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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

11 May 1916

J Dillon Irish Nationalist MP

"The great bulk of the population were not favourable to the rebels, they got no popular support whatsoever. What is happening is that thousands of people in Dublin, who ten days ago were bitterly opposed to the whole of the Sinn Fein movement, and to the rebellion, are now becoming infuriated with the Government on account of the executions, and, as I am informed… that feeling is spreading throughout the country in an almost dangerous degree." J Dillon Irish Nationalist MP, 11 May 1916 speaking in the House of Commons.

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