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Irish side
The April 24, 1916 - Easter Monday - from the steps of the General Post Office on O'Connell Street in Dublin, Patrick Pearse proclaimed the Republic of Ireland. It started the Easter Rising of 1916 .
POBLACHT NA h-EIREANN - THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC TO THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND
Irishmen and Irishwomen:
In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us,...
 “And what if excess of love - Bewildered them till they died? - I write it out in a verse - MacDonagh and MacBride - And Connolly and Pearse - Now and in time to be - Wherever green is worn, - Are changed, changed utterly: - A terrible beauty is born"
(W. B. Yeats, “Easter 1916”)

 
-450 Dead: 132 soldiers, 63 rebels, 254 civilians; more than 500 injured, 16 executed -
These simple and terrible figures summarise the 1916 Dublin uprising, but the Easter Rising...
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