Tom McGurk: A nation finds itself once again

After last weekend’s celebration and much rigorous interrogation of the 1916 Rising, who fears to speak of Easter Week?

3rd April, 2016
Defence Forces parade for the 1916 Rising at the GPO Picture: Getty

There are times when we have to congratulate ourselves. Last weekend in Ireland was one such occasion. The centenary celebrations of 1916 were a remarkable success. The massive parade through Dublin last Sunday brought to the capital a rare display of the state in all its complexity. In particular, the Defence Forces were immaculately turned out and deserve huge credit.

The fact that one million citizens turned up on Sunday and Monday to participate was immensely...

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