The empty trenches of Ireland’s public memory

The empty trenches of Ireland’s public memory
Our shifting views towards World War I 
show how fickle we can be, writes David Quinn   It is now commonplace for Irish pupils to learn the famous poem by World War I poet, Wilfred Owen, ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’. Owen was killed on the Western Front in 1917. Owen’s poem mocks the idea that…
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