David Filsell, on 21 July 2012 - 08:16 AM, said:
It really seems hard to get a handle on tactics, objectives and etc. I guess, only guess, that the bn's involved would not have kept , or needed to keep, War Diaries, but there must have been some post operational analysis of both the military and political actions
The Osprey book would be the nearest intro/overview re timeline, tactics, orbat, weapons, key figures and buildings.
The 1916 Handbook has data re the enquiry after the Rising. Copies of the post Rising enquiry document are also available at TNA. The handbook also lists those killed, wounded, arrested/deported, awards, the roles of the RIC, DMP, Volunteer Training Corps, Fire Brigade and St John Ambulance and gives details of the looting, fires, the North King St murders, the trials for murder of Capt Bowen-Colthurst, Quartermaster Sgt Flood and Private Wyatt and the treason trial of Roger Casement plus a host of other material.
Uncommon Valour by Paul O'Brien is fairly good re the actions of both sides at the South Dublin Union. Blood on the Streets by the same author is a good account of the actions at Mount Street Bridge.
Max Caulfield's The Easter Rebellion is worth a read. He lists the following unit histories in his extensive bibliography :
The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War, the 2/8th Batt by Lt Col Oates
Fifty Ninth Division, 1915-18 by Lt Col Bradbridge
The 2/6th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters by Cap Edmunds
The 5th North Staffords, 1914-1919 by Lt Meakin
There's very little out there on the role played by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Ditto the subsequent deployment of troops around Ireland after the Rising and their training prior to deployment to France.
For a bit about the administration/government in Ireland before and after, 2 books worth a look are :