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Cancellation of RIC event shows ‘Civil War politics’ is alive and well

Charlie Flanagan cancels commemoration ‘given the disappointing response of some’

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

7th January, 2020
The planned commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan Police is an “error of judgment”, Micheál Martin said. Picture: Getty

Paschal Donohoe had billions and billions to talk about at the launch of his update on the national capital plan today, but most of the media’s questions to the Finance Minister were about the Black and Tans.

What was meant to be a sensitive marking of the centenary of the bloodiest year of the War of Independence has descended into controversy.

The reason is the planned commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)...

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