1916

1916

One Hundred Years of Irish Independence : From the Easter Rising to the Present

Book - 2016
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"The 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath changed Ireland for ever. The British government's execution of 14 republican rebels transformed a group hitherto perceived as cranks and troublemakers into national heroes. Those who avoided the British firing squads of May 1916 went on to plan a new - and ultimately successful - struggle for Ireland's independence, shaping their country's destiny for the century to come. But what sort of country did they create? And to what extent does post-1916 Ireland measure up to the hopes and aspirations of 'MacDonagh and MacBride / And Connolly and Pearse'? Best-selling historian Tim Pat Coogan offers a strongly personal perspective on the Irish century that followed the Rising - charting a flawed history that is marked as much by complacency, corruption and institutional and clerical abuse, as it is by the sacrifices and nation-building achievements of the Republic's founding fathers"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781250110596
1250110599
Branch Call Number: 941.7082 COO
Characteristics: 329 pages : illustrations

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Feb 24, 2017

... an 'Irish solution to an Irish problem'...

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SEBoiko
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The first police officer and the first soldier to die in the 'Troubles' were both killed by Protestants.

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Control, not co-operation, remained the unionists leitmotif.

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...: the declining Protestant population of the Free State helped to harden the attitudes of Protestant leaders in Northern Ireland.

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..., freedom to achieve freedom.

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..., the price of peace is in deed external vigilance.

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... there is a natural tendency on the part of official Ireland to accentuate the positive and play down negative statistics and uncomfortable truths.

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