LDV among those who opposed 1916 Rising

Posted By: April 29, 2016

RTE. DUBLIN. Friday 29 April 2016 Support for the 1916 Rising was far from universal, with the Loyal Dublin Volunteers among the groups opposing the rebels. The Loyal Dublin Volunteers was a force set up by southern unionists in 1913 to oppose Home Rule. An article in the Irish Times reported on the new organisation […]

The scarce commodity of idealism in Irish politics

Posted By: April 25, 2016

Deaglain de Breadun. Irish News.(Belfast). Monday, April 25, 2016 WILLIAM Butler Yeats wrote after the Rising that “Too long a sacrifice/Can make a stone of the heart”. These and other lines from his great poem Easter 1916 are very much in vogue at present, as part of a centenary commemoration that has been sober, thoughtful, […]

Independents add a splash of colour

Posted By: April 25, 2016

Tom Kelly. Irish News (Belfast). Monday, April 25, 2016 As A rule Northern Ireland does not do ‘independents’ at elections.Perhaps that’s because so many of the political parties have their mavericks. Yet in the Republic of Ireland it’s the independents with their pork barrel demands that are holding the country to ransom or holding the balance of power, if you prefer […]

Commemorating the Rising has always been different in the north

Posted By: April 25, 2016

Alison Martin Irish News (Belfast). Monday, April 25, 201 Alison Martin holds a BA in Modern History and an MA in Irish History  from Queen’s University Belfast In recent weeks, the media have focused on how the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising has been commemorated in Dublin.But events to mark the Rising have also taken place […]

Adams calls on Dublin government to promote cross-border cooperation

Posted By: April 25, 2016

Party leader closes two-day ard fheis on eve of Rising anniversaryJohn Manley. Irish News (Belfast). Monday, April 25, 2016Gerry Adams said there has been an attempt to “denigrate the heroes of 1916” through “shameful revisionism”. The next Dublin government has to tackle “ingrained partitionist thinking” and do more to promote cross-border cooperation, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said.Speaking at his party’s ard […]

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