Next April, Ireland will grind to a halt to remember the men and women who fought for Irish freedom in 1916.
Yet, for many people, the proposed commemorations have caused great unease.
Should we really celebrate the centenary of the Easter Rising?
Has Ireland lived up to the expectations of the rebels who fought the British Empire a century ago? If they were alive today, would they be wining and dining with the elite – or demonised with the Irish Water protesters?
That’s the subject of my latest blog: