Why was there no celebration in 2017?



cricket

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I think the 20th anniversary of the planning (Mahon) tribunal should have been marked last year, perhaps by a few being thrown into jail.
 

locke

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80 just isn't a serious anniversary, unless you're a human who probably won't make it to 100.
 

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80 just isn't a serious anniversary, unless you're a human who probably won't make it to 100.
Octalist - its huge for those species that only have 8 digits.

The Martian arachnids hold 80 to be a very special number indeed.
 

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2016 was all about celebrating 100 years of the Easter Rising.

But the Easter Rising,with its dear cost in Irish blood, did not establish the Irish state.

The 1937 Referendum, creating the new Constitution and basing the legitimacy of the State on the people's will, not an uprising and not a treaty, arguably did establish the modern Irish state.

Why no celebration?

Perhaps because FG was against that referendum then, is in government now, and did not want the embarrassment? But if so, why did FF not run a big celebration? Or they did and I missed it?
Wow - so much for the 'Southern Ireland' education system. The Irish Republic as proclaimed in 1916 - voted for by the will of the people of Ireland in 1918 - was constituted in Jan 21st 1919 by the real Dail Eireann. The Free State and its army illegally overthrew the Irish Republic in 1922/23.

The 1937 Referendum, creating the new Constitution for the 'Southern Ireland' was in reality meaningless - the King of England was still the King of Ireland - the de facto Head of State as far as the world was concerned - and remained so until the England relinquished that claim in 1952.
 


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