Tuesday 16 January 2018

The Rising tide has yet to lift all boats

Michael Collins. Photo: Getty
Michael Collins. Photo: Getty


Having poked around in the ashes of 1916 for a century the nation is still awaiting a phoenix.

Over the past year the historians and the academics have been engaged in a tussle over the telescope of history which has merely resulted in many perceptions being inverted, rendering views either upside down or backwards.

However, commenting on the Rising in its immediate aftermath, Michael Collins said: "That valiant effort and martyrdoms that followed 1916 finally awoke the sleeping spirit of Ireland."

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