From the archives: Lenin on 1916

V.I. Lenin


When Enda Kenny suggested that Michael Collins had brought Lenin to Ireland it was another of Enda’s ‘fantasy moments’ like the soldiers guarding the ATMs, but it is a matter of fact that Lenin took a keen interest in, and strongly supported, the Irish struggle against British imperialism as can be seen in this extract from his article ‘The Discussion on Self-Determination Summed Up’ written in July 1916, in which he gives his assessment of the 1916 Rising.

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