Trinity College, Public Theatre
Introduced and chaired by John Bowman
The seismic impact which the events of Easter 1916, and their aftermath, had on politics in Ireland was reflected almost immediately in the earthquake election of 1918. The political and electoral legacy of the Rising endured much longer. It shaped those who led our politics for fifty years, it carved our party system into a form which endured for almost a century and it generated doctrines and myths which still form the centre-piece of much Irish political debate and campaigning even today.
Noel Whelan, psephologist and political commentator.
Professor Gary Murphy, School of Law and Government, DCU
Photograph courtesy of the Capuchin Archive