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Comment #4917444 by Gavin Hesse

Gavin Hesse Mar 26th 2016, 8:44 AM #

Well done Misneach ! I thought that the figure was more like 60,000 Irish dead in WWI, young Irish blood spilled in places like Turkey, Belgium… The whistle blew & it was ‘over the top’ at dawn for the Irish (first in many cases) into a hail of the new machine gun Fire & instant death for many. Redmond believed it was the right thing to do-to fight overseas – but Redmond thought it was INCORRECT to rise up like those who stayed at home did – WHY is he in this rising memorial poster when he had NOTHING to do with this 1916 event? Revisionist politically correct madness – the journal will probably delete this post. Redmond was a Loyalist folks – he recognised the Queen in ireland (fair enough) & he did not support the emergent constitution. FFS. Where is the pride in FG / House of the Oireachtas as this was given the green light to go up. It’s a disgrace.

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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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