The fault line in southern politics

By Damien Kiberd (for Daily Ireland)

There has always been a degree of confusion within Fianna Fail about the pursuit of the republican ideal. To rapturous applause at his party’s Ard-Fheis in Killarney last Friday night, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern promised to restore the big annual military march past the General Post Office in Dublin by Easter 2006, the 90th anniversary of the Rising.

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