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Proclaiming the Republic

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 1916 – Executions of Seán Mac Diarmada and James Connolly

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 1916 – Thomas Kent executed by Royal Navy in Cork

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 1916 – Executions of Rising leaders continue

8 May 2016

Another four leaders of the Rising to be executed by British Army firing squad – 8 May 1916 Free article

5 May 1916 – Major John MacBride faces British guns again

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 1916 – More Rising leaders face the firing squad

4 May 2016

Four more leaders of the Rising to be executed by British Army firing squad – 4 May 1916 Free article

3 May 1916 – Executions of the Rising leaders begin

3 May 2016

First of the leaders of the Rising to be executed by British Army firing squad – 3 May 1916 Free article

The Republic Lives – Up the Republic! An Phoblacht Abú!

30 April 2016

History reverberated throughout Dublin last weekend. It was palpable. It was the best place to be in Ireland. Free article

Dublin City Hall Members' Room named after 1916 martyr

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

Joe Clarke and the Battle of Mount Street Bridge

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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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.

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