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An alternative history of the Easter Rising

Patrick Murphy
The solution is simple. If there are going to be several competing centenary commemorations of the 1916 Rising next year, we can solve the problem of how to accommodate them all by doing what we now do best in Ireland - re-writing history. We can create a revised version of the Rising, so that each group can justify its claim to be the true inheritors of the 1916 ideals. Welcome to Ireland, the land of instant history, where facts are flexible and the truth is a far-off planet. So here is the (not very) authorised history of the 1916 Rising. It all began when Pearse was walking down O'Co[...]
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