Sinn Fein Mayor of Dublin for 2016 Centenary celebrations



johnny365

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The party that done the most to ensure that a United Ireland wont happen in our lifetimes. Oh the irony!!
 

drummed

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Why would it be great? SF stayed at home in bed at easter 1916. Why is this remotely relevant to them? How did SF get to hijack 1916 when they had virtually nothing to do with it:confused:
 

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Its was the Irish rising actually....:-( :-( :-(
 

onlyasking

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The party that done the most to ensure that a United Ireland wont happen in our lifetimes. Oh the irony!!
And how did re-unification go between 1920 and 1970?

Oh, I forgot to ask, how did the election go for you?
 

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Eoghan Harris will be having a right rant in his Sindo article this Sunday. Kevin Myers will be predicting armageddan if a "distardly, evil Shinner" is Mayor of Dublin during the Centenary celebrations in 2016.
 

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And how did re-unification go between 1920 and 1970?

Oh, I forgot to ask, how did the election go for you?
Engaging in a sectarian murder campaign has made sure that a United Ireland may never happen in our lifetimes. SF are a divisive party.
 

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Why would it be great? SF stayed at home in bed at easter 1916. Why is this remotely relevant to them? How did SF get to hijack 1916 when they had virtually nothing to do with it:confused:
"In 1914, Sinn Féin members, including Griffith, joined the anti-Redmond Irish Volunteers, which was referred to by Redmondites and others as the "Sinn Féin Volunteers". Although Griffith himself did not take part in the Easter Rising of 1916, many Sinn Féin members, who were also members of both the Volunteers and the Irish Republican Brotherhood, did. Government and newspapers dubbed the Rising "the Sinn Féin Rising".[10] After the Rising, republicans came together under the banner of Sinn Féin, and at the 1917 Ard Fheis the party committed itself for the first time to the establishment of an Irish Republic."

Sinn Féin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(my bold)
 

johnny365

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What is the big deal about a Mayor from a party that was founded in 1970 being Mayor for 1916 celebrations.
 

drummed

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Except SF had nothing whatever to do with 1916. So why is it relevant in any way to them:confused:
 

johnny365

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That SF doesnt exist anymore.

Have you never heard of the SF funds case?

The Irish high court has declared that SF of that era no longer exists.
The SF ROC is talking about was founded in 1970.
 

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And johnny's obsession with SF continues.
 

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But sure I'm only saying, that the Government of the time, and the media, dubber the Rising, the Sinn Fein Rising.. and now there will be a Sinn Fein Mayor of Dublin for the celebrations.. what are ye all getting so bothered about

Would ye not celebrate that ?
 

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"In 1914, Sinn Féin members, including Griffith, joined the anti-Redmond Irish Volunteers, which was referred to by Redmondites and others as the "Sinn Féin Volunteers". Although Griffith himself did not take part in the Easter Rising of 1916, many Sinn Féin members, who were also members of both the Volunteers and the Irish Republican Brotherhood, did. Government and newspapers dubbed the Rising "the Sinn Féin Rising".[10] After the Rising, republicans came together under the banner of Sinn Féin, and at the 1917 Ard Fheis the party committed itself for the first time to the establishment of an Irish Republic."

Sinn Féin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(my bold)

And? How many GAA members took part? How many train drivers took part? The vast majority of SF members were in bed including the mildly unhinged Griffith. SF have simply hijacked the whole event.
 

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And? How many GAA members took part? How many train drivers took part? The vast majority of SF members were in bed including the mildly unhinged Griffith. SF have simply hijacked the whole event.
But sure how many GAA members were in the IRA.. yet you never refer to them as GAA/IRA.. or train drivers? Should we refer to CIE/IRA ? or is it IE/IRA now Ted ?
 

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After the Rising, republicans came together under the banner of Sinn Féin, and at the 1917 Ard Fheis the party committed itself for the first time to the establishment of an Irish Republic."
They committed themselves to an Irish Republic in 1917. I think you've just clarified the point Drum was making: It wasn't a Sinn Fein rising..
 

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Engaging in a sectarian murder campaign has made sure that a United Ireland may never happen in our lifetimes. SF are a divisive party.
Burntollet, the Battle of the Bogside, the burning of Bombay Street, the Falls Road Curfew, the introduction of an organised programme of torture, which was sanctioned at government level, the introduction of imprisonment without trial, the Ballymurphy Massacre, the protection of the UVF mass-killers of children, women and men in McGurk's Bar, the battery of unarmed protesters at Magilligan Camp and the mass-killing on Bloody Sunday - and yet the community on the receiving end of all of that are the perpetrators, not the victims.

What a warped understanding of history you have.

You forgot to tell us how your election went.
 


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