2016 and how to fool yourself

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By Jude Collins (judecollins.com)

It gets closer every day, and as it does the politicians in the south get more and more uneasy. I’m referring to the coming of the centenary of the Easter 1916 Rising. Professor Ronan Fanning has cut through the cringe-making government video for 2016 (which has since been withdrawn) by calling for a “shameless celebration” of the event. Prof Diarmuid Ferriter has called the video “unhistorical shit”. (No, I didn’t know professors talked that way either, Virginia.)

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