BBC Northern Ireland Political Reporter Stephen Walker is standing in for Mark Devenport
Traditionally Sinn Féin dominates the political headlines at Easter.
It is a moment to mark the events of 1916, discuss how life has changed across the island of Ireland and it is an opportunity for senior republicans to map out where they think politics needs to go.
For those tasked with drafting the Sinn Féin Easter message, it has become a tried and tested formula in speech writing.
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