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Tuesday 24 January 2017

RTÉ's 1916 tribute like a Eurovision intermission

Published 03/04/2016 | 02:30

Colm Wilkinson performs U2's 'One' for RTE's Centenary concert on Easter Monday.
Colm Wilkinson performs U2's 'One' for RTE's Centenary concert on Easter Monday.

I've heard it all now...

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If you want a longer examination of RTÉ's coverage of the Rising, I suggest you turn to John Boland a bit further down the pages. But I, for one, have remained in a state of bafflement about the rapturous praise that was showered upon in it.

I don't know what it takes for most people to feel proud of being Irish, but I have set my bar slightly higher than Colm Wilkinson singing a U2 cover. I know, I'm a monster.

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