Monday 23 January 2017

Telling the truth about Markievicz

Published 07/04/2010 | 05:00

Paddy Clancy's article on Constance Markievicz ('Campaign seeks return of Markievicz banner', Irish Independent, April 5) shows him to be unaware that her claim to be a countess was false. This is based on the evidence of her brother Josslyn and her stepson Stanislaus.

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The idea of her greatness is just as false. She was implicit in the shooting of unarmed Constable Lahiff and a man with a handcart and also tried to shoot a doctor.

Digging trenches in St Stephen's Green in 1916 was not a good tactic as the attacking soldiers could shoot down on them from the roof of the Shelbourne Hotel.

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