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What was the Easter Rising?

Updated Tuesday 22nd March 2016

How close did the Easter Rising come to achieving the aims of its leaders?

Ireland has a long and troubled past. Not always on the best of terms with its British neighbour, armed struggle has been a recurring feature in the island's history. But how close did a group of republicans come to independence from the United Kingdom?

 

 

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