After 1916, things took a wrong turn

After 1916, things took a wrong turn View Gallery
Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny speaking in the GPO in Dublin earlier this month Pic: RollingNews.ie

The dreams the Rising were soon crushed

This weekend’s defining event is being remembered across the country as though it were a historical fait accompli. One hundred years on, we can apparently look back down the years with satisfaction, and celebrate the achievement of our sovereignty.

Yet, throughout the big 2016 bun-fight, few will have bothered to look more closely at the contrast between what 1916 set out to achieve and what we actually have today.

Given the overwhelming degree of smugness with...

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