Tag Archives | Easter 1916

Enda opts for a state funeral, John A gets in a lather

It’s started. Only the other day I predicted (yes I do get the occasional one right) that the Fine Gael/Fianna Fail politicians in the south were going to have a hard time commemorating/celebrating Easter 1916, while continuing their barrage of criticism against the  political violence that went on here for several decades. It seems that […]

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Hanging John Redmond

It must be nice to be hung in Leinster House.  It’s a signal honour, telling the world that you are someone that Ireland respects, and that you’re a model for future generations. Is that over-egging it? I don’t think so. We don’t hang portraits in Leinster House of those we don’t revere.  And that’s why […]

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Prof John A Murphy, 2016 and how to fool yourself

It gets closer every day, and as it does the politicians in the south get more and more uneasy. I’m referring to the coming of the centenary of the  Easter 1916 Rising. Professor Ronan Fanning  has cut through the cringe-making government video for 2016 (which has since been withdrawn) by calling for a “shameless celebration” […]

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