Wrestling 1916 centenary back from Official Ireland

Artists, writers and historians rebelling against the government's plans

3rd January, 2016
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Proclamation plaque at foot of Oliver Sheppard’s Cú Chulainn statue in the GPO

‘The vision of 1916 has never been fully realised and the Irish people, North and South, have been forced to bear the consequences of political, social, economic and cultural failure.”

As sweeping statements go, these 30 words are almost inter-galactic, yet not without a solid truth. Which is why I’m sitting in the austere Stoneybatter studio of artist Robert Ballagh, co-founder and president of Reclaim the Vision of 1916.

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