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Remembering the Irish Easter Rising a Century On

Apr 24, 2016 | 13:01 GMT
British soldiers sniping from behind a barricade of empty beer casks near the quays in Dublin during the 1916 Easter Rising.
British soldiers sniping from behind a barricade of empty beer casks near the quays in Dublin during the 1916 Easter Rising.
(Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A century ago in Dublin, the spark of a revolution that would end with Irish independence from London was lit. Curious bystanders listened to an impassioned speech by erstwhile schoolteacher, lawyer, poet and political activist Patrick Henry Pearse from the steps of the General Post Office on Sackville Street (now...

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