Letter to the Editor: RIC proposal - Not in my name

Letter to the Editor: RIC proposal - Not in my name

The current controversy re the RIC commemoration has awoken a memory of a story told to me by my mother when she herself was a young child.

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Atrocities inevitable from all sides in a civil war

Atrocities inevitable from all sides in a civil war

I am saddened by the wave of anti-RIC/DMP rhetoric that has dominated the airwaves and print media in recent weeks causing a well-meaning Government to panic and do a U-turn on the planned ceremony in Dublin Castle.

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Shooting death of pregnant woman inspires exhibit

Shooting death of pregnant woman inspires exhibit

When a mother of three received fatal injuries at her home almost a century ago in south Galway, Arthur Griffiths was telegrammed about it and WB Yeats recorded its impact in two of his poems.

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Ryle Dwyer: Independence role of police within DMP and RIC should be commemorated, and celebrated

Ryle Dwyer: Independence role of police within DMP and RIC should be commemorated, and celebrated

The RIC's major role in exposing the Black and Tans has always been grossly underestimated.

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Come out Ye Black and Tans tops iTunes charts in Ireland; Wolfe Tones to donate proceeds to charity

Come out Ye Black and Tans tops iTunes charts in Ireland; Wolfe Tones to donate proceeds to charity

It comes after the Government was forced to postpone a commemoration ceremony for the Royal Irish Constabulary in Dublin Castle.

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Healy-Rae blasts Taoiseach: 'The best he could do was celebrate the Black and Tans'

Healy-Rae blasts Taoiseach: 'The best he could do was celebrate the Black and Tans'

Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae called on Micheál Martin “to grasp the nettle” and force a General Election

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Taoiseach: ‘Reconciliation set back by RIC debacle

Taoiseach: ‘Reconciliation set back by RIC debacle

The cause of Irish unity has been set back by the Government’s mishandling of the axed RIC commemoration event, the Taoiseach has said.

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United Ireland set back over RIC commemoration fall out, Taoiseach says

United Ireland set back over RIC commemoration fall out, Taoiseach says

The cause of Irish unity has been set-back by Charlie Flanagan's mishandling of the axed RIC commemoration event, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.

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Charlie Flanagan: Calling off RIC commemoration 'right thing to do'

Charlie Flanagan: Calling off RIC commemoration 'right thing to do'

Former senator Maurice Manning has said that personally he would prefer to see an academic conference as the means to commemorate the role of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP).

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 Controversial RIC event to be deferred

Controversial RIC event to be deferred

Public outcry has forced Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to defer his planned commemoration event for the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) later this month.

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Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc: RIC legacy burns a century on

Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc: RIC legacy burns a century on

The RIC’s role in Ireland was one of eviction,brutality and murder, writes Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc.

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Letter to the Editor: A murderer but not murdered

Letter to the Editor: A murderer but not murdered

Calls to boycott the January 17 State commemoration of the RIC have concentrated on the integral role of Black and Tans and the Auxiliaries, recruited mainly from England. Black and Tan recruits began deploying after March 1920, the British officer-based Auxiliary Division some months later.

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Gerard Howlin: RIC commemoration a selective act but government mishandled issue

Gerard Howlin: RIC commemoration a selective act but government mishandled issue

“It’s amazing. You cross the big hurdles, and when you get to the small ones, you get tripped up.”

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'Our island’s history is complex' - Govt defers RIC event after 'disappointing response'

'Our island’s history is complex' - Govt defers RIC event after 'disappointing response'

The Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has announced that the State commemoration of the RIC in Dublin Castle on January 17 has been deferred "given the disappointing response" to it.

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Micheál Martin critical of decision to hold RIC commemoration rather than 'all inclusive' event

Micheál Martin critical of decision to hold RIC commemoration rather than 'all inclusive' event

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said the State created "unnecessary controversy" by announcing a commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP), which he believes could have been avoided in an "all-inclusive event".

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Kerry mayor joins other politicians in boycotting RIC commemoration

Kerry mayor joins other politicians in boycotting RIC commemoration

Cllr Niall Kelleher, the Fianna Fáil mayor of Kerry, will not be attending the State commemoration of the RIC in Dublin Castle on January 17, he has confirmed.

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Varadkar stands over decision to hold RIC centenary commemoration

Varadkar stands over decision to hold RIC centenary commemoration

A defiant Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government “stands over its decision” to commemorate members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), saying it is a “shame” some public representatives are boycotting events

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Dublin City Councillors vote against attending RIC event

Dublin City Councillors vote against attending RIC event

Dublin City Councillors have voted not to participate in an upcoming RIC and Dublin Metropolitan Police commemoration event.

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Taoiseach and Justice Minister stand over planned RIC commemoration as Cork mayor announces boycott

Taoiseach and Justice Minister stand over planned RIC commemoration as Cork mayor announces boycott

A defiant Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government “stands over its decision” to commemorate members of the RIC, saying it is a “shame” some people are boycotting events.

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Mayor of Clare: RIC commemorations are 'historical revisionism gone too far'

Mayor of Clare: RIC commemorations are 'historical revisionism gone too far'

The Fianna Fáil Mayor of Clare is to boycott the forthcoming commemoration service for the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), describing the event as "historical revisionism gone too far".

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'It would be a betrayal': Mayor of Clare reveals he will boycott event commemorating RIC

'It would be a betrayal': Mayor of Clare reveals he will boycott event commemorating RIC

The mayor of Clare has criticised the holding of a commemorative event remembering the Royal Irish Constabulary.

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