Monday 20 February 2017

Halcyon days

Published 03/10/2011 | 05:00

•Desmond Fitzgerald states that "because of the 1916 Rising, any hope of reaching an agreement with the unionist community in 1918 was destroyed". Ah, for those peaceful, halcyon days of 1912-4 when unionist and nationalist embraced each other as brothers, with ne'er a bad word said about the other side. Sure, bless Desmond and his history.

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Gabriel Doherty
School of History, University College Cork

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