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Ireland 2006

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Don’t believe the rhetoric
The sea of soundbites
Honouring our ‘heroes’.
In this Celtic Tiger
It’s wealth by stealth
While boys still drink
Cider on street corners.
And then a week for Becket
For idle snobs to divulge:
‘He was the greatest writer ever.’

His grave trembles whitely…
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Patricia Gale 12 July 2006

Well versed and a splendid read.

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Ian Curtis 31 May 2006

You got that one bang on mate All the best Ian

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Daniel Tyler 29 April 2006

As a student of Irish history at GCSE level, I fully appreciate the effect of the past in Ireland's present. Should Eire continue to remember 1916? Has society changed to an extent where any attempts to, look hypocritical? Very well put, Sean.

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