I believe Fianna Fail's plan for a major celebration of 1916 is wrong for two reasons. First, the rising was not a glorious blow for Irish freedom, but rather a squalid attempt to persuade Britain to force the Unionist people into “all-Ireland'' Home Rule. This has continued ever since with successive IRA campaigns up to the present day.
Secondly, Padraig Pearse had a deeply disturbed personality which brought hatred of the English to an art...
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