NAILING DISINFORMATION – by Donal Kennedy

Activists for political and social democracy in Ireland under British rule have always done so at the peril of their lives. Think Derry in October 1968 and January 1972 or any part of the freak six-county statelet. Persons feeding the satraps of the British State or the lesser statelet with information putting pro-democracy activists and […]

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Cats and Doges – by Perkin Warbeck

                                      Snaps 1-5: DPic 1igital Camera Pic 2 Pic 3 Pic 4 Pic 5 In Malta cats not only enjoy the morning, but also noon and night as well. And as  Snaps 1,2 and 3 are self-explanatory one will devote  a […]

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Hubert Lane and the paragons of virtue – by Donal Kennedy

This article first appeared in the Irish Democrat THOSE WHO have enjoyed Richmal Crompton’s ‘William’ stories – (and who, having read them, did not?) may recall Hubert Lane. For those unfamiliar with the stories, William was a Huckleberry Finn translated to commuter belt Kent, an eleven-yea-old scapegrace and leader of a gang rejoicing in the name of The Outlaws. If they had […]

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INTELLIGENCE AND THE IRISH TIMES

The  IRISH TIMES has scant respect for Irish law or the intelligence of its readers. Witness “The Irish Times View on Dessie O’Malley” 22 July A jury of free citizens acquitted Charles Haughey, Captain Kelly and others of conspiracy to import arms illegally.Garret Fitzgerald had to pay substantial damages to Captain Kelly for repeating the […]

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Dessie O’Malley: who he was and what he did

 I never met Dessie O’Malley, who died yesterday. When we were on a family holiday in Connemara, I once glimpsed him in a hotel, talking animatedly and cheerfully to a group of admirers. You didn’t need a potted biography to know that this was a man who had known political power.  I did know his […]

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A TALE OF TWO NEIGHBOURS

NEIGHBOUR 1:  I’ve decided about going to work. We’ve talked it over in our house and we’ve decided it’ll be better if I stop the car-share thing with you and take my own car. NEIGHBOUR 2: Well I’m sure myself and the others will be sorry to hear that. There’s nothing we can say that’d […]

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