The Leeds Mercury that was published in the Yorkshire City from 1718 up to its merger with the Yorkshire Post in November 1939.
In 1916 it ran numerous stories on the 1916 Rising which included photographs from various news agencies. Their stories were a combination of official announcements, eye witness accounts including those of a Leeds businessman who was in the city when the rebellion broke out and a series of unverified rumours which seemed to emanate from sailors who had crossed the Irish Sea.
A closer look at the pass given to a Leeds businessman to get out of Dublin signed by James Connolly that was printed in the Leeds Mercury
His memorial can be found in St. Patricks Cathedral and after being buried undiscovered in the grounds of Dublin Castle for decades after the Rising, he was reinterred at the insistence of DeValera in the British military plot at Grangegorman
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