Recovering Redmond and pluralism for the Irish State

Bruce Arnold introduced the new EU Ambassador to the US John Bruton and his opening speech to the Reform Movement’s conference at the Mansion House in Dublin. He draws on the nature of the EU’s apparent ability to transcend nationalisms, and suggests that Irish nationalism re-examine it’s pre-1916 character to re-cover the pluralism of the old IPP.

  • Davros

    An excellent article.

  • willowfield

    Can’t be arsed registering to read the article.

    But the reported sentiment is spot-on. It’s time the Republic took a more objective view of the past. Instead of glorifying the 1916 men of violence, it should be honouring those who sought change by peaceful and democratic means.

  • Davros

    WF, would you like me to e mail you the article ?