Easter Rising was failed by those who came after

Sackville Street (O'Connell St) pictured after the Rising
The 1916 Rising did not fail. It was failed by those who came after it. For 100 years, the Irish people (including up to two million who emigrated) have watched as governments, political parties and armed groups paid homage to 1916, while abandoning the Rising's social, economic and political principles. As a general rule, the more vociferous the homage, the greater the abandonment. So as we await this Easter's speeches, pageants and patriotic prancing-about, we can only marvel at the widening gap between the Proclamation's ideals and the sad state of modern Ireland. How we g[...]

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