Joe Duffy: We must not forget the civilians who died

Civilians caught in the crossfire made up the majority of deaths in the Rising

27th March, 2016
Poor children collecting firewood from the ruined buildings damaged in the RisingCentral Press/Getty

Today, Easter Sunday, we can be sure that every child will be frantically unwrapping the silver paper from a chocolate egg. And it will not cost them a thought, as they savour the next target – a second chocolate surprise! In 1916, however, the quest for Easter eggs likely cost some children their lives.

Many of the children from the slum tenements left the breathy imprint of their nose on the windows of the three Nobletts...

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