Elaine Byrne: Ireland is a republic in name only
We need to enshrine the ideals of the Proclamation in our constitution
Today we commemorate a contradiction. Seven men signed the Proclamation of the Republic which contained seven references to the Republic.
Ireland has never resolved its fundamental contradiction – the logical incompatibility of branding ourselves as a republic and the underlying fear of owning that terminology and the principles it encompasses.
Almost half a million people are expected to line the streets of Dublin for the Easter 1916 parade. Millions more, in Ireland and around the world,...
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