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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you be attending a 1916 centenary event? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be attending a 1916 centenary event?

The events kick off today with a flag-raising in Dublin Castle.

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery A Living History This post contains images

'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery

Historian Conor Dodd talks to us about the enduring appeal of the place where 1.5 million people have been laid to rest.

From TheJournal.ie The RTÉ Guide has made an absolute hames of the Rubberbandits' 1916 documentary Rubberbandits
From TheJournal.ie The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop 1916

The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop

Sheila and Nora Wallace were of “tremendous value” in the fight for Irish independence.

From TheJournal.ie John Bruton reckons Ireland would have become independent without 1916

John Bruton reckons Ireland would have become independent without 1916

The former taoiseach said we shouldn’t glorify the Easter Rising.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin could be about to get a brand new 1916 Quarter Quartered

Dublin could be about to get a brand new 1916 Quarter

They say it will help in rejuvenation.

From TheJournal.ie 1916 signatory tells wife she'll be a "widow before these lines reach you" in letters released online Eamonn Ceannt

1916 signatory tells wife she'll be a "widow before these lines reach you" in letters released online

The letters Éamonn Ceannt wrote to his wife show a very loving side to his character, describing her as his “sweetheart of the hawthorn hedges”.

From TheJournal.ie How Michael D Higgins's father fought for Irish independence 1916

How Michael D Higgins's father fought for Irish independence

New documents offer a fascinating insight into the family’s history.

From TheJournal.ie 40 children were killed in the 1916 Rising but they are barely mentioned in our history 1916

40 children were killed in the 1916 Rising but they are barely mentioned in our history

Joe Duffy says there was “little if any mention” of the children who died in the history books.

From TheJournal.ie The 2016 ministers look surprisingly happy about their visit to a graffiti-filled room Moore Street

The 2016 ministers look surprisingly happy about their visit to a graffiti-filled room

Work is finally under way at the 1916 Moore Street centre – but it won’t be ready in time for next Easter.

From TheJournal.ie There's a 1916 chocolate bar and some people aren't happy about it Choclomation This post contains a poll

There's a 1916 chocolate bar and some people aren't happy about it

The bar wrapper shows that heads of the 1916 leaders as well as the Proclamation.

From TheJournal.ie Did you help restore Kilmainham Gaol? Ireland wants to thank you 1916

Did you help restore Kilmainham Gaol? Ireland wants to thank you

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

From TheJournal.ie This amazing Irish rebel wounded in the Easter Rising is finally getting some recognition Fighting Woman

This amazing Irish rebel wounded in the Easter Rising is finally getting some recognition

Margaret Skinnider was the only woman wounded in action during the rebellion.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin wants a new public holiday - but the government isn't keen Lá Na Poblachta

Sinn Féin wants a new public holiday - but the government isn't keen

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

From TheJournal.ie A solemn and poignant State funeral as Thomas Kent returns home after 99 years Forgotten Volunteer

A solemn and poignant State funeral as Thomas Kent returns home after 99 years

“Today Ireland comes to reflect on his courage, his dignity, his defiance, his sacrifice.”

From TheJournal.ie What you need to know about the 'forgotten patriot' who is getting a state funeral today Column

What you need to know about the 'forgotten patriot' who is getting a state funeral today

Thomas Kent is among the least recognisable of the men executed in 1916, but today he will take centre-stage in the centenary commemorative narrative, writes Brian Hughes.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we remember British state forces in 1916 commemorations? Easter Rising This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we remember British state forces in 1916 commemorations?

Debate continues over the various events.

From TheJournal.ie Are you a child of the 1916 Rising? This musical project wants you The Rising

Are you a child of the 1916 Rising? This musical project wants you

It has some gigs lined up for next year.

From TheJournal.ie There's a new musical about the 1916 Rising - and it's pretty slick The Bloody Irish

There's a new musical about the 1916 Rising - and it's pretty slick

The folks in the US will get to see it before us though.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Incredible photos of a ruined Dublin after the 1916 Easter Rising In Ruins

Pictures: Incredible photos of a ruined Dublin after the 1916 Easter Rising

The photos show the city’s many famous buildings as photographed in the weeks following the end of hostilities.

