Tuesday 23 January 2018

Ministers' lack of moral values shown by Pearse letter fiasco

Rising hero Pádraig Pearse
Rising hero Pádraig Pearse
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The final order of surrender letter penned by Pádraig Pearse during the Easter Rising in 1916 is set to be sold by public auction next month and indications are that this most important historical document looks set to leave Ireland (Irish Independent, November 16).

The Government position was that the guide price of between €1m and €1.5m "would not constitute an efficient use of taxpayers' money".

This was the last official letter Mr Pearse wrote, three days before his execution by firing squad on the morning of May 3, 1916.

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