Sunday February 23, 2020

After 1916, things took a wrong turn

The dreams the Rising were soon crushed

27th March, 2016
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Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny speaking in the GPO in Dublin earlier this month Pic: RollingNews.ie

This weekend’s defining event is being remembered across the country as though it were a historical fait accompli. One hundred years on, we can apparently look back down the years with satisfaction, and celebrate the achievement of our sovereignty.

Yet, throughout the big 2016 bun-fight, few will have bothered to look more closely at the contrast between what 1916 set out to achieve and what we actually have today.

Given the overwhelming degree of smugness...

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