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#Commemorations

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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 17,260 Views 72 Comments

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

'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 44,304 Views 223 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 26th 2019, 10:00 AM 21,113 Views 68 Comments

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

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 23,011 Views 27 Comments

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

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 29,456 Views 24 Comments

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

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 18,454 Views 67 Comments

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

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 26,229 Views 106 Comments

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

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 17,825 Views 89 Comments

The current commemorations do not have a specific date.

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 16,014 Views 36 Comments

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

AS IT HAPPENED: Remembering the Easter 1916 Rising
Live Mar 27th 2016, 2:10 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: Remembering the Easter 1916 Rising

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 45,464 Views 76 Comments

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

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 15,246 Views 44 Comments

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

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 22,432 Views 139 Comments

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

'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 16,805 Views 120 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 4th 2015, 4:09 PM 17,835 Views 86 Comments

A new group group launched their plans today.

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 9,951 Views 51 Comments

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

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 12,305 Views 81 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.

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 20,899 Views 19 Comments

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

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 31,817 Views 27 Comments

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

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 8,139 Views 40 Comments

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

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 20,040 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 20,697 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.

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 11,361 Views 41 Comments

The French President has since released a statement.

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 12,357 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.

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 7,931 Views 85 Comments

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

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

Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration

May 13th 2012, 3:00 PM 3,818 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Government asks historians for advice on centenary commemorations

Mar 7th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,691 Views 13 Comments

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

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 2,506 Views 43 Comments

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