Tuesday February 18, 2020

State says no to €1.5m Pearse surrender letter

Easter 1916 artefact to be auctioned off to highest bidder

13th November, 2016
Padraig Pearse Pic: Getty

The government has turned down the chance to buy the final order of surrender written by Pádraig Pearse on Easter 1916, which will now be auctioned off to a private bidder, causing outrage among leading historians.

Diarmaid Ferriter, professor of modern Irish history at UCD and an adviser to the government on its 1916 commemorations, told The Sunday Business Post: “It is appalling, in this centenary year of all years, that it would leave...

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