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# 1916

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2022
# Michael Collins
The death of Michael Collins and the what-ifs of Irish history
The revolutionary-turned finance minister died aged just 32.
# 1916
President and Taoiseach attend Easter Rising commemorations in Dublin
Easter Rising commemorations are being held today in various parts of Ireland.
# Easter Rising
Dublin rally hears calls for Government intervention to ‘save’ Moore Street
The area housed the headquarters for the leaders of the Easter Rising in the final stages of the 1916 insurrection.
# Moore Street
Hammerson approved by Dublin City Council to redevelop O'Connell and Moore Street
Mary Lou McDonald and the grandson of 1916 leader James Connolly have criticised the planned development.
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# heritage hub
Minister to push ahead with plans to get Moore Street market back 'to its former glory'
Minister Josepha Madigan wants Moore Street to be a ‘heritage hub’ in the capital city.
# Washington
Plaque commemorating 1916 Rising unveiled at Washington Monument in the US
The plaque was a gift from President Michael D Higgins on behalf of the people of Ireland.
# St Audeon's Park
'It's taken 103 years': Children killed in the 1916 Rising remembered with commemorative garden
The garden was open today in St Audeon’s Park in Dublin to honour the 40 children killed during the Rising.
# 1916
Easter Rising commemorations take place at the General Post Office
Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
# War of Independence
Fancy researching your family history from the revolutionary period? This is a good place to start...
Did you have a family member who fought in the Civil War or War of Independence?
Voices
Ireland in a Snapshot: Shooting a music video in the Wicklow woods
I was honoured to be asked to shoot a music video for artist David Rooney, best known for his unique illustrations, I didn’t realise he had a hidden talent as a singer, writes Donal Moloney.
# family history
James Ryan: The great-grandson of a 1916 Easter Rising rebel
The Leinster lock’s great-grandfather was a founding member of the Irish Volunteers and Fianna Fáil.
# Did you know?
Statue bullet-holes and a Hollywood link: Some lesser known stories of the 1916 Rising
We took a tour with guide and historian Lorcan Collins.
# Easter Rising
Here's what you need to know about public transport today
Some services will be affected by events to commemorate the Easter Rising.
# it's the same old theme
1916 relatives lose battle against the State in case over Moore Street site
One of the street’s buildings is declared a national monument.
# Apology
Protester tackled by Canadian Ambassador at 1916 event has conviction overturned
Brian Murphy has publicly apologised for the incident, saying he didn’t mean to insult anyone.
# Tasty
From cream crackers to the 1916 Rising: an exhibition is looking at the history of Jacob’s biscuit factory
A new exhibition is celebrating the impact of the factory on Ireland and on the lives of thousands of workers.
# appeal
Protester tackled by Canadian Ambassador apologises publicly for interrupting 1916 event
Brian Murphy publicly apologised today in his bid to have his recorded conviction for a public order offence overturned.
# Glasnevin
'People really loved her': 90th anniversary of Countess Markievicz's funeral to be commemorated
The event will mark her impact on Irish history.
Voices
'If we want to cherish all children equally, stop the subsidies to foreign executives'
There is such a sense of entitlement among elites that they barely try to hide their privileges, writes Kieran Allen.
# Necrology Wall
'Callous vandalism': Paint thrown at Glasnevin 1916 memorial
The wall includes the names of British soldiers who died in the Rising.
# Easter Rising
One of Dublin's most iconic buildings is taking a trip down memory lane
A new exhibition explores the role Custom House played while Ireland fought for independence.
# Solidarity
The forgotten story of Irish-Australians after the 1916 Rising is getting an international audience
The film explores the support for the Rising in Australia, and the Irish community formed in the country.
# kevin vickers
'I reacted with my training': Canadian ambassador on why he tackled an Irish protester
In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, the ambassador also spoke of his admiration for Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.
# 1916
FAI fined by FIFA for 1916 Rising symbol on jersey
The Irish FA have also been fined for the use of the poppy, meanwhile.
# Flag of our fathers
A massive chunk of the 1916 Jacob's Tricolour has been handed back to Ireland
The Jacob’s Tricolour was made after the GPO flag had been either shot or burnt down.
# CREATIVE IRELAND
All children to have access to music lessons under ambitious new Irish culture plan
The plan is built around five pillars and will involve communities, schools, and arts stakeholders.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Government have bid on Padraig Pearse's surrender letter?
The letter was removed from auction after it failed to meet its reserve.
# Padraig Pearse
Unsold!: 1916 surrender letter set to leave Ireland after auction fails to reach €1m
It’s owner says he longer feels an obligation to keep it here.
# Family Fortunes
Hunt for family of 1916 hero who created iconic tricolour
Thomas Meldon was one of three men who created the tricolour which flew at Jacob’s factory during the Easter Rising.
# an tSeachtar Laoch
Rising again: New name for Ballymun Plaza commemorates 1916 leaders
The now-demolished block of flats in Ballymun bore the name of the revolutionary leaders.
# Historical Significance
The government is being strongly criticised for not buying Padraig Pearse's 1916 surrender letter
Gerry Adams has called it a “quite frankly bizarre decision”.
# Easter Rising
Pearse 1916 surrender letter “could leave Ireland” after upcoming auction
The Department of Arts says buying the letter would “not be the best use of taxpayers’ money”.
# Spoilsports
Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing
The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.
# National Monument
Government challenge over Moore Street battlefield site likely to be paid for out of centenary commemoration fund
Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys announced where the funds would come from last week in a committee.
# Controversial
There was an "unlawful entry" at the Moore St battlefield site this morning
The government also says workers at the site are being harassed.
# Courts
Government to appeal decision to protect Moore Street battlefield site to Supreme Court
The Moore Street site was ruled a “battlefield site” by the High Court in March.
# Easter Rising
Pictures: Canadian ambassador tackles protester at 1916 ceremony
Kevin Vickers made headlines across the globe in 2014 when he intervened during a terror attack at the Canadian parliament.
# Easter Rising
'Not appropriate': Sinn Féin rejects invitation to commemorate British 1916 deaths
The party says it wouldn’t be appropriate to commemorate “British soldiers who shot and killed Republicans in 1916″.
# Cork
Pay meter for bike rental scheme blocking monument to 1916 leader
And one Cork city councillor wants it moved.
# TALES FROM THE OTHER SIDE
From 'bullet books' to Seán O’Casey watercolours: A different look at the Easter Rising
A new exhibition looks at how minority communities in Dublin responded to 1916.