Easter Rising to be charted in Irish News column On This Day

Political historian and Irish News columnist Eamon Phoenix. Picture by Hugh Russell
Brendan Hughes
THE historic events surrounding the 1916 Easter Rising are to be chronicled in The Irish News column On This Day. From Monday the regular column that sifts through the newspaper's archives will focus on chronicling 1916 during its centenary year. The archives follow the First World War and an expectation of Home Rule before word slowly spreads from Dublin of the outbreak of the Irish rebellion. It took several days for details of the Rising against British rule to filter north. The first reported sign of unrest was when the British king's Ireland representative failed to sh[...]

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