Frank Shouldice: Gratitude is overdue for those who fought for freedom

Veterans learned to live with indifference and even hostility

27th March, 2016
Participants in the Rising being taken as prisoners to Custom House Quay Smith Album/courtesy the National Museum of ireland

The relatives of the men and women who took part in the Easter Rising might well feel things have come full circle. Only two years ago at a commemorative service in Arbour Hill Church, Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Dr Eamonn Walsh reiterated John Dillon’s position that those who went out in 1916 were brave but misled. In a 2014 homily heavily tilted towards honouring the Battle of the Somme, Dr Walsh contrasted the “insurrection” in...

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