Thursday February 27, 2020

Prattle hymn of the Republic

Sinn Fein is not the first Irish political party to have left the gun behind, so why does its existence attract such a chorus of disapproval? Tom McGurk reports.

15th December, 2013
Is it a product of our schooling that so many are utterly without any understanding of our post-colonial political pedigree?

In his wonderful play The History Boys, Alan Bennett, playwright and sometime historian, reminds us ''that there is no period so remote as the recent past''. He might have had us Irish in mind. Whatever about escaping from a cycle of death and destruction in the North, and its consequent long shadow across the Republic, we are having some problems escaping from its legacy.

Sometimes one wonders if we even want to. Is there something...

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