Wednesday 7 December 2016

Modern terror rooted in 1916

Published 13/04/2010 | 05:00

With due respect to the opinion of Mr Leavy (Letters, April 9), much of what he says regarding the validity of the actions taken by a cabal of militant individuals in 1916 sounds very similar to the kind of rhetoric we would expect to hear at Sinn Fein ard fheiseanna.

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"Proponents" of the 1916 Rising had no mandate from the general public to take up arms on their behalf.

Those most directly involved were, in effect, a group of opportunist mavericks who were mistakenly seen by the authorities of the day as a mishmash of eccentric, militant posers.

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