From TheJournal.ie Funeral of 'iconic' O'Donovan Rossa's remembered 100 years on Easter Rising This post contains images

Funeral of 'iconic' O'Donovan Rossa's remembered 100 years on

There was a re-enactment of Pádraig Pearse’s graveside oration.

From TheJournal.ie The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 ... It starts today Multiple Pearsings

The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 ... It starts today

Sinn Féin are insisting their massive O’Donovan Rossa event today is not a ‘rival’ to the official one. But it sure looks like they’re competing.

From TheJournal.ie Incredible photographs show devastating impact of the Rising Changed Utterly This post contains images

Incredible photographs show devastating impact of the Rising

Trinity College Dublin is giving the public a glimpse at rare photographs and items from the 1916 Rising.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not trying to un-Sinn Féin myself': New Lord Mayor reacts to criticism Easter Rising

'I'm not trying to un-Sinn Féin myself': New Lord Mayor reacts to criticism

Críona Ní Dhálaigh said 1916 centenary commemorations will be inclusive.

From TheJournal.ie Not everyone's pleased about Dublin's mayor being a Sinn Féin-er in 2016 1916

Not everyone's pleased about Dublin's mayor being a Sinn Féin-er in 2016

The party will hold the position of Lord Mayor of Dublin during the 1916 commemorations.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ's making a drama on the 'violent birth of modern Ireland' - by the guy who wrote Charlie 1916

RTÉ's making a drama on the 'violent birth of modern Ireland' - by the guy who wrote Charlie

Brian Gleeson and Love/Hate’s Charlie Murphy (Siobhán) are set to star in the new five-part drama.

From TheJournal.ie War of words: Gerry Adams had a massive go at Micheál Martin tonight Arrogance And Delusion This post contains videos

War of words: Gerry Adams had a massive go at Micheál Martin tonight

The Sinn Féin president has responded to recent comments from the Fianna Fáil leader.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin had a big row on Morning Ireland Shouty

Gerry Adams and Micheál Martin had a big row on Morning Ireland

A sign of things to come…

From TheJournal.ie "A dangerous lie": Micheál Martin rubbishes Sinn Féin's connection with 1916 The Rising

"A dangerous lie": Micheál Martin rubbishes Sinn Féin's connection with 1916

Gerry Adams dismissed Martin’s comments as a “hysterical rant”.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Thousands pack O'Connell Street for Rising event Road To The Rising

Pictures: Thousands pack O'Connell Street for Rising event

The main thoroughfare of Dublin was pedestrianised for the event.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs "another Rising" Come ON Up For The Rising

Gerry Adams thinks Ireland needs "another Rising"

A peaceful one this time.

From TheJournal.ie Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising GPO

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising

It concluded with an Air Corps fly past.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How well do you remember your school Easter Rising lessons? Easter 1916

QUIZ: How well do you remember your school Easter Rising lessons?

Time to root out your history text books.

From TheJournal.ie Liam Neeson to use his very particular set of skills to narrate 1916 doc The Rising

Liam Neeson to use his very particular set of skills to narrate 1916 doc

The series will be aired on RTÉ as well as the BBC.

From TheJournal.ie A parade through Dublin and several new proclamations: Here's how we'll mark the Rising's centenary Ireland 2016
From TheJournal.ie The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site 2016 Commemorations

The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site

Numbers 14-17 Moore Street have been designated as a site for a Commemorative Centre.

From TheJournal.ie The government insists it's not rewriting the proclamation 1916 Rising

The government insists it's not rewriting the proclamation

Enda Kenny put the cat among the pigeons today.

From TheJournal.ie Today's top stories in 6 seconds News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

All of the news, none of the waiting.

From TheJournal.ie 'A major distraction': It looks like there'll be no Royals at the 1916 centenary Not Happening

'A major distraction': It looks like there'll be no Royals at the 1916 centenary

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