Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

3/4/2006

1916 stories that remain hidden

Today’s Sunday Business Post opinion poll indicates that a large majority (80 per cent) of respondents agree that the Easter Rising was a ‘‘positive event in recent Irish history’’, a noteworthy and legitimate act of national self determination. It also shows that 71 per cent agreed that Ireland ‘‘owes a debt to the leaders’’ of the rebellion. Yet only 50 per cent of respondents thought that it was appropriate to ‘‘celebrate the 1916 Rising with a military parade’’, and 32 per cent definitely disagreed. for more click here

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