16 May 2016
THE EXACT CENTENARY of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic was commemorated by Sinn Féin at the GPO on Sunday morning 24 April. The Proclamation was read from the platform several times that day but the first reading was in the Irish language by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, Cathaoirleach of Sinn Féin’s National Centenary Committee. Actor Ed Cosgrove played Pádraig Pearse, reading the Proclamation in English, and Martin McGuinness spoke. A short pageant linking the flags of Ireland with the 1916 leaders was narrated by Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan and by Dublin City Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha, our history columnist, who scripted it. We carry here an edited version. Free article
12 May 2016
Last of the Rising leaders executed by British Army firing squad in Kilmainham Gaol, Roger Casement is later hanged at Pentonville Prison on 3 August 1916 Free article
9 May 2016
Thomas Kent was quickly court-martialled and sentenced to death. He was executed by a firing squad of Royal Navy personnel at Cork's Victoria Barracks (now Cork City Prison) Free article
8 May 2016
Another four leaders of the Rising to be executed by British Army firing squad – 8 May 1916 Free article
5 May 2016
One of the leaders of the Rising, John MacBride, to be executed by British Army firing squad – 5 May 1916 Free article
4 May 2016
Four more leaders of the Rising to be executed by British Army firing squad – 4 May 1916 Free article
3 May 2016
First of the leaders of the Rising to be executed by British Army firing squad – 3 May 1916 Free article
30 April 2016
History reverberated throughout Dublin last weekend. It was palpable. It was the best place to be in Ireland. Free article
27 April 2016
Ard Mhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh formally renames the Members' Room in Dublin City Hall as the Richard O'Carroll Room/Seomra Risteard Ó Cearbhaill Free article
27 April 2016
JOE CLARKE, uncompromising Fenian, veteran of the famous Battle of Mount Street Bridge, and ‘a life-long republican, was born at Rush, County Dublin, in December 1881. Free article
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Fascinating insights into
Irish revolutionary history now online
Every week over the next two years, An Phoblacht is making all the editions of The Irish Volunteer – the newspaper of the Irish Volunteer movement – available online exactly 100 years after they were first published
The Irish Volunteer — tOglách na hÉireann was first published on 7 February 1914 and every week until 22 April 1916, just days before the Easter Rising.
Acting as the official newspaper of the Irish Volunteers it outlined the political views of the leadership and reported on the and important events, such as the Howth Gun Running of 1914.
Included in its pages alongside political opinions and news reports are various advertisements for such items as revolvers, bandoliers and military uniforms from stockists across Ireland.
You can now read these fascinating insights into Irish revolutionary history with an online subscription to An Phoblacht for just €10 per year. This includes a digital copy of each new edition of the paper and Iris magazine, access to our digitised historic archives as well as copies of The Irish Volunteer.