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1916: Attitudes to commemorations have reflected the politics of the time

24/03/2016


In a ground-breaking article, Dr. Margaret O'Callaghan discusses the politics of commemoration around the 1916 Easter Rising.

1966, the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, saw Ian Paisley come to the fore of Northern Ireland politics and lead unionist opposition to commemorative events. Margaret O'Callaghan examines how commemorating 1916 at different points in time has been a snapshot on the politics and tensions of the day.

See the full Irish Time article here.

 

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