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97 years ago today, The first Day of the Easter Rising


Ren84

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Heroes of Ireland. May we never forget their sacrifice.
 

Murph

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No some didnt agree back then - even a majority but not all. But wait a while and you'll hear from a different breed here today and with different answers why the rising shouldn't have happened.
 

tipp revolution

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Them boys and gals must be spinning in their graves - shame on you greedy corrupt so called democratic representatives and intransigent lazy condescending civil servants (from judges to pothole fillers)- you have betrayed all that the 1916 rebels sacrificed their lives for.

Citizens of Ireland - grow up, take responsibility and always think of your fellow citizen in everything you do.
 

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Only because they were brain-washed by all things English... but when given proper leadership... they woke up.

There is a lesson there for today.
The people who were brain-washed were those who were stupid enough to sacrifice their lives at the behest of two child abusers (Pearse and Casement).
 

zakalwe1

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i agree with tipp revolution....

the stance for irish freedom is worthwhile and their sacrifice is much appreciated.

but had they known of the successive FF (and to a lessor extent, FG) administrations coming down the line, would they have bothered????

would they have been happy with state collusion with the RC to control society and to cover up the systematic rape and abuse of children?
would they have been happy with the economic ineptitude and financial chicanery by successive FF govts which ultimately have greatly eroded irish sovereignty and abitity to run herself?
 
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ShoutingIsLeadership

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Them boys and gals must be spinning in their graves - shame on you greedy corrupt so called democratic representatives and intransigent lazy condescending civil servants (from judges to pothole fillers)- you have betrayed all that the 1916 rebels sacrificed their lives for.

Citizens of Ireland - grow up, take responsibility and always think of your fellow citizen in everything you do.
Just like those in 1916 didn't?
 

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Ren84

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They died for something they believed in; they wanted it more than life itself - is that a sacrifice?
They died for their convictions. That is generally referred to as a sacrifice. Of course West Brits and the Ruth Dudley Edwards lot would probably say different.
 
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