July, 2016

‘Jeremy Corbyn: The People’s own MP’ by Donal Lavery

    The challenge to Corbyn’s leadership is about more than a few disgruntled MP’s, it is a battle between two diametrically opposed forces over the structure of society and the rights/place of every citizen therein. To opine a lyric, it is ‘truth and love against the force of evil’. Make no mistake about it […]

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Guess what makes Liz O’Donnell gasp?

Liz O’Donnell, who you may (or may not) remember was a Progressive Democrat TD, has been gasping. Her reason for this shortness of breath? Enda Kenny. “What makes me gasp is the timing of the Taoiseach’s musings about a border poll on Irish unity as part of the Brexit discussions”. There are other things Liz […]

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‘ THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE: Howth,Sutton and Baldoyle play their part. by Philip O’Connor. 1916 Commemoration Committee Howth Sutton Baldoyle’ by Donal Kennedy

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rde_40Ah5M I lived the first 23 years of my life on Howth Summit and environs and although I always had an interest in history and haunted the local Library I knew almost nothing of the local cultural, social, athletic, economic, trade union and political movements in the area which culminated in the establishment of a […]

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Getting an Irish passport: a question of identity?

How significant has been the surge in application, post-BREXIT, for Irish passports? It’s difficult to get exact figures but there’s general agreement that application centres have run out of application forms and that people who would never have thought of applying for an Irish passport are now doing just that. And it’s not just for […]

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SENSE OF HUMOR by Donal Kennedy

There’s a story of that name by Damon Runyon about a guy with a penchant for practical jokes that appealed only to him, and there was some doll involved in it and it had a cruel end.I was still in shock over that Doll in Downing Street, the Prim and Proper Vicar’s Daughter, appointing Boris […]

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Will there be a border poll? Ask James.

There’s been much talk in recent days about a border poll and Irish reunification. It’s been brought on by BREXIT, with the north of Ireland, like Scotland, emphatically asking to remain in the EU, while England and Wales voted to exit. This has raised the question of whether we need a ‘hard’ border between the […]

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Enda and Micheál and the border

The recent comments by various people on a possible border poll has excited widespread media attention. So who said what? Micheál Martin  (FF) thinks the remain vote in the north “may show people the need to rethink current arrangements…However, at this moment the only evidence we have is that the majority of people in Northern […]

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