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#Commemorations

# commemorations - Friday 10 January, 2020

Taoiseach refuses to be drawn on future of RIC commemoration
# Commemorations
# Commemorations

Taoiseach refuses to be drawn on future of RIC commemoration

Jan 10th 2020, 6:26 PM 17,238 Views 72 Comments

Varadkar was asked about the renewed success of the rebel song Come Out Ye Black and Tans.

# commemorations - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

'An error of judgement': Martin criticises RIC commemoration but says those attending should be respected
# RIC
# RIC

'An error of judgement': Martin criticises RIC commemoration but says those attending should be respected

Updated Jan 7th 2020, 2:10 PM 44,215 Views 223 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the event “should be cancelled”.

# commemorations - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Commemoration events to mark centenary of War of Independence 'challenging and sensitive'
# Commemorations
# Commemorations

Commemoration events to mark centenary of War of Independence 'challenging and sensitive'

Dec 26th 2019, 10:00 AM 21,021 Views 68 Comments

The government hasn’t yet finalised the State programme for 1920 commemorative events.

# commemorations - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Easter Rising commemorations take place at the General Post Office
# 1916
# 1916

Easter Rising commemorations take place at the General Post Office

Updated Apr 21st 2019, 12:39 PM 22,987 Views 27 Comments

Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

# commemorations - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

A shiny new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate the first Dáil
# Coinage
# Coinage

A shiny new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate the first Dáil

Jan 16th 2019, 2:20 PM 29,395 Views 25 Comments

One million of the special coins go into circulation this month.

# commemorations - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Government urged to apologise for the at least 77 executed by Free State during Civil War
# Commemorations
# Commemorations

Government urged to apologise for the at least 77 executed by Free State during Civil War

Dec 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 17,646 Views 67 Comments

In the Dáil in 2011, Leo Varadkar said those executed without trial during this time period were “murdered”.

# commemorations - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day
# No Day Off
# No Day Off

Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day

Apr 17th 2018, 6:10 AM 26,193 Views 106 Comments

A proposed Bill seeks to designate 21 January Ireland’s Independence Day – but it wouldn’t be a bank holiday.

# commemorations - Friday 8 July, 2016

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine
# Commemorations
# Commemorations

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine

Jul 8th 2016, 6:15 AM 17,736 Views 89 Comments

The current commemorations do not have a specific date.

# commemorations - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Here's what's happening this weekend to mark the 1916 centenary
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

Here's what's happening this weekend to mark the 1916 centenary

Apr 23rd 2016, 9:30 AM 15,940 Views 37 Comments

The GAA, Conradh na Gaeilge and the President will all be involved in events.

# commemorations - Sunday 27 March, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: Remembering the Easter 1916 Rising
# 100 Years
# 100 Years

AS IT HAPPENED: Remembering the Easter 1916 Rising

Mar 27th 2016, 2:10 PM 40,901 Views 90 Comments

The flags, the colour and the pride – follow everything that’s going on here.

# commemorations - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Builders down tools as protesters occupy buildings on Moore Street
# Rebellion
# Rebellion

Builders down tools as protesters occupy buildings on Moore Street

Jan 7th 2016, 5:26 PM 45,423 Views 76 Comments

A man has put a flag on the top of the roof of one of the terraced properties.

# commemorations - Saturday 31 October, 2015

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 15,178 Views 44 Comments

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

# commemorations - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

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 22,409 Views 139 Comments

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

# commemorations - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

'A major distraction': It looks like there'll be no Royals at the 1916 centenary
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

'A major distraction': It looks like there'll be no Royals at the 1916 centenary

Mar 31st 2015, 8:04 AM 16,765 Views 120 Comments

A junior minister pretty much confirmed it won’t be happening last night.

# commemorations - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Irish citizens called on to 'reclaim the vision of 1916'
# Commemorations
# Commemorations

Irish citizens called on to 'reclaim the vision of 1916'

Jan 4th 2015, 4:09 PM 17,808 Views 86 Comments

A new group group launched their plans today.

