Sunday 11 December 2016

A hundred years after Rising, an unequal Ireland is still unfree

Published 16/03/2016 | 02:30

‘Padraig Pearse’s ideals should now be interpreted according to the realities of modern Ireland’
‘Padraig Pearse’s ideals should now be interpreted according to the realities of modern Ireland’

Padraig Pearse's stirring declaration at the grave of O'Donovan Rossa that "Ireland unfree shall never be at peace" should now be interpreted according to the realities of today's Ireland.

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We persist in equating freedom with severance from England when far too many of our people cry out to be freed from the shackles of poverty.

Our politicians continue to suffer from creeping myopia as they fail to take seriously the depth of poverty in which many people find themselves.

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