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Whose sovereignty are we celebrating this year?

As we watched the military display of the Irish State; commemorating Easter Sunday 1916, presided over by Michael D Higgins, the Supreme Commander of the Defence Forces, at 9am on Easter Sunday in Shannon Airport, a United States Navy Lockheed C-130T Hercules was protected by Irish Gardaí and Army personnel.

Were we celebrating our independent and sovereign state, or our submission to the United States of America?

Margaretta D’Arcy
10 St Brigids Place
Lower Galway
Co Galway


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