# commemorations - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Was the Easter Rising needed? Just two in five of you think so (but even fewer don't)
# Heeding History
# Heeding History

Was the Easter Rising needed? Just two in five of you think so (but even fewer don't)

Oct 29th 2014, 7:37 AM 9,868 Views 51 Comments

The findings comes from a poll from Irish language news website Tuairisc.ie.

# commemorations - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

A 'national day off' for 2016? It should be looked at, says Minister
# Minister For 1916
# Minister For 1916

A 'national day off' for 2016? It should be looked at, says Minister

Sep 3rd 2014, 12:13 PM 12,289 Views 80 Comments

The idea of a once-off ‘Republic Day’ is being “seriously considered” at by politicians, as plans for the centenary celebrations are put together.

# commemorations - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches
# Technicolour
# Technicolour

World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches

Aug 6th 2014, 8:00 AM 20,740 Views 19 Comments

The Open University has ‘colourised’ some photos from the time.

# commemorations - Monday 28 July, 2014

Today marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War
# To War
# To War

Today marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War

Jul 28th 2014, 6:30 AM 31,770 Views 27 Comments

Within a week all the European superpowers were locked in conflict.

# commemorations - Thursday 10 July, 2014

This Sunday we remember those who died serving Ireland, here's how you can
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

This Sunday we remember those who died serving Ireland, here's how you can

Jul 10th 2014, 11:35 AM 8,106 Views 40 Comments

The President and the Taoiseach will be at the main commemoration in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.

# commemorations - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising
# Ireland Remembers
# Ireland Remembers

Pics: President Higgins and Taoiseach among thousands who gather to remember Easter Rising

Apr 20th 2014, 9:24 PM 19,997 Views 86 Comments

A wreath was laid outside the steps of the GPO with the Proclamation of the Republic also read out.

Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations?

Apr 20th 2014, 9:45 AM 20,654 Views 166 Comments

Queen Elizabeth II hinted at the possibility in a speech during the recent State visit to the UK by President Michael D Higgins.

# commemorations - Monday 7 April, 2014

Rwandan president accuses France of role in the genocide
# Commemorations
# Commemorations

Rwandan president accuses France of role in the genocide

Apr 7th 2014, 6:36 PM 11,343 Views 41 Comments

The French President has since released a statement.

# commemorations - Monday 1 October, 2012

Grand Secretary of Orange Order calls image 'outrageous and unacceptable'
# Unionism
# Unionism

Grand Secretary of Orange Order calls image 'outrageous and unacceptable'

Oct 1st 2012, 1:07 PM 12,262 Views 82 Comments

Drew Nelson was responding to a photograph which appeared to show a bandsman urinating outside a Catholic church during Saturday’s marches.

# commemorations - Saturday 29 September, 2012

PHOTOS: Thousands march in Belfast for anniversary of Ulster Covenant
# Unionism
# Unionism

PHOTOS: Thousands march in Belfast for anniversary of Ulster Covenant

Sep 29th 2012, 2:27 PM 7,807 Views 85 Comments

The parades have passed off peacefully so far, despite fears of violence breaking out along part of the route.

# commemorations - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration
# Famine Memorial
# Famine Memorial

Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration

May 13th 2012, 3:00 PM 3,746 Views 27 Comments

Taoiseach linked Ireland’s ‘generational memory’ about Famine years to the country’s fight against root causes of hunger.

# commemorations - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Government asks historians for advice on centenary commemorations
# 1916
# 1916

Government asks historians for advice on centenary commemorations

Mar 7th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,667 Views 13 Comments

An advisory group made up of eleven academics has been put together ahead of events to mark the 1916 Easter Rising.

# commemorations - Friday 9 September, 2011

Ireland remembers 9/11 - events take place across the country this weekend
# Remembering
# Remembering

Ireland remembers 9/11 - events take place across the country this weekend

Sep 9th 2011, 7:30 PM 2,381 Views 43 Comments

We have a round-up of commemorative events taking place across the country this weekend.