Echoes of the Easter Rising down through the decades

First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster chats with British ambassador Dominick Chilcott as they attend an event to mark the 1916 Rising at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. Picture by Niall Carson, Press Association
1916, rightly, still echoes more widely than ever: Easter Week took on new significance very quickly. It also ripped families apart. Rebellion by the gallant few lost nothing in the telling, especially if you truly did have father, brother or a sister fighting to the last against the ‘great big guns’ blasting from the Liffey. But some of the same families had soldiers in a hugely different battlefield, the never-ending Somme. DUP leader Arlene Foster did something wise and thoughtful by heading to Christ Church Cathedral to hear historians reflect on that Easter Monday, and wher[...]

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