Saturday 3 December 2016

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Published 07/08/2014 | 02:30

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.

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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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