Friday 20 April 2018

Letter of the Week: RIC men recalled

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Madam - I was privileged to be among the congregation at a Mass held in the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin on the first Sunday in August marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.

It was heartening to hear Archbishop Diarmuid Martin refer to those Irish men (his uncle was one) as "having fought with great courage in the defence of an ideal".

Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan, who also attended, correctly said afterwards that it was "most regrettable" that the Irish war dead were "airbrushed from history".

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