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The ‘altruistic evil’ of 1916 Rising

January 26, 2016 History, News

Rite&Reason: The ‘altruistic evil’ of 1916 Rising Retrospective public consent in 1918 election provides only limited justification In his recent book Not in God’s Name, Jonathan Sacks, the former British chief rabbi, developed the useful concept of “altruistic evil” – by which he means evil committed in a sacred cause, in the name of high ideals. […]

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Concerned Church of Ireland

January 20, 2016 News

Letter from a ‘Concerned Church of Ireland’ member here in the Dublin diocese. To whom it may concern, It has recently been brought to my attention that merchandise of a political nature is being sold at the cathedral shop of Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. As a regular Church of Ireland member in Dublin diocese, […]

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The heroes of 1916

November 13, 2015 History, News

The heroes of 1916 were economically clueless and the nation paid for it by David McWilliams As we are about to embark on a year of celebrating 1916 and the birth of the nation, maybe it’s a good idea to stand back and ask what 1916 did for the economy. The last time I checked, you […]

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Easter 1916 rebels did not care

November 13, 2015 History, News

Easter 1916 rebels did not care for mandates or shirk from violence by David Hume THE Easter Proclamation of 1916 was signed by seven men. The Ulster Covenant of 1912 and the Women’s Declaration attached to it were signed by 471,717 men and women. For me the figures stack up.  While the Covenant was a […]

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Dublin Orangemen Criticised

November 10, 2015 News

Dublin Orangemen criticised for Easter Rising comments John Monaghan AN ORANGE Lodge in Dublin has been criticised after referring to the Easter Rising as a rebellion “aimed at replacing civic peace and harmony with rape and murder of life and property.” In a social media post hours after holding a Remembrance Day commemoration on Mount […]

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Remembrance Sunday 2015

November 9, 2015 News

Remembrance Sunday: Orange Order in historic Dublin wreath ceremony By Lyra McKee On Saturday, around 15 or so people gathered in the rain on Dublin’s Mount Street Bridge to lay a wreath of poppies in what is believed to have been the Orange Order’s first public event in Dublin since 1936. The commemoration had been […]

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1916 Deaths Can’t Be Justified By Politicians

September 22, 2015 News

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sulllivan, and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan, recently launched the programme to commemorate 1916 by presenting children in St Patrick’s NS in Castlebar, with the tricolour flag and a copy of the Proclamation. Perhaps our children in the 3,200 national schools […]

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LOL1914 National Memorial Arboretum

September 14, 2015 News

National Memorial Arboretum The National Memorial Arboretum is situated in Alrewas, Staffordshire. It is recognised as the UKs  year round centre of remembrance. it honours the fallen , recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. The Arboretum is part of the Royal British Legion family of charities. Within the Arboretum there are […]

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