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The CoI Gazette and its take on the Easter Rising : from its archives.

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Church of Ireland - A Member of the Anglican Communion

And from the IT article:-

Rite& Reason: How the Church of Ireland Gazette reported the 1916 Rising

‘The pity of the citizens murdered, the young English soldiers shot down on Irish soil, the callow lads led into treason: the shame of this stab in the back of our brave soldiers in Flanders and Salonika; and the horror of Dublin, fired by the hands of her own sons, and of Irish blood shed by Irish hands’.

Conventional enough stuff given the politics of its readers - in the main - but this comment is interesting ……


There is little enough to be said in favour of any of the rebels but let us at least do the bulk of them the justice of admitting that they endeavoured to respect … those accepted conventions which are designed to lift warfare, even civil warfare, above the level of stark savagery’.



as is this...

….the Gazette’s articulation of a middle–ground opinion seriously concerned about the long–term consequences for Ireland as a whole. At pains to point out ‘the religious element did not enter in any way into this unfortunate rebellion’ with ‘no whisper of old sectarian feuds’, it remarked moderate unionist and nationalist Ireland ‘ … have learned in an awful personal experience what war means … Easter week has taught us the terror of the sniper’.


Anti -Rising arguments in 2016 were more fevered than those of its opponents in 1916 it would appear.
 


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The Impartial Reporter scooped them all ...

Wouldnt you know it would be a Fermanagh man? :D

Owing to reporting restrictions in place, the Belfast newspapers did no more than hint at a serious state of affairs in Dublin. The Irish Times was not able to distribute and the Independent's printing presses had been damaged during the Rising.

But Enniskillen went ahead anyway. Much in the tradition of the Skibereen Eagle ...

Easter Rising 1916: How the Impartial Reporter got the biggest story in Ireland - BBC News
 

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There is little enough to be said in favour of any of the rebels but let us at least do the bulk of them the justice of admitting that they endeavoured to respect … those accepted conventions which are designed to lift warfare, even civil warfare, above the level of stark savagery’.
And yet we have modern day commentators who allege the 1916 rebels were like ISIS.

Revisionism is a lovely thing indeed! :rolleyes:
 

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WTF has that got to do with the C of I Gazette ?
You commented that anti-Rising expressions were more twisted in 2016 than 1916. The Irish Times front page of 1916 blames SF for the Rising (even though they weren't involved). The alleged facsimile of that page published this year omits the name of SF because they want to deny any credit SF may get from being associated with the Rising.

Kenny and Humphries couldn't hide their distaste at being forced to commemorate the Rising. At least John Burton expressed his distaste honestly.
 

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You commented that anti-Rising expressions were more twisted in 2016 than 1916. The Irish Times front page of 1916 blames SF for the Rising (even though they weren't involved). The alleged facsimile of that page published this year omits the name of SF because they want to deny any credit SF may get from being associated with the Rising.

Kenny and Humphries couldn't hide their distaste at being forced to commemorate the Rising. At least John Burton expressed his distaste honestly.
Where's the evidence for this ?
 

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Institution that lost it's primacy scorns act that lead to loss of said primacy, shocker.
 

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Anti -Rising arguments in 2016 were more fevered than those of its opponents in 1916 it would appear.
Thank you for the OP.

The above is a very important and interesting observation; what do you think are the reasons for this?
 


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