Thursday 23 February 2017

Judging our city with hindsight is a pointless exercise

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Free State snipers during the Civil War
Free State snipers during the Civil War
President Michael D. Higgins lays a wreath outside the GPO on Dublin's O'Connell Street during the 99th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, Sunday April 5, 2015 (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Much emotional and intellectual energy has been expended over the 1916 commemorations.

Indeed as the hot-air balloon ascended over the city one wondered was it lifted by the emissions of all those who vented so vociferously in a largely meaningless debate.

On the one side you had all those who damned all associated with the Rising, on the other you had those who would cast them as Easter deities.

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