Friday 24 February 2017

From struggle to peace: remembering the Rising



Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD

Modern Ireland may have sprung from the ashes of 1916, but even at a remove of 100 years, the lens through which it may be viewed can still be clouded. One wonders how much amusement the protagonists of Easter Week would have got from watching historians and commentators chase each other up and down the paths of our storied past.

Inane discussions as to whether it was necessary or not can still spontaneously combust.

Partisanship and distrust have driven the debate into cul de sacs or ghettoes, producing only more division.

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