We must never betray the ideals which inspired those who took part in the Rising or let them be watered down through cynicism or mediocrity: Archbishop.
Arbour Hill Cemetery is the resting place for fourteen of the executed leaders of the Rising including Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly and Major John McBride.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin launches '1916: The Church and the Rising' at the Capuchin Sacred Heart Hall in Dublin.
“We must commemorate 1916 in a way that respects all past differences and does not glorify violence retrospectively" - Bishop John Buckley.
Around 40% of pupils today are Muslim and there are up to three dozen nationalities at the school.
Bishops refer to 1916 centenary commemorations and the coming general election in Christmas messages.