81 thoughts on “The Reprising

  1. The People's Hero

    Watched it all on d’telly…. I’m a bit disappointed by the coverage…. far too many cuts to aerial shots just as something interesting was coming along…. I suppose they were on the meter for the helicopter….

    Anyhow, it all looked great and though soldiers marching around with their guns is not really my thing, it seemed to go pretty flawlessly…. Save for the lad on his phone while our President was looking stoic and reverential…. He’d better have a good excuse!!!

  2. Funster Fionnanánn

    Who was this for?

    The families?

    The government?

    A neutral, bankrupt country, with homelessness, non functioning health system and infrastructure of a developing country. Plenty of money for guns and lovely spotless uniforms and military transport vehicles.

    I liked the Garda marching and all other emergency services but the army is just beyond me. I just see wasted money and British tradition.

    We are beyond this, or at least we should be by now.

    1. Barracuda

      Grow up.
      Who was this for? It was for us. Our country isn’t perfect, but what country is?
      The defence forces were born of the 1916 rising and it is only right that they play the central role in the commemoration.
      If, God forbid, it all ever did go to sh1t, these are the men and women that would put themselves in the firing line for YOU. They deserve your respect at the very least.

      1. Funster Fionnanánn

        A country of our size and resources does not need a full time armed force. And if you think we do you might be better off living in the UK.

        1. Clampers Outside!

          Yeah, we should expect international protection and never send peace keepers abroad.

          Fupp them. Fupp them all and damn them to hell. Butvwe’ll forget about that if we ever need assistance ourselves…. sure that’ll never happen, even more reason to say “fupp youz, we have it handy now, yiz can fuppin’ get over ih, roigh!”

          1. Funster Fionnanánn

            Grow up and use your logic. Actually think about it for a minute. And try not to be clouded by tradition or some family member paid to march around the curragh.

            We would be stronger as a demilitarized country. But don’t let facts and logic get in the way.

          2. Kieran NYC

            “don’t let facts and logic get in the way.”

            You clearly don’t.

            Go and play outside. You shouldn’t be spending your Easter holidays from school inside on a computer.

          3. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            Dear Mr. KFC,

            If you continue to imitate me I shall get my solicitors onto you.
            You don’t even do it properly.
            Too many words.

            Get back in your box.

  3. Casey

    Lovely great fab excellent. Is ‘latent and overt racist hostility towards the UK’ day over then?

    Is it ok to now keep exporting our economic migrants and our women in need of abortions to that country?

    Can the sky watching, UK premier football team t-shirt wearing members of our brethren now go back to casual racism?

    Will we actually turn out in the same numbers to demand social and political change in our country to prepare us for a world that is a global worlplace rather than Fr. Backwards little parochial backyard?

    Will we stop being distracted by the past so much that we realise how badly we are being shafted by our government, multinationals, domestic banks and “entrepreneurs”.

    Is that what will happen now?

    1. Dubh Linn

      A terrible truth is told….

      Unfortunately that is all we have as a country, our brand of nostalgic paddywhackery which neither teaches or instructs anything except the misty-eyed rendering of a few ‘Ra songs before the pub closes.

      It’s good for the government to keep our attention on it though as it distracts from the fact the self-serving greedy b@st@rdz who are running the country into the ground counting the days until their fat pension payout.

      Any multinationals out there in need of a block of flats to throw tenants out of?? Shure come in, we have plenty. We got rid of the British (partially) but we’re now wide open now to be royally economically reamed by any conglomerates that want a go. Why not hold on to my forelock as you drive it home sire?

      1. Same old same old

        Jaysus you lads have been on some bender

        Will yous get out to fupp out of the house and play with the other kids?

        1. Dubh Linn

          Fair enough, cos you, some randommer on the internet has said so, I will happily be distracted, entertained and consumed by fanfare for a past that never was and refrain from being critical about a worrying present I can see around me right now.

          Repeat after me: “Enactments are good. We are NOT being shafted by our government, multinationals, domestic banks and entrepreneurs who want to make a fast buck and run off leaving poor Joe Soaps to make up the shortfall with a £40k levy on their heads”

          1. Same old same old

            Good man yourself

            Can I suggest an Oirish Coffee Surr to go with your Latvian made Aran geansai?

    2. Stev

      “Can the sky watching, UK premier football team t-shirt wearing members of our brethren now go back to casual racism?”

