Easter Rising

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Easter Rising

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(Historical Terms) an armed insurrection in Dublin in 1916 against British rule in Ireland: the insurgents proclaimed the establishment of an independent Irish republic before surrendering, 16 of the leaders later being executed
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The 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising is a unique opportunity to give each of our primary schools a Tricolour to celebrate our shared history and the achievement of our forefathers," said Deputy McEllistrim.
And he told Sinn Fein activists in Dublin the best way for the Government to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising was to begin preparations for Irish re-unification.
Westminster MP McGuinness said: "The Irish Government's decision to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising is welcome.