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A unionist sang an Orange song in the GPO on Easter Monday in front of Dev's grandson

It was part of a special Raidió na Gaeltachta show on Easter Monday.

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HERE’S SOMETHING YOU probably didn’t expect to see today: a unionist singing an Orange song in the GPO on Easter Monday in front of Dev’s grandson.

The video was captured on Monday by Maitiú Ó Coimin of

It shows Dr Ian Malcolm, an Irish-speaking Ulster Unionist, singing the Orange ballad “Lurgan Town” after a special broadcast of the programme Cormac ag a Cúig on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.

Malcolm was on the panel discussing the 1916 Rising and the upcoming commemorations with Sinn Féin councillor Mícheál Mac Donnchadha, former Kilkenny mayor Seán Ó hÁrgáin, lecturer Regina Uí Chollatáin and Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív, Eamonn De Valera’s grandson.

After the broadcast ended Malcolm gave his rendition of Lurgan Town and Mícheál Mac Donnchadha answered with the rebel ballad The Foggy Dew.

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