Saturday 3 December 2016

Pearse engaged in the very thing he had warned about

Published 20/07/2016 | 02:30

Heroic insurgency: Pádraig Pearse. Picture Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Heroic insurgency: Pádraig Pearse. Picture Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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.

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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.

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