Thursday 22 February 2018

Rising revising

• Kevin Myers is characteristically thought-provoking in his article relating to the teaching of the 1916 Rising (Irish Independent, January 02).

Mr Myers is scathing in his criticism of the alleged inaccuracies in the way the aforementioned topic is taught in our schools, going as far as to assert that "people have been lied to in their school text books".

However, is it not the case that this fine journalist pushes the boundaries of the truth himself when he states that "Home Rule had been legally established in 1914"? Mr Myers leads the reader to believe that legislative independence had been introduced by 1914 and thus the response by physical force nationalists in subsequent years was unnecessary and illegitimate.

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