:roll:What would be really interesting to know is connections between the Orange Order and counter-insurgency networks in Africa during its liberation wars.
Back to the topic. I think it's been a very interesting thread but maybe gone a little bit off. I suppose the letter asks the question how negative the effects of a movement which begun with 1916 has been on the Irish state (all things considered, extremely so IMO)? The Russians buried communism and all the myths that came with it. Will Ireland bury 1916 and all the myths that came with that and become a true republic as opposed to a nationalist ideologically driven country with 'republic' coating? How long before FF wheel out the corpse of 1916 and wave the green flags in our faces? And will people fall for it yet again?