Discourse on 1916 has compelled us to think anew about values, culture and politics
Contributors to a conference on Irish identity and sovereignty discuss these concepts
Most striking about the official cultural commemoration events of 2016 is how unofficial they have been. Reverence has been notable by its absence, as has cynicism
Old image of mystical romance is being replaced by the idea of a modern, progressive nation
We separate the truths, half-truths and lies about Ireland
We have had a number of ‘mission statements’ over the past 100 years, but have any visions become reality?
Centenary commemoration was missing one crucial ingredient – an act of rebellion
Halfway through the commemorations, we face the difficult second phase: 1917-1922
How we commemorate the past should reflect our aspirations for the future
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