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John-Paul McCarthy: We should confront, not coddle

ARE you getting weary of all this public remem-bering stuff as we cross the threshold into the 1912-1916 anniversaries?

The History Ireland-sponsored 'hedge school' conference on 1916 last Saturday, at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, conveyed, at least to me, a lot of what is wrong with the commemoration mania.

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