Amid the frustrations, Enda might recall Fine Gael’s moment of ‘Irexit’ with the UK

Mary Kenny—Irish Independent
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I wonder if Enda ever casts his mind back to the decisions of his direct predecessor in Fine Gael, John A. Costello, who, in a reversal of the current situation, took the 26 counties—then called “Eire”—out of the Commonwealth back in 1948.

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Reform Group Seminar (15 October 2016)

Mr John Bruton, former taoiseach (prime minister) of the Republic of Ireland and former European Union ambassador to the United States of America

Mr Frank Callanan S.C. (author of the Parnell split and T.M. Healy)

Mr Dermot Meleady (author of two volumes on the life of John Redmond)

Mr Tom Carew (local historian)

Chairman: Mr Felix Larkin

Forgotten Patriots seminar available on iTunes along with other talks, and available on SoundCloud

Debate on the battle of the Somme at Irish embassy

Interesting debate on commemorating the battle of the Somme with comments on how commemorations were much more inclusive for 1916.

Ireland – 1916 and Beyond: The Somme

Jeffrey Donaldson MP, Andrew Murrison MP and Dr Catriona Pennell speak about the significance of the battle of the Somme in an event at the Irish Embassy in London on Tuesday 14 June.

 

We must acknowledge British soldiers killed in the Rising

Republic owes it itself to engage with history in all of its complexity and nuance

As many as 125 soldiers of the British army died during the Easter Rising. They came from every part of Ireland, as well as England,Wales, Scotland and further afield. Men from Kilkenny and Armagh fought alongside those from Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire.

Image: Grangegorman Military Cemetary, Dublin