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Thread #9393   Message #3899780
Posted By: GUEST
15-Jan-18 - 09:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Snows of France and Holland (Brian McNeil
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Snows of France and Holland (Brian McNeil
Dear Susanne
You are confused and mistaken to think that the Fureys version of the WIllie McBride song "bends it towards the IRA"
The Irish struggle against the British occupation was eventually supported, after the executions of the original ringleaders, by a majority of the people of Ireland as was evidenced by the overwhelming victory of Sinn Fein (70% of the seats) in the 1918 election. The rebellion of 1916 and the achievement of Irish Independance is not something owned by the IRA of the 1970ies onwards but by all the political parties and the vast majority of the Irish population.
I am afraid that you are displaying the usual ignorance of Irish History which is the norm in the UK. Read some books. Any books.
Best wished
Frank.