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Our ills can't be blamed on 1916

Published 12/04/2010 | 08:44

A LEAVY deserves a big thank you for explaining the real reasons behind the 1916 Rising (Letters April 10).

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For too long, mini revisionists have been trying to put forward new theories, none of which is an accurate assessment of the situation in Ireland at that time.

Most of these newly emerging revisionists appear to be understudies of newspaper columnists such as Kevin Myers or the late Conor Cruise O' Brien. We owe the men and women of the 1916 era an immense amount of gratitude for winning our freedom.

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