Commemoration pays homage to 1916 vision

For almost three decades, the memory of the 1916 Rising has been largely ceded to those from opposite ends of the ideological and political spectrum who wished to appropriate it or abuse it.

15th April, 2006

For almost three decades, the memory of the 1916 Rising has been largely ceded to those from opposite ends of the ideological and political spectrum who wished to appropriate it or abuse it. This weekend - as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Rising - the great mass of Irish people have enthusiastically reclaimed this key event in our history.

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