

The bar wrapper shows that heads of the 1916 leaders as well as the Proclamation.

Did you help restore Kilmainham Gaol? Ireland wants to thank you
# 1916
# 1916

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

Oct 31st 2015, 9:30 AM 15,237 Views 44 Comments

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

This amazing Irish rebel wounded in the Easter Rising is finally getting some recognition
# Fighting Woman
# Fighting Woman

This amazing Irish rebel wounded in the Easter Rising is finally getting some recognition

Oct 26th 2015, 7:00 AM 17,280 Views 26 Comments

Margaret Skinnider was the only woman wounded in action during the rebellion.

Sinn Féin wants a new public holiday - but the government isn't keen
# Lá Na Poblachta
# Lá Na Poblachta

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

Oct 6th 2015, 6:21 PM 22,431 Views 139 Comments

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

A solemn and poignant State funeral as Thomas Kent returns home after 99 years
# Forgotten Volunteer
# Forgotten Volunteer

A solemn and poignant State funeral as Thomas Kent returns home after 99 years

Sep 18th 2015, 10:29 PM 32,879 Views 92 Comments

“Today Ireland comes to reflect on his courage, his dignity, his defiance, his sacrifice.”

What you need to know about the 'forgotten patriot' who is getting a state funeral today
# Column
# Column

What you need to know about the 'forgotten patriot' who is getting a state funeral today

Sep 18th 2015, 1:00 PM 535 Views 37 Comments

Thomas Kent is among the least recognisable of the men executed in 1916, but today he will take centre-stage in the centenary commemorative narrative, writes Brian Hughes.

Poll: Should we remember British state forces in 1916 commemorations?
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

Poll: Should we remember British state forces in 1916 commemorations?

Sep 18th 2015, 10:23 AM 20,507 Views 126 Comments

Debate continues over the various events.

Are you a child of the 1916 Rising? This musical project wants you
# The Rising
# The Rising

Are you a child of the 1916 Rising? This musical project wants you

Sep 12th 2015, 3:00 PM 8,232 Views 16 Comments

It has some gigs lined up for next year.

There's a new musical about the 1916 Rising - and it's pretty slick
# The Bloody Irish
# The Bloody Irish

There's a new musical about the 1916 Rising - and it's pretty slick

Aug 22nd 2015, 11:15 AM 22,998 Views 24 Comments

The folks in the US will get to see it before us though.

Pictures: Incredible photos of a ruined Dublin after the 1916 Easter Rising
# In Ruins
# In Ruins

Pictures: Incredible photos of a ruined Dublin after the 1916 Easter Rising

Aug 12th 2015, 6:25 PM 36,616 Views 68 Comments

The photos show the city’s many famous buildings as photographed in the weeks following the end of hostilities.

Funeral of 'iconic' O'Donovan Rossa's remembered 100 years on
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

Funeral of 'iconic' O'Donovan Rossa's remembered 100 years on

Aug 1st 2015, 8:42 PM 29,315 Views 84 Comments

There was a re-enactment of Pádraig Pearse’s graveside oration.

The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 ... It starts today
# Multiple Pearsings
# Multiple Pearsings

The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 ... It starts today

Aug 1st 2015, 11:10 AM 27,081 Views 162 Comments

Sinn Féin are insisting their massive O’Donovan Rossa event today is not a ‘rival’ to the official one. But it sure looks like they’re competing.

Incredible photographs show devastating impact of the Rising
# Changed Utterly
# Changed Utterly

Incredible photographs show devastating impact of the Rising

Jul 29th 2015, 6:10 AM 33,898 Views 48 Comments

Trinity College Dublin is giving the public a glimpse at rare photographs and items from the 1916 Rising.

'I'm not trying to un-Sinn Féin myself': New Lord Mayor reacts to criticism
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

'I'm not trying to un-Sinn Féin myself': New Lord Mayor reacts to criticism

Jun 30th 2015, 1:20 PM 14,285 Views 80 Comments

Críona Ní Dhálaigh said 1916 centenary commemorations will be inclusive.

Not everyone's pleased about Dublin's mayor being a Sinn Féin-er in 2016
# 1916
# 1916

Not everyone's pleased about Dublin's mayor being a Sinn Féin-er in 2016

Jun 15th 2015, 6:10 AM 22,898 Views 85 Comments

The party will hold the position of Lord Mayor of Dublin during the 1916 commemorations.

RTÉ's making a drama on the 'violent birth of modern Ireland' - by the guy who wrote Charlie
# 1916
# 1916

RTÉ's making a drama on the 'violent birth of modern Ireland' - by the guy who wrote Charlie

May 22nd 2015, 3:30 PM 10,189 Views 23 Comments

Brian Gleeson and Love/Hate’s Charlie Murphy (Siobhán) are set to star in the new five-part drama.

War of words: Gerry Adams had a massive go at Micheál Martin tonight
# Arrogance And Delusion
# Arrogance And Delusion

War of words: Gerry Adams had a massive go at Micheál Martin tonight

Apr 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 22,358 Views 234 Comments

The Sinn Féin president has responded to recent comments from the Fianna Fáil leader.

Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin had a big row on Morning Ireland
# Shouty
# Shouty

Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin had a big row on Morning Ireland

Apr 20th 2015, 8:00 PM 46,449 Views 244 Comments

A sign of things to come…

"A dangerous lie": Micheál Martin rubbishes Sinn Féin's connection with 1916
# The Rising
# The Rising

"A dangerous lie": Micheál Martin rubbishes Sinn Féin's connection with 1916

Apr 19th 2015, 6:07 PM 17,896 Views 170 Comments

Gerry Adams dismissed Martin’s comments as a “hysterical rant”.

Pictures: Thousands pack O'Connell Street for Rising event
# Road To The Rising
# Road To The Rising

Pictures: Thousands pack O'Connell Street for Rising event

Apr 6th 2015, 8:10 PM 38,222 Views 56 Comments

The main thoroughfare of Dublin was pedestrianised for the event.

Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs "another Rising"
# Come ON Up For The Rising
# Come ON Up For The Rising

Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs "another Rising"

Apr 5th 2015, 7:48 PM 29,649 Views 219 Comments

A peaceful one this time.

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising
# GPO
# GPO

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising

Apr 5th 2015, 7:45 PM 25,721 Views 121 Comments

It concluded with an Air Corps fly past.

QUIZ: How well do you remember your school Easter Rising lessons?
# Easter 1916
# Easter 1916

QUIZ: How well do you remember your school Easter Rising lessons?

Apr 5th 2015, 6:00 PM 43,422 Views 47 Comments

Time to root out your history text books.

Liam Neeson to use his very particular set of skills to narrate 1916 doc
# The Rising
# The Rising

Liam Neeson to use his very particular set of skills to narrate 1916 doc

Apr 1st 2015, 10:29 AM 12,563 Views 21 Comments

The series will be aired on RTÉ as well as the BBC.

A parade through Dublin and several new proclamations: Here's how we'll mark the Rising's centenary
# Ireland 2016
# Ireland 2016

A parade through Dublin and several new proclamations: Here's how we'll mark the Rising's centenary

Mar 31st 2015, 11:13 PM 39,424 Views 110 Comments

What do you make of the government’s plans?