Aljazeera.Net - Sinn Fein-IRA rallies across Ireland
Easter 1916 was the date of the "rising" which probably led to the creation of the Irish Republic. It is remembered with parades in parts of Ireland - but the parades are getting fewer every year.
Sinn Fein are under pressure recently because of accusations of involvement with bank robberies and murders. Sinn Fein are not a major political party in Ireland - but they do have a handful of elected representatives.