In 1916 Centenary Year, shouldn’t we ask – Were “The Troubles” in the North of Ireland “a War”?

A recent article on the blog Slugger O’Toole titled Why the Irish can’t “get over” ‘The Troubles’ raises a number of great questions. It is also relevant to centenary year as a number of political commentators have claimed that Jubilee celebrations in 1966 acted as a catalyst to the conflict that started some three years later. Tenuous claims, rebutted below, but claims nonetheless.

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