Pearse engaged in the very thing he had warned about
Published 20/07/2016 | 02:30
Before the centenary commemorations fade from our memories, I would like to thank you for the diverse reports and opinions on the Easter Rising published in your columns.
They explored usefully some controversial aspects of the Rising: whether it was justified in moral, political and military terms; why some armed groups stood aside whilst comrades fought; the course of the fighting itself and the retribution that followed.
But, for me, one central enigma remained unexamined.