1916 Commemorations Fail To Honour Liam Neeson
THE Government have been heavily criticised for failing to honour Irish Easter Rising hero Liam Neeson as part of this past weekend’s 1916 commemoration events.
Opposition parties, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin took a rare moment out from trying to exploit the memories of the 1916 Rising for their own political gain to sign a joint statement condemning the omission of Liam Neeson for this year’s commemoration.
“Not only did Liam Neeson play an integral part in the 1916 Rising but he would later save thousand of Jews from the horrors of concentration camps and he also bravely rescued his kidnapped daughter from the hands of criminals over 74 times,” the moving statement reads.
“It is a disgrace, this man single-handedly took down the British, and yet this Home Rule loving Government has nothing to say about it,” explained Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, “Liam Neeson must be rolling in his grave”.
Gerry Adams was speaking with Fianns Fáil leader Micheál Martin at a joint press conference announcing their ‘Ruin the Rising’ initiative, which kicked off this weekend and is aimed at creating a toxic and a petty environment around the organisation of the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising next year. The initiative has been endorsed by all the major political parties.
“This is a true Irish patriot and hero we’re talking about here,” added Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin, “to think the Government has put on events marking the Rising and somehow airbrushed Neeson out of history is just unconscionable. This is a man who got the ride off Julia Roberts from Christ’s sake”.