A revolution undone?

In the New Statesman this week, Maurice Walsh takes the opportunity to ask the rhetorical old chestnut; “what if Ireland was still British?” For inspiration, he draws from an earlier article (subscription only) in the Irish Times, by Tom Quinn.

But Walsh’s is a far from unremittingly revisionist viewpoint:

“…there was something something paralysingly traumatic about the truncated ideals of Michael Collins and Eamonn de Valera: in place of a united nation, there was partition; in place of a clear cut anti-colonial struggle there was sectarian warfare and bitterness.”

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