      Well done. Cracking middle-class gobdaw prejudice there

      By the way, the lower classes (wjobyour diatribe is dorected against presumably) aren’t the ones who drive your economic migrants to the airport or force your women to go abroad for abortions. Try looking at your vested interests instead eh? Thick.

      1. Nice Anne (Dammit)

        So you’re grand with the mention of the overt hostility, small minded parochialness, governments selling us out and big money robbing us blind?

        Only the fact that the poster called out there is a certain type of cretin in this country that does not see any hypocrisy in yelling about the troubles England have caused us while.wearing a Man U shirt bought from Tesco. Must be a class issue, you are so right.

        The rest of your argument just decended into chip.on shoulder reverse snobbery ranting without any point to it.

        1. Stev

          Yeah, reverse snobbery is right through my poorly spelled reply.

          Calling out the original poster for a lazy stereotype and poor juxtaposition of that with the woes of the nation seems like a fairly reasonable thing to do.

          1. Dubh Linn

            @Stev –
            So you are fine with the politicians fupping us over?
            You are fine with conglomerates buying up our assets?
            You are fine that women in Ireland have so little body autonomy that they have to go to the UK with “our little problem”?
            You are fine with our own entrepreneurs robbing us with the help of the state?
            You are fine with the small mindedness of parish pump politics?
            You are fine that the rest of the world is moving to a global model for economies while we cannot even lay down a freaking internet cable without the sign-off from 7 different agencies?

            All that is good but someone mentions a skywatcher in a UK team’s jersey shouting up the ‘Ra and you say they are the problem and a snob??

            You, my son are one of the problems with this country. Take your head out of your bottom.

          2. NIce Anne {Dammit}

            I never even mentioned your spelling, genius.

            Reverse snobbery is where you hate someone because you perceive them to be rich, titled, powerful, *whatever* Like the reverse of snobbery where you look down on people because they are poor, powerless, ineffectual.

            Your argument still amounts to a monkey scratching its armpits.

  4. Garthicus

    I brought my 5 year old to it today, we stood on college green, nice atmosphere, the screens were well placed , the soldiers were impressive and my kid (as well as I) really enjoyed the fly over. There wasn’t an ounce of trouble that I saw despite the amount of people. Plenty of reverence from the crowd too. It was very well organised.

  5. The People's Hero

    Y’know, before one summarily dismissed the need for Ireland’s defense forces, ya kids gotta understand why they’re there in the first place and more importantly, their role today.

    For years, following the civil war their main purpose was to support the Gardai ensure we were internally secure – read the ‘Ra and the other lot. On top of that we’re an island nation so a few oul boats might come in handy. As the State evolved and our standing as an independent nation, we took our place alongside other nations to provide assistance and support when needed…

    But in a way this fella is kind of right. If we did have solid military intentions, we’d have a much, much bigger army.

    But we don’t.

    And on that. It might come as a surprise but every healthy man and woman between 18 and 55 is deemed fit for military service by the State should the need arise. That’s almost a million people by they way….

    1. Funster Fionnanánn

      We could have a coast guard. They could be armed. We could have planes connected with that. We could have a reserve force. But a country of our size and means should not have a full time armed force of our size.

      And it’s that simple.

      1. The People's Hero

        You’re a rather naive fella, it has to be said give how you’ve engaged here today….

        I’m not one for overt nationalism. In fact I view nationalism as one of the poisons to the advancement of humanity. But this little land of ours and the world we play in requires certain rules of engagement. As currently constituted, our defense forces are appropriate to our needs right now.

        1. Funster Fionnanánn

          We have a navy and the RNLI. Both very different and neither a coast guard. But thanks for playing.

          Scrap the navy and arm a few RNLI boats. Like the US coast guard, who are separate from their navy.

          1. Niallo

            Eh that would be the ROYAL national lifeboat service your talking about ? Best of luck with that.
            Btw the next time you get stuck on dollyer and the big orange and white bird comes to rescue you ? Thats irish coast guard rescue 116.
            Muppets de lorre yis.

    2. Dubh Linn

      very healthy man and woman between 18 and 55 is deemed fit for military service by the State should the need arise

      HA ha ha ha ha. have you seen the size of the arses on some of the population?

      40% of adults obese and the rest on pills for depression and anxiety. We are in no fit state to defend anything except the bakery and the chemist.

