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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# 1916

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The New York Times wants people to come to Dublin to mark 1916
“A city spruces up to celebrate a centenary.”
Why were the 1916 leaders cast as background characters in Rebellion? The drama's writer explains
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?
And is it historically accurate?
Joe Duffy's book on Easter Rising children tops Christmas bestsellers list
Second on the list was Jim McGuinness’s memoir.
Poll: Will you be attending a 1916 centenary event?
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
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
Oh… dear.
The RTÉ Guide has made an absolute hames of the Rubberbandits' 1916 documentary
Oh… dear.
The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop
Sheila and Nora Wallace were of “tremendous value” in the fight for Irish independence.
John Bruton reckons Ireland would have become independent without 1916
The former taoiseach said we shouldn’t glorify the Easter Rising.
Dublin could be about to get a brand new 1916 Quarter
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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?
Debate continues over the various events.
Are you a child of the 1916 Rising? This musical project wants you
It has some gigs lined up for next year.
There's a new musical about the 1916 Rising - and it's pretty slick
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
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
There was a re-enactment of Pádraig Pearse’s graveside oration.
The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 ... It starts today
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
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
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
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
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
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
A sign of things to come…
"A dangerous lie": Micheál Martin rubbishes Sinn Féin's connection with 1916
Gerry Adams dismissed Martin’s comments as a “hysterical rant”.
Pictures: Thousands pack O'Connell Street for Rising event
The main thoroughfare of Dublin was pedestrianised for the event.
Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs "another Rising"
A peaceful one this time.
Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising
It concluded with an Air Corps fly past.
QUIZ: How well do you remember your school Easter Rising lessons?
Time to root out your history text books.
Liam Neeson to use his very particular set of skills to narrate 1916 doc
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
What do you make of the government’s plans?