Ireland Marks 100 Years Since 1916 Easter Rising

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Ireland is preparing to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising against British rule amid fears of an upsurge in dissident republican violence.

The Irish President has told Sky News he does not believe it is dangerous to commemorate the past and that it is “useless… to effect some kind of amnesia”.

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  1. The successful Irish war of independence 1919 – 1921 began in the stone breakers yard in 1916, A war where almost the entire Irish nation turned their anger on the occupiers and drove them out. Sky would have the viewers of this believe that Britain gave into peaceful political pleading after 1916 rather than the fact that massive regions of Ireland were no longer under British control by 1921, Irish forces had taken them back by force, we had installed our own laws and military police even our own courts. Hard to believe the British are still trying to control the narrative of a conflict they lost 100 years ago.

  2. I think it is unfair to call the 1916 Easter Rising a failed rebellion and to say the British crushed the rebellion because from then on each generation continues to without fear
    carry out a stronger revolution.

  3. Irelands relationship with england and scotland have never been better because they now respect us as a state and we cooperation, but northern ireland, still going to be awkward unless arlene foster steps down

  4. Arlene foster can say what she wants but when her people go around burning their neighbors flag, killing catholics and causing unrest it makes her opinion very hard to swallow and frankly quite void of any legitimate statement

  5. Bruton – what a total;. stupid asshole. I observed this low life at a NYU event on the Irish Peace process – if this low life asshole pervert had been in charge, there would have been no peace process.
    This piece of vermin did not disclose he was opposed to all negotiations with Sinn Fein/IRA.

  6. Disappointing journalism from Sky News. Failed to get at the true nature of the Easter Uprising. Too much concern on the troubles in Northern Ireland, where the Easter Rising was not a significant motivator to the causes of the Troubles. It may have been an episode of violence but more than anything it was a sacrifice of a group of people who hoped for a better future. The brutal violence protruding the Rising was mainly conducted by the British government much like so much violence before and after this episode on the island of Ireland. Britain needs to be humble in their revision of history and make amends for their mistakes. Too long have they shifted the blame on to others.

  7. In my opinion Bruton's analysis is simplistic.  There is no certainty that a united 32 county republic could have been achieved had the Rising not happened.  Ulster Unionists have never willingly conceded anything ever. The President's response makes more sense to me – that the Rising should be seen in the context of the nature of Imperialism and that it was the British response to it that turned Ireland from a country awaiting Home Rule to one seeking Independence.  Because of the Imperial context, it is significant (in my opinion) that armed groups that claim a legacy to the ideals of 1916 have failed to change the hearts and minds of Irish people and if anything have re-enforced partition.  I doubt their day will ever come at this stage.

  8. In my opinion Bruton's analysis is simplistic.  There is no certainty that a united 32 county republic could have been achieved had the Rising not happened.  Ulster Unionists have never willingly conceded anything ever. The President's response makes more sense to me – that the Rising should be seen in the context of the nature of Imperialism and that it was the British response to it that turned Ireland from a country awaiting Home Rule to one seeking Independence.  Because of the Imperial context it is significant (in my opinion) that armed groups that claim a legacy to the ideals of 1916 have failed to change the hearts and minds of Irish people and if anything have re-enforced partition.  I doubt their day will ever come.

  9. A lot if British ignorant and spiteful comments on a Irish republican video .I guess the British are obsessed nationalism now like Irish used be why else would be whinging about the EU. Nationalism British or Irish or Scottish is sickening with lead to extremist views.

  10. Don't the NI unionists celebrate numerous massacres/battles/murders? Excuse my ignorance but don't they parade through the neighborhoods of their victims pounding drums, wearing orange, and singing to celebrate the Irish they and their's have killed?

  11. John Bruton is a traitor and a doom. At time he would have written an article in some british owned newspaper, thanking the british troops for "restoring law and order". A shame for Ireland. He should live in UK with his masters. ERIN GO BRAGH !

  12. I think any analysis of 1916 must acknowledge that on three occasions the UK partliment failed to enact home rule legislation. In 1913 the British authority facilitated the open importation of arms and the formation of the UVF. It was clear the nationalism had attempted democracy westmisinster style and justice for Ireland was alien to that parliament. England's imperial war in Europe was not our concern. Our patriots used this opportunity to strike for freedom.

  13. Ireland is no longer a free, sovereign or independent country. We are
    just an insignificant state of the European Union – no different from
    Florida, or any other state in the USA. It's a complete sham we're
    celebrating a freedom that we surrendered to Brussels. Why are we wasting money on celebrating what no longer exists!

  14. ROI now free to be a nation of the EU rather than a nation of the united kingdom. Free to be swamped by EU immigrants , rather than people from England and Scotland. Free to be bankrupt , free to chose the euro as their currency, free to get a multi billion pound bailout from Britain when the economy collapsed.

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