1916 rising anniversary

Next year Ireland will celebrate the anniversary of the 1916 rising. There will be state celebrations. I am sure different groups will have their celebrations of the rising. No party has an exclusive ownership of the rising. The rising belongs to to us all. The different parties will celebrate 1916. That is their right. Personally it would be nice if we could celebrate 1916 as Irishwomen and Irishmen that is open to all people. Irish nationalism rejects racism and all other forms of discrimination. If your family has been in Ireland for centuries or if you just made Ireland your home now you are equally Irish as far as I am concerned.
John O Brien.


Author: irishfabian

This blog expresses my views about the world. I am a member of the Irish Labour Party in Cork East.

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