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Malachi O'Doherty

United Ireland’s fault line would be whose war dead we honour

Malachi O'Doherty


Whether we wear an Easter lily or a poppy will still define us

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In the new Ireland, the British identity will be territorial

In the new Ireland, the British identity will be territorial

In the new Ireland, the British identity will be territorial

This coming year is the last year of the decade of centenaries. It stretched from the Home Rule Bill of 1912 and the sinking of the Titanic to the end of the Irish Civil War and the murder of Michael Collins.

I am not sure it was a good idea to mark these anniversaries as we did. The new enthusiasm for a united Ireland may owe a lot to Brexit, but perhaps also to the celebration of the Easter Rising in 2016.


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