We appear to be as oppressed now as we were 100 years ago
Published 22/01/2016 | 02:30
As the great and the good of our country arise from their slumber and will no doubt try to express on our behalf what it really means to be Irish in 2016, how will I - an ordinary Irish citizen - mark the occasion?
I intend to fly the tricolour outside my home, where I will remember the men and women who did give their lives for our freedom.
When you think about the honesty, bravery and selflessness that the men and women who died for Irish freedom in 1916 possessed, you realise they are traits which are sadly lacking in public life at this time.