Home rule and the Commonwealth

Irish Times Letters, Thu, Mar 31, 2016—Professor Geoffrey Roberts

Sir, – Dr Brian P Murphy (“Democratic path would not have brought independence”, Opinion & Analysis, March 30th) misses the point of John Bruton’s argument in favour of home rule and a peaceful and democratic transition to Irish independence. A home rule Ireland would have been a stepping stone towards full independence – thus achieving the desired goal without the violence and deaths of 1916, the War of Independence and the Civil War.

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