The Féile and unionism

The Féile An Phobail which we’ve recently enjoyed has many benefits, but outstanding among these must be that it encourages us to think. Most of us, of course, can think without being plugged into a Féile; but our thinking can fall into a pattern and even a rut, and getting heaved out of that rut […]

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‘The British Proposals re Brexit’ by Joe McVeigh

  The decision of the British government to hold a referendum in 2016 re their membership of the EU was taken without regard for the implications for the peace process in Ireland and the sensitivity about the issue of the border which was imposed on Ireland in 1920. Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, people […]

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SATURDAY PICS OF THE WEEK

PICS 1- 4 are  by Perkin Warbeck   pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3   Pic 4   “A MALTASTY MOUTHFUL Pic 4:   ‘This traditional Maltese house was built in the turn of the 19th Centre. Constructed in Maltese lime stone, it holds a number of Maltese stone handcraft, such as traditional apertures, iron works […]

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Add a tutu petition…

Further to my blog earlier today on Trump and Confederate statues in the US, the artist Rita Duffy has suggested ‘artistic intervention’ rather than destruction, and has given the example of Carson’s statue at Stormont having a Degas’s ‘Little Dancer’ style tutu added for a few weeks. If you think this is a good idea, […]

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‘Nothing Matters, Mary, When You’re Free’ by Joe McVeigh

This line from the ever popular The Fields of Athenry, sums up why Irish republicans are always preoccupied with achieving freedom – not just for Ireland but for Palestine and for other oppressed people around the world. Indeed, the Irish struggle for freedom, in the early 1900s, inspired many other people in Indiaand elsewhere to struggle for […]

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UNIFORM by Tom Cooper

I note that Senator Gerard Craughwell is to seek a nomination to contest the next presidential election should current incumbent Michael D Higgins stand unopposed for a second term of office. In a statement issued from the Seanad Senator Craughwell said democracy demands that all presidents should be elected.  Article 12. 5 of Bunreacht na […]

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