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24th April is the Anniversary of the 1916 Rising


TradCat

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Should we commemorate it then instead of Easter?

Secular case: Easter is a religious occasion and the state should not base its activities on it.

Christian case: The use of Easter for the rising and Pearse's attempt to associate his blood sacrifice with Christ's is a blasphemy and should not be allowed.

Pluralist case: Putting the rising in a less prominent context recognises that it is not something everybody on the island believes to have been a good thing while still allowing the occasion to be marked.
 


TheBear

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<Mod>Moved to the History forum.</Mod>
 
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When is the new shopping centre opening, if only they could move it to the southside.
 

Utopian Hermit Monk

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Happy actual 100th Anniversary, everyone! :)

Looking forward to watching 'Laochra' from Croke Park (live on TG4 at 5.20 p.m.)

[video=youtube;XCwbM7sQZRo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCwbM7sQZRo[/video]
 

Victor Meldrew

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So is the prostitution of the 1916 Rising cr@p finally over?
 

SEAMAI

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Thought the GAA's contribution was very poor. I expected much better from them. Very amateurish. Certainley didn't come across well on the television.
 
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