What if Collins had lived?


A chapter in “The Assassination of Michael Collins: What Happened at Béal na mBláth?” examines an alternate future that we missed.

As a major election looms, people in Ireland confront the possibilities, ideals, disillusionment and hopes, inspired by the national situation.

Election season can also be a volatile time; as we have recently seen demonstrated, throughout the world. It seems some will do anything to try to sway the outcome.

Is this a good time to compare Michael Collins with our leaders today? How have they handled Ireland’s problems, and potential? What would Michael have done?

An excerpt from the chapter “What if Collins had lived?”:

Consider what Ireland might have been, if Collins had survived as did many of his contemporaries. If he, a younger man, more vigorous and fit, had remained as active and prominent in public life, as long as DeValera did? Consider if it had been Collins who presided over numerous governments, reigned as Taoiseach and/or President, continually from 1922 through the 1970s.


“The Assassination of Michael Collins:
What Happened At Béal na mBláth?”
by S M Sigerson

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