A very happy Easter to all our readers
Published 04/04/2015 | 02:30
Easter is the pre-eminent Christian feast in the calendar and unlike other festivals - which were cleverly colonised by the new religion - it came with Christianity and marked the end of the Lenten period of fasting and abstinence.
In our history it also marked the rebellion of 1916 and the 'blood sacrifice' that this entailed.
This Easter - and in the weeks and months to come - these events will be commemorated and debated as modern Ireland attempts to come to terms with its past, and the successes and failures of the Republic.