The Easter Rising, 1916

A.P. Ryan describes how, each Easter, the Irish Republic commemorates the anniversary of the April Rising in Dublin when a short-lived Provisional Government of the Republic was proclaimed.

'Birth of the Irish Republic' by Walter Paget, depicting the GPO during the shellingA public opinion poll taken in Ireland, outside the Six Northern Counties, on the eve of the Dublin Easter Rising in 1916 would have shown most men and women in favour of Home Rule, some content with the status quo, and only a small minority thinking in terms of armed insurrection.

To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive.

Buy Online Access  Buy Print & Archive Subscription

If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in.

Please email if you have any problems.