Joe Duffy pushes for Connolly on RTE's continuing series.
Connolly was an irredeemabable socialist, seeking to turn Ireland into a Marxist republic. As we know he was executed after 1916. Had he not been, could he have challenged DeValera in shaping the country we have today? In particular, were we saved from the fate that befell the eastern bloc? As horrific as DeValera's Taliban republic was, was it the lesser of two evils?
Did we dodge a bullet because Connolly didn't?