Monday 23 January 2017

It's time Dublin honoured the man who made the Rising happen - Tom Clarke

Hugh O'Flaherty

Published 30/10/2015 | 02:30

Dublin city hall, where the seminar will take place
Dublin city hall, where the seminar will take place

Tomorrow in Dublin's City Hall there will be a seminar, arranged by the 1916-21 Club, to discuss the role of Tom Clarke in the Rising. The meeting will highlight his importance in the foundation of the State. The speakers are Dr Martin Mansergh, Tim Pat Coogan, Helen Litton and Dr Shane Kenna.

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Thomas J Clarke was the first signatory to the 1916 Proclamation. He was so selected by his fellow insurgent leaders and he was the de facto president of the Irish Republic.

It is the belief of the members of the 1916-21 Club that Tom Clarke has not been afforded the recognition that he deserves, especially in the capital city, Dublin.

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