AOSDANA, EDNA O’BRIEN, SUCK IT AND SAOI by Donal Kennedy

The late Brian O’Nolan, alias Flann O’Brien, alias Myles na gCopaleen, would probably translate “Aosdana” as Brazen Age but it is a body probably modelled on the  Acadamie Francaise  which lately conferred the description “SAOI” on Edna O’Brien, already honoured in Britain as a Dame of The British Empire. Myle na gCopaleen would probably translated […]

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Ah yes, Trump. We know him.

You could say that we were shocked at President Trump’s recent attack on four Democratic Congress women, where he urged them, if they didn’t like the state of the US, to go back to their own crime-infested countries. For a start, three of the four were born in the US and all four are bona […]

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LAPDOG BITES BULLDOG (49) by Perkin Warbeck

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA                                  Early in the Errigal Ciarán  week, the Tyrone GAA County Board was eerily pressurised by a blanket offence (enthusiastically taken both North and South of the Black Sow’s Dyke by outraged, upright Yunes who, in unison,  […]

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Irish congressional briefing by Fr Sean McManus

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFINGDistributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “Noted author and journalist Susan McKay is from a Unionist/Protestant background in Northern Ireland. When she speaks about Unionism and Orange-ism people should listen. Orange supremacy (established and institutionalized by the London government in 1920) is the very opposite of the hopes and dreams of the Good […]

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Pushing PC into theatre

I was in London over the weekend ( do I really  have to explain why?) and I found myself at the Harold Pinter Theatre watching Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. A musical. There was a time when I loved musicals – the Omagh pantomime  (pronounced ‘pantomine’) was an annual high-point, and I fell hopelessly in love with […]

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Corbyn the unspeakable

Has Jeremy Corbyn failed his party and his country?  Watching and listening to the critical shot and shell being directed his way,  you’d probably nod your head so vigorously it’d be  in danger of falling off. What is it about Corbyn that makes him, in the views of his critics, such a hopeless leader of […]

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Nostalgia for empire is implicit in British exceptionalism – Sean McManus

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFINGDistributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “This article gives a good background to understanding why England—yes, England, because Wales and Scotland can hardly be blamed— has shown no concern for what Brexit is doing to the 1920 British-imposed Border that partitions Ireland.”—Fr. Sean Mc Manus A Ronan McGreevy. Irish Times. Dublin.Tuesday, July 9, […]

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