Tag Archives: 1916

This afternoon.

O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

High winds or deliberately snapped in two by a patriot?

We may never know.



This morning/afternoon.

St. Audoen’s Park, Cook Street, Merchants Quay, Dublin 1

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone with Lord Mayor of Dublin City, Mr. Paul McAuliffe and Joe Duffy the Launch of the 1916 Children’s Commemorative Play Garden, a joint initiative between the Department of Children and Youth affairs and Dublin City Council.

Inspired by Mr Duffy’s book Children of the Rising, the idea to remember the 40 children who died in 1916 with a play garden came from young people from across Ireland who took part in special consultations.

Now to Tuam…

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews


But did her drawings send out certain men the English shot?


Cesca Trench


Paul Murphy (centre) outside the Central Criminal Court today

Roll up.

Bring your rotten veg.

For the last of the 1916 tributes.

Martin McMahon writes:

As part of the ongoing 1916 Rising Commemorations, the Fine Gael led government has arranged a special series of ‘Show Trials’ for the entertainment of the masses.

Very kindly, Irish newspapers, journalists and politicians have risen to the challenge of making this experience as close to the original as possible. To quote that memorable Irish Times 1916 editorial:

​‘We said, and we repeat, that the surgeon’s knife of the State must not be stayed “until the whole malignant growth has been removed”… Our demand that the elements of rebellion should be finally extinguished… We have called for the severest punishment of the leaders and responsible agents of the insurrection.’

Exactly as in 1916, the public has been fed a constant stream of vitriol against the defendants and those who support them. Comparisons to ISIS and labels such as ‘Sinister Fringe’ have been spat across the parliament floor in a wholly convincing portrayal of the bloodlust for vengeance which existed among the ruling class and courtiers in 1916.

The Minister for Recreations told us:

“We can’t do military trials, but we appoint the judges and control the jury. We encourage people to come along to the courts where rotten fruit & veg will be provided free of charge to throw at the guilty on their way in and out during the course of the trial. We expect it to be a huge family event”.

In a break with history, it is understood that negotiations are underway with RTÉ and SKY to televise the executions live from Kilmainham Jail where the Garda Band will play a constant loop of ‘God Save the Queen’. Seats are limited and families are advised to book early for what will be the last event in the 1916 Rising Commemorations.

Martin blogs at RamshornRepublic

Earlier: Meanwhile, At The Jobstown Trial

For Your Consideration: Jobstown, Protest On Trial


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Ah now.

This morning.

Grangegorman Military Cememetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

A protestor apprehended by have-a-go Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers, a former Mountie, at the State Ceremonial event to remember the British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising, 1916.

Grangegorman Military Cemetery is where many of the soldiers are buried.

Vickers has some form.




How tall?

Kevin Vickers and President Higgins at his investiture as Canadian Ambassador to Ireland last year.

Pics: Cian O’Sullivan, Sam Boal/Rollingnews



The remix.

RadioIreland writes:

Quick, before it gets taken down because of multiple copyright infringements!


Soldiers from Nottingham, England-based regiment – the Sherwood Foresters – on Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, April 26, 1916.

So callow they thought they were in the Western front.

John Gallen writes:

[A poppy wreath dedicated to the members of one British Army regiment who lost their lives during 1916 has been removed]. It seems the Battle of Mount Street Bridge is still raging on….Beggars belief that these anyone would desecrate a memorial of 1916.
But at the same time, it’s a typical republican attitude of ‘our way or no way’ and trying to destroy any reparations between our two nations that the rest of us, the vast majority, try to encourage…


Tribute To 1916 British Soldiers Removed (Irish Times)

Previously: Dazed In The Hood