Rebellion RTE One

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Did anyone catch Rebellion yet on RTE one?

Im about to watch it tonight on RTE player but was wondering if anyone watched it yesterday to see how close it is to the truth?

Thinkinh it maybe some FG blueshirt British love in and apology.
 
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Its not showing the Irish in a very good light.
 

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Who actually made this show?

Because it showing the rebels as nothing more than thugs/terrorists who went around shooting unarmed Irish people.

The rebellion was founded by thugs who murdered their own.
 

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What a crock of shit, how many inaccuracies do they need?

Didn't realise Ireland was PC back in 1916!

Here is a far better documentary on the rising.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA2eSj3w3aU
 

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https://twitter.com/mssarahgreene/status/683805562044313602

Jurgen Klopp made the Rebellion?
 

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Quite enjoying the show, but it really is appearing that the rebels were the bad lot!

Was an unarmed policeman really shot dead at Dublin Castle during the Easter Rising?


[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]THE SECOND EPISODE of RTÉ’s Rebellion featured a tense scene in which an unarmed policeman was shot dead at the gates of Dublin Castle.[/font]


[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif][font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]Now, the TV show is a fictional portrayal[/font] of the events surrounding the rising, it’s not meant to be a historical thesis.[/font]

[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]But some have been asking about what’s true and what isn’t, so here’s what we know about that particular incident.[/font]

[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]Firstly, the policeman shot was indeed a real person and is in fact believed to be the first casualty of the uprising.[/font]

[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]According to Jim Herlihy’s 2001 book, [font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]The Dublin Metropolitan Police, A Short History,[/font]the constable was named James O’Brien and hailed from Kilfergus, Co. Limerick.[/font]

[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]The book says that O’Brien was born in 1868 and had 21 years of service with the  Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) when he was shot.[/font]

[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]The man who shot him is also known and was also the first rebel killed during the rising. He was Captain Seán Connolly of the Irish Citizen Army.[/font]

[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]According to the 2011 book,[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif] The Easter Rising [/font]by Michael Foy and Brian Barton, Connolly was only shortly beforehand promoted to the rank of Captain by James Connolly. He was given orders to lead the Citizen Army’s occupation of City Hall.[/font]

[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]The book states:[/font]
[font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif][font=Georgia, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif]After James Connolly shouted, ‘Good luck, Sean! We won’t meet again’, the column of thirty men set off along with a dozen women who had slipped in at the last mome[/font][/font]

http://www.thejournal.ie/rebellion-first-casualties-2541442-Jan2016/
 

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The show simply shows the rebels in a very bad light and suggests that the majority of the Irish didnt want a rebellion and were more than happy to continue being members of the UK.

It shames the rebels as murderers of Irish people.
 

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The King said:
The show simply shows the rebels in a very bad light and suggests that the majority of the Irish didnt want a rebellion and were more than happy to continue being members of the UK.

It shames the rebels as murderers of Irish people.

[font=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]This program was an outrage.. [/font]

[font=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]Not a mention of [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]FG[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif].. [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]FF[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif].. the Labour Party.. the Greens.. The [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]PD[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]'s... Renua.. PBP.. BPB.. DPD.. WXYZ.. [/font]

[font=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]Not a mention.. [/font]

[font=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]Except Shinners... Bloody Shinners everywhere.. [/font]

[font=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]And those poor Tommies throwing themselves over the tops of the trenches in Messine while them dirty basta*** Socialists were riding their wives back at home in Dublin.. and spending the Kings Shilling while they were at it.. [/font]

[font=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]Disgraceful program .. disgraceful[/font]
 

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Im just watching it for Entertainment value, if I want a true account of what happened ill just pop on Michael Collins and get some Julia Roberts!
 

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Was there a fear of a German invasion back then? Never heard about this before.
 
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I found it interesting. I don't like the way they have shown only Citizens Army people shooting civilians, let's hope they accurately portray 16000 troops marching into Dublin, and the subsequent mayhem, just in case anyone thinks the British Empire existed to look after injured bunnies.

It is true that a policeman was shot dead in Stephens Green. He died for his queen and country. And his widow got the pension.

I can't take your man the garda/actor seriously, he destroys it for me.
 
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