Tuesday 23 May 2017

They're anti-war. As opposed to...

Claire Daly, TD, and Artist, Robert Ballagh, pictured at a press conference held by the Irish Anti War Movement launching its new pamplet,
Claire Daly, TD, and Artist, Robert Ballagh, pictured at a press conference held by the Irish Anti War Movement launching its new pamplet, "World War 1; What did they die for?"

With this week's commemorations of the Great War in full swing, it should come as no surprise that the usual Irish suspects have hitched a ride on the nearest bandwagon to loftily inform us that war, is like, y'know, bad and stuff.

That's the stunning revelation from tedious worthies such as Robert Ballagh, Clare Daly and Patricia McKenna who have launched a book of essays called World War 1: What Did They Die For?.

Well, saving you the trouble of having to buy the thing to find the answer, Daly was quick off the mark with her declaration that: "In our opinion, they died for nothing."

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