Document Type

Conference Paper


Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence


Journalism, Media and socio-cultural communication, History

Publication Details

Paper delivered as part of RTE and DIT's'Reflecting the Rising' as part of the commemorations of the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916 on Monday March 28th, 2016


This paper aims to examine the coverage of the 1916 Easter Rising and the impact of that coverage on the political aspirations of Irish people in the aftermath of the Rising. It is examined here as a media event within the context of modernity and as an event that aimed to amplify on an international stage through the press the aims of the insurgents and so redefine Irish nationalism.