  6. Truth in the News

    The facy dress military parade was to commemorate what, the actual correct
    date is the April 24th. look at the place, brankrupt, people home less, no government, country partitioned, and the Army, they have no lineage back to 1916
    they were created by the Free State to put down those who fought on to a free a
    Nation and a create the Republic, 1916 is unfinished and those who think they
    are in power used the Army today to intimidate us all, in other words to tell they
    own the country, as those who fought and gave their lives in 1916 they don’t give a damm for them, in fact the forgotten heros are in some cases are buried in graves that haven’t a grave stone or marker to commemorate their saracfice.
    The words of Pearse still ring out, “Ireland Unfree will never be at Peace”

    1. Kieran NYC

      Lead the way, Oh Great One! I’ll be right behind you when you put your money where your huge nonsensical mouth is.

      PS, the State isn’t bankrupt anymore. As much as people like you who claim to love it, love running it down.

      1. Funster Fionnanánn

        About 40 grand of debt on the head of each man, woman and child, LIVING in the country.

        Fastest growing economy in the world too, you clown.

        1. Kieran NYC

          Oh, so on one hand you blame the government for everything.

          On the other hand, you seem to blame people like me for emigrating.

          Sounds like you blame everyone for your anger but you. If you had intellectual consistency, you’d be a danger to yourself.

          1. Funster Fionnanánn

            When the taxes I pay in this country pay for things I don’t like I can say so.

            When a full time armed force trumps a fully or even above average working infrastructure or health system I tend to voice an opinion.

            You are shouting from the sideline. And you also tend to attack everything but the actual point. It’s juvenile.

          2. St. John Smythe

            Your taxes aren’t directly paying for a service (with which you are dissatisfied), you are putting money into a general societal pool. Of course you can have your opnion, but if your arguments are impracticaL or illogical, or at odd with the vast majority also contributing to this pool, then there is a good chance you won’t be listened to.

            This isn’t a customer service hotline.

      2. Anne

        “I’ll be right behind you when you put your money where your huge nonsensical mouth is. ”

        Now now Kieran.. that doesn’t seem very nice

          1. Anne

            Ah that’s not nice either …. Oh it’s only a bit of teasing.. everyone else tis vitriol aint that right KFC

          2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            I think our dresses compliment each other.

            I wish I could think of something else ‘nice’ to say to you.

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

          Pay no attention to him Anne.

          That’s not even his real avatar.
          It’s just Ron Jeremy in a wig.

  7. some old queen

    Official military nonsense is just pageantry. An excuse for those who sit around with their thumb up ass while being paid silly money justify their existence.

    How far did the hotel/homeless march towards the GPO get?


    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      There was a ‘hotel/homeless march towards the GPO today?

      I don’t know whether to call the timing of that ‘ambitious’ or ‘foolish’.
      I think it’s a bit of both.

      Fair play to anyone involved.
      It’s something that’s close to my heart, a cause I support 100%.
      …but hi-jacking the Easter Parade was never going to happen, not this year.

      Did you see the amount of Gardaí on the streets of Dublin today?
      No protest march would be able to take 20 steps.

  8. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    All I know is that this stupid nonsense has cost me €75 in taxi-fares.
    Three €25 journeys that I would never have otherwise had to make.

    …And all because some people want to dress up as soldiers, and other people want to look at them.
    …but I’m the one who’s wrong?


    1. Tom

      Could you not get yourself a little scooter, like the Italians do.
      Oh wait, you have to be sober. Nevermind.

  9. Peter Dempsey

    Watched on television. Looked great and well organised.

    How did the lack of a Luas affect things?

  10. Niallo

    Seen a fair bit of it on the tellybox, spose its ok for a rememberance sunday rip off, didnt know the UN were around back in 16…
    Dimbleby on the beeb does the coverage better imho.
    Also, towed artillery pieces ? Really ? Spose they might come in handy if the Kaiser should attempt to invade… Really, unless your from north korea you would be underwhelmed by our red square/o’connell st antics.
    Who is this supposed to impress ? Are we softening up the next generation for a role in the european army ? So tge can expend the usefull part of their lives in a corner of sime foreign field before being tossed on the scrapheap.
    Btw that low hum you can hear is the sound of the rising leaders rotating in their graves as the homeless flood the city and the gap between the haves and have nots increases ever more as our new colonial masters get richer, and the sick pile up in the hospitals and the women are treated like untermensche and the old are abandoned and robbed of their pensions.
    Yeah nice work lads, nice work.
    What a kip…

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