” The people were tired of the RIC and their overbearing , strutting tyranny . The ‘Law’ and the ‘Force’ . Yes , and the Crowbar and the Battering Ram . The Torch and the Buckshot . The Bayonet and the Bullet and the Baton . These tools had been always associated with the ‘Law’ . The ‘Force’ was the eyes and the ears and the power behind the ‘Law’ . This is how my mother taught me the English alphabet :
A for the Army that covers the ground ,
B for the Buckshot we’re getting all round .
C for the Crowbar of cruel ill-fame ,
D for Davitt , a right glorious name…… ”
It is in memory of , and to pay respectable homage to , the men and women of that era and , indeed , the men and women of today and of each generation over more than the last eight centuries , that the Republican Movement has organised , in Dublin , an Easter Monday Commemoration (24 March 2008) : those wishing to attend should assemble outside the Garden Of Remembrance in Parnell Square at 2pm , for a Parade to the GPO.
(NOTE : Easter Saturday details here, Easter Sunday details here. )