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Collins Centenary Setpiece

  • 17-08-2022 11:00pm
    Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    The joint appearance of FF and FG at this is performative theatre. The Civil War divisions have been irrelevant for years. The centenary ceremony at Beal na Blath is theatre. But to what political purpose? Charlie Flanagan regards the IRA of the War of Independence as murderers so by extension is Collins. Are there votes still for FG in playing the Collins card? What demographic? Or is Martin hoping to upstage Varadkar and make a speech for his “shared island” stuff and co-opt the hollow husk of Collins to the new cause, if only we knew what that was. The DF who have been gutted by FFG for decades are there already to provide another layer of theatre. The whole thing is deeply saddening.