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  1. Easter Rising as it happened, 100 years ago
  2. On Monday 28 March, we will be live posting events as they happened on Easter Monday 100 years ago in Dublin.

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  1. This ends our coverage of events in Dublin on Easter Monday 1916

    Fighting continues for several days leaving Dublin city centre in ruins. On 29 April 1916 rebel leader Pádraig Pearse surrenders to British commander General Lowe. 

    Padraig Pearse surrenders

    The British will execute 15 of the rebel leaders after their surrender. 485 people died in the fighting. More than 3,000 people would be arrested after the rebellion and over 1,400 imprisoned. 

    This concludes our coverage of events as they unfolded in Dublin 100 years ago.

  2. Rebels fire on their own side

    Rebels entering Dublin by Leeson Street Bridge have come under fire from their own side.

    Leeson Street sign
  3. City in darkness as gasworks seized

    Rebels control gasworks. The south city is now in complete darkness. 

    A large rebel force storm the gasworks on South Lotts Road and dismantle the machinery. The workforce has been forced out.   

  4. Women take up arms for the cause

    Around 300 women play a role in the Rising.They come from all walks of life - including titled ladies like Countess Constance Markievicz, a member of Sinn Féin and the revolutionary women's group Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Ireland).

    Constance Markiewicz

    She would be the only woman to be court martialled after rebels surrendered. She escaped execution, and served 13 months in prison.

  5. The Easter Rising as it happened 100 years ago

    We are marking the centenary of the Easter Rising as it happened in Dublin 100 years ago - you can follow the story here.

    Kelly's Corner Dublin
  6. Read more about the Easter Rising

    You can read more about the Easter Rising on our special website - just click the link here: #EasterRising 

    Easter Rising
  7. Sniper fire around Barracks

    There are reports of sniping around Beggar's Bush Barracks. The building is under incessant fire from rebel positions along the nearby railway line.

  8. City Hall in British hands

    City Hall is in British Hands. There are reports of several dozen rebels on the roof.

    Citizen Army on rooftop
  9. Sackville Street in flames

    Shops are in flames in Sackville Street. The atmosphere is tense.

  10. Looting in Sackville Street

    Buildings throughout Sackville Street are being looted. The scene is chaotic. Insurgents are firing over the heads of looters to try and stop them.

    Sackville Street
  11. Six days that changed history

    Read more about the Easter Rising 1916 - six days of armed struggle that changed Irish and British history #EasterRising

  12. How the Rising began

    Today is the start of five days of fighting which will see almost 500 people killed and much of Dublin destroyed. It began when rebel leader Pádraig Pearse read out the proclamation.

    Padraig Pearse

    "Irishmen and Irishwomen," he said. "In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom."  

  13. British troops storm City Hall

    Shots and explosions are heard as British infantry and cavalry storm the rear of the City Hall in Dublin.

    City Hall Dublin
  14. Patrick Rankin: Newry man's odyssey through the Easter Rising

    When the Easter Rising began 100 years ago, there was confusion among people across the country as to what was happening and where.

    Patrick Rankin

    A Newry man, Patrick Rankin, decided to go and find out for himself, setting out early the next day to cycle to Dublin. So started an odyssey through the Rising that took in the GPO, fighting with British forces and capture. You can read about his story here

  15. Easter Rising: How a Fermanagh paper got the rebellions story

    The Easter Rising would continue for six days after fighting began 100 years ago, but newspapers had a tough time verifying information and reporting on the fighting.

    Impartial Reporter Easter Rising

    In the end, the Impartial Reporter, a weekly paper in County Fermanagh, was the first to the scoop, thanks to reports from the owner's son who happened to be in Dublin when the Rising started. You can read more about how the Impartial Reporter, and other newspapers, got the story out here.

  16. Violence spreads across the city

    There are further reports of gunshots across Dublin, as British troops clash with rebel fighters. 

    British soldiers prepare to fire on rebels
  17. Civilian shot dead in St Stephen's Green

    Rebels have shot at and killed a civilian in St Stephen's Green. The fighting is taking place in the very heart of Dublin.

    St Stephen's Green Dublin
  18. Rare photographs of the Rising

    Dublin was reduced to rubble after the Rising. To see more rare photographs click here

    Rifles behind barrels
  19. Nurse shot dead by soldier

    A young nurse has been shot dead in South Dublin Union - reportedly by a British soldier.

    South Dublin Union

    There are dozens of reports of fighting in the complex of hospitals and workhouses at South Dublin Union - even in the wards where patients are lying.