• Irish Volunteers Commissioned (1939)
  • DE VALERA RETIRES
  • Sean Mc Bride by Mary Mac Bride Walsh
  • Barney Mellows Passes Aka The Passing Of Barney Mellows Dublin Issue (1942)
  • Micheal Collins
  • EAMON DE VALERA – SOUND – B/W & COLOUR
  • To Lighten Their Darkness (1966)
  • EAMON DE VALERA’S SON MARRIED – NO SOUND
  • Seán MacBride
  • My Friend Irma: Trip to Coney Island / Rhinelander Charity Ball / Thanksgiving Dinner
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At the time of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, the New Statesman had been running for three years under the editorship of Clifford Sharp. The magazine was founded by Sidney and Beatrice Webb, and supported by George Bernard Shaw – whose piece on the “neglected morals” of the Rising is included here – and other prominent Fabians. Its strident 1914 anti-war supplement caused an international sensation.

When it came to the Irish insurgency, however, the Statesman took a more tentative line. The leader which followed the rebellion, for instance, was careful to give a nuanced take on the weekend’s events, positioning the rebels’ actions in a wider political context while remaining cynical as to both their motivations and (limited) achievements. Even after the leaders of the rebellion began to be executed, the New Statesman still maintained a sceptical and plural approach, publishing a piece which argued both non-violent and paramilitary agents for Irish nationalism had acted “according to their lights”.

With its long commitment to covering literary and cultural events with the same seriousness as politics, the archives of the New Statesman also provide insight into the complicated relationship between the two spheres in early twentieth-century Ireland. The pieces contained in this anthology include not only opinions on the Rising itself, but wider thoughts on the literature of the revolutionaries and the Irish press.

We hope you enjoy this selection of pieces from the archive as we mark the centenary of the Easter Rising.

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  • Language: English
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Customer Reviews

An interesting collection

4 people found this helpful.
 on 30 March 2016
By Simon Alvey
An interesting collection of pieces of reportage and opinion that gives a good sense of how the Rising was viewed at the time, with pieces from before and after 1916 that place it in its political and cultural context.These include pieces by Bernard Shaw, and Yeats’s famous poem Easter 1916 that was first published in the New Statesman. All in all an interesting insight into how a key event of 20th Century was viewed.
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