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    Default A part of our history, or a waste of money..........

    Taking into account the amount of money the government waste, do you think the state should be making a bid for this flag???

    Is it a part of our history???

    Would it just be a waste of money???

    Or would you be expecting the current owner to to be donating it to the state???

    1916 Rising flag for sale




    By the way, I'm not looking for this thread to decend into a republican debate etc., so lets not take it there.......
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    Would that be the same history that they shat on? The gov have some neck. They stuck their fingers up at the men of 1916 and now want to bid for a flag.

    what next?
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    Don't know why I fucking bothered............
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    a waste of money

    the current owner can use it as a tablecloth for all i care

    and why celebrate the lads of 1916 - they lost for ffs - another typically irish 'moral victory'

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    Quote Originally Posted by luther View Post
    Don't know why I fucking bothered............
    Neither do i, :-) :-) :-)
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    Total waste of money. If the rising was not coinciding with the Great War, Tommy would have squashed the
    rebels like bugs.

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    Default NO Its a captured flag A point of dishonour

    I suppose from a historical antique perspective it maybe important.
    If money is an issue we should just make a fake one and say we brought it and say the one in New York is a fake or something. Problem solved.

    From a miliarty perspective.
    Well the 1916 rising was a tactical defeat but a strategic victory if you consider the free state a victory.
    As the tactical defeat the Irish should have destroyed the flag or hid it if it was in jeopardy of being captured by the Hun. Ovisously the IRA not being a fully regulated army in the conventinoal sense overlooked this detail on the day. If this is inteed the flag the IRA failed to destroy or hide it therefore as it was a defeat and it is a captured flag- Its A point of dishonour. It is now actually more part of the Huns history than Irelands. Its a dishonour that it still exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec Horan View Post
    a waste of money

    the current owner can use it as a tablecloth for all i care

    and why celebrate the lads of 1916 - they lost for ffs - another typically irish 'moral victory'
    Tactical defeat stratigic victory
    They where meant to lose it was a blood sacifire to awaken rosin dubh
    It worked there was a free state within 5 years. A victory of sorts

    There was a free state within 5 years if that can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westsidex View Post
    Neither do i, :-) :-) :-)
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    I suppose I thought it might be nice to hear some intelligent opinions on the subject..........

    I forgot you were logged in..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by luther View Post
    I suppose I thought it might be nice to hear some intelligent opinions on the subject..........

    I forgot you were logged in..............
    Funny i thought the exact same thing.

    quite a few times,
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