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Comment #4915577 by Micheal Walsh

Micheal Walsh Mar 25th 2016, 3:56 PM #

Fair play to Misneach I respect the three others on the poster but still feel they don’t have a place in the 1916 celebrations but should be remembered separately. Unfortunately there are those that seek to undermine the story of 1916 these people basically regret Ireland ever becoming a separate Republic.
As for John Redmond he was a militant politician that had no problem with sending Irishmen to die for another countries cause, he actually highlights perfectly the main benefit of having our own independent country, that is we don’t have to fight in Britain’s colonial and neo-colonial wars!

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Activists draw over John Redmond's face on controversial College Green banner

Activists draw over John Redmond's face on controversial College Green banner

Irish language group Misneach said it defaced the banner in a protest against “revisionist propaganda”.

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    Favourite Darren Tully
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    Mar 25th 2016, 8:02 PM

    I’ll be more impressed if they follow up on this commemorate the 35000 in November

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    Mar 25th 2016, 8:50 PM

    Where did this 35,000 figure appear from? There’s 49,400 remembered at Islandbridge which reflects the number killed in Irish units. Then you have to factor in those killed in the British units (like the Tyneside Irish, Liverpool Irish etc) and the ANZACs. The true figure is certainly above 60,000

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    Favourite Martin Fahy
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    Mar 25th 2016, 9:36 PM

    The 35,000 is the estimate of Irish born killed in WW1 fighting in British Army units.
    The 49,400 listed inIsland bridge includes the estimate of 14,400 Irish born killed in WW1 fighting for other Allied forces such as USA, Canada, Australia, NZ etc.
    The figures are regarded as historically accurate.
    Where on earth are you getting your figure of 60,000 from ?

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    Mar 26th 2016, 10:55 AM

    I already explained. Read it again

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