Decade of commemorations

Tue, Aug 19, 2014, 01:02

Sir, – The Irish Times is to be commended for providing balance to both sides of the debate on how we should reflect on events that ultimately lead to Irish independence.

As a people, if we are to achieve anything from the decade of commemorations, it should be to understand what really happened 100 years ago in all its complexity, rather than what is the most convenient narrative or conjecture for both sides of the political divide in terms of their own legacy or current political objectives. – Yours, etc,

KEVIN RYAN,

Tannenweg,

Walldorf,

Germany.