Thatcher and Merkel: enemies of the Irish

Thatcher and Merkel: enemies of the Irish


 

On the last day of Margaret Thatcher’s life, I walked in the footsteps of an Irish rebel.  

Saint Enda’s School is tucked away in a tranquil park near the Dublin mountains. It was here that Pádraig Pearse taught from 1910 until he was executed by British forces for his leading role in the 1916 Easter rising.  Pearse wanted his pupils to marvel at nature, believing it was the only thing in Ireland to be truly free. His final poem The Wayfarer attests...


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