Patrick Murphy: The Irish are gloriously inconsistent about war and independence

The Declaration of Independence, handwritten by Éamon de Valera on the stationery of the American Delegation of the Elected Government of the Republic of Ireland, Washington DC, and dated January 21, 1919. Images courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland.
Of all our national characteristics, the Irish are probably best at being selectively inconsistent. An unpatriotic comment, you say, especially at this time of national crisis, with Brexit about to mu[...]

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