- Sep 28, 2012
The weapons were " put beyond use " on I.R.A. terms, no hand over, no photographs and no filming ( which the Unionists demanded and which were rejected ). Show me a link to a story regarding a single weapon " handed over ".A big no need as your lot surrendered and handed over your weapons.
Do you mean the "sinn féin uprising", as it was dubbed by the British press at the time? That uprising?Is that the Sinn Fein that did not support or take part in the Easter 1916 rising?
http://theirishwar.com/organizations/sinn-fein/Sinn Féin was not involved in the failed Easter Rising, despite being blamed by the British Government for it. The leaders of the Rising were certainly looking for more than the Sinn Féin proposal a separation stronger than Home Rule under a dual monarchy. Any group that disagreed with mainstream constitutional politics was branded ‘Sinn Féin’ by British commentators