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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

High Court action by family of Volunteer shot dead by British soldiers

5 May 2016

Stan was unarmed when shot dead by British soldiers, with witnesses saying he had his arms raised Free article

Bobby Sands MP – Died 5 May 1981 on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh

5 May 2016

5 May 1981 was one of the most defining days in Irish history. It was the day that Bobby Sands, the 27-year-old Member of Parliament for Fermanagh/South Tyrone, died on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh as part of the republican prisoners’ campaign for the restoration of political status. 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

DUP leader blocks funding for new inquest unit

4 May 2016

Unionists holding up quest for truth for victims’ families Free article

Martin McGuinness eve-of-poll call to voters in Assembly elections

4 May 2016

'A stronger Sinn Féin team in the Assembly will help us deliver the vision of the 1916 Proclamation so that we do cherish all the children of the nation equally' 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

Corsica's last major armed group to decommission to 'boost peace process'

3 May 2016

FLNC–22 October says it wants to being a process of demilitarisation to help the nationalist-controlled Corsican Assembly confidently manage its term in office Free article

Hunger Strike rally in Derry draws huge crowd

3 May 2016

Representatives of a number of the hunger strikers' families travelled to the city to take part in commemorative events 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

100 years ago – The North King Street massacre

28 April 2016

The notorious incident during the 1916 Rising when British soldiers executed people in their homes and buried them in basements in Dublin's north inner city Free article

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Special 1916 Centenary Edition




• Introduction by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams 

• 1916 Ceannairí  | Biographies of the leading men and women who took part in the Rising

• Seven Days, Seven Men, Seven Hills | By Éamonn Mac Thomáis, republican activist, writer and historian

• Women in struggle | by Máire Comerford, a lifelong republican who witnessed central events in 1916-23

• Chronology of events 

• Map and description of the main battles and major events

• The Rising outside Dublin

• Stop press! Censorship and the media reaction to Easter 1916

• Roger Casement | 1916 rebel and a national hero on the Faroe Islands

• Internationalists in the Easter Rising | Scandinavian rebels in the GPO and ANZAC troops in Trinity College

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Uncomfortable Conversations 

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An initiative for dialogue 

for reconciliation 

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Contributions from key figures in the churches, academia and wider civic society as well as senior republican figures


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