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Outrage grows as state plan to commemorate RIC and DMP Murderers

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Justice minister Charlie Flannigan and the FfG party are causing outrage by arranging to commemorate the RIC and the DMP in of all places Dublin Castle on Jan 17.

The outrage is growing because the DMP and the RIC were the eyes and ears of the British empire in Ireland. It was members of the DMP that pointed out the leaders of the Rising in Richmond barracks leading to the executions and imprisonments afterwords.

The RIC were directly responsible for the murder of the Lord mayor of Cork .

To commemorate murderers like Igoe is a step to far and comparisons of the Jewish people been asked to remember the SS have been used to describe its absurdity.

Apparently this was not even put before the decade of commemmorations committee by the cowardly FFG government


 

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Justice minister Charlie Flannigan and the FfG party are causing outrage by arranging to commemorate the RIC and the DMP in of all places Dublin Castle on Jan 17.

The outrage is growing because the DMP and the RIC were the eyes and ears of the British empire in Ireland. It was members of the DMP that pointed out the leaders of the Rising in Richmond barracks leading to the executions and imprisonments afterwords.

The RIC were directly responsible for the murder of the Lord mayor of Cork .

To commemorate murderers like Igoe is a step to far and comparisons of the Jewish people been asked to remember the SS have been used to describe its absurdity.

Apparently this was not even put before the decade of commemmorations committee by the cowardly FFG government


There's an online petition doing the rounds.
Sign it.

Next year the FFG party are going to commemorate The Glenanne Gang, the UVF and the Brit army, just to rub our noses in the shit.
FFG = Traitors.
 
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Reply from Herr Flannigans office ....


I am writing about your correspondence to the Minister for Justice and Equality Mr Charlie Flanagan T.D. The Minister has asked me to reply on his behalf.
The Minister would like to acknowledge your unhappiness with some points made in his recent speech.
He would however also make the point that respectfully acknowledging the death of RIC and DMP policemen and the loss to their families is in no way to condone unjustified acts such as the brutal murder of Tomás Mac Curtain by members of the RIC.
The Minister is very conscious that, whatever the particular circumstances or motivation behind the hundreds of deaths during the period, each death was a profound individual tragedy for the family and friends of those who lost their lives. While few eyewitnesses survive today, the memories of that period remain vivid in many families and communities.
Expressing a similar sentiment, it is notable that one of Tomás Mac Curtain’s final acts was to extend his sympathies to the family of RIC Constable Joseph Murtagh who was killed on Pope Quay in Cork.
More broadly, the Government's approach to remembering this historical period is aimed at being inclusive and respectful. The intention of the State Centenary Programme for the years from 2019 – 2023 is to ensure that this complex period in our history is remembered appropriately and with sensitivity. It will aim to promote a deeper understanding of the significant events that took place during this period, and with a focus on valuing the legitimacy of all traditions, mutual respect and historical accuracy to recognise that the shared historical experiences of those years gave rise to very different narratives and memories.
As you know, the early part of the Twentieth Century was a difficult and violent time in our nation's history, encompassing as it did the Proclamation of the Republic in Easter 1916, the War of Independence and the Civil War in the early 1920s, events which were instrumental in the foundation of the State and defined its early history.
In that period, though they faced divided loyalties, the men of the RIC and the DMP, were nevertheless Irish policemen. They were drawn from all backgrounds and faiths of our island and were active in Irish society. Indeed, today An Garda Síochána and the PSNI play a challenge match for the MacCarthy Cup; named after RIC Detective Inspector Thomas St George McCarthy, one of the seven founders of the GAA.
The State Centenary Programme will continue to encourage reflection about the many identities, traditions and perspectives that are part of the overall Irish historical experience. In remembering this period, a broad focus will be adopted which acknowledges both the military activity as well as the many political, social and cultural dimensions interwoven with that conflict.
I trust that this has helped to outline the Minister’s and the Government’s approach to remembering our shared history.

Yours sincerely,
 
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