November 08, 2013

Diarmaid Ferriter - 2016, a state bereft of meaningful sovereignty

Diarmaid Ferriter is professor of modern Irish history at University College Dublin and has authored many books including The Transformation of Modern Ireland, 1900-2000Judging Dev: A Reassessment of the life and legacy of Eamon de Valera and Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland. He wrote of the centenary of 1916:

"As we in Ireland edge towards the centenary of the events that comprised the revolution of the early 20th century, we face a stark conclusion: this is a state bereft of meaningful sovereignty due to its bankruptcy and a state whose governing culture has been exposed as rotten.

We may have little to cheer about in 2016."

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