Planners step lightly to avoid strife over Civil War centenary events

Proposals to defuse thorny issues include having the official commemoration on a neutral date and marking particular events locally

10th January, 2021
Planners step lightly to avoid strife over Civil War centenary events
National Army soldiers stand for inspection at the Central Bank of Ireland on Dublin’s College Green in March 1922

Glencree has emerged as a potential location for a new memorial to commemorate those who died in the Civil War, as its 100th anniversary approaches.

The expert advisory group on centenary commemorations has also suggested having one official state commemoration ceremony on a historically neutral date rather than separate events for Irish Free State troops and anti-treaty fighters.

Another proposal is to have small-scale events in local areas to remember particular Civil War incidents. And...

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