President MIchael D Higgins’s praise of Fidel Castro has, quite naturally, disturbed Fine Gael’s spokesmen. Fine Gael led Irishmen to Spain to support the murderous mutineer General Francisco Franco. Fine Gael condemned the Fianna Fail Government for not supporting Fascist Italy’s murderous, racist aggression in Abyssinia. A typically ignorant Fine Gael spokesman justified the “Christian” aggression of Mussolini in the belief that the Abyssinians were “pagans.” The Abyssinians were and are Christian, and nowhere in the New Testament are Christians urged to murder their non-Christian neighbours. So the Fine Gaeler was ignorant on two counts.

Fidel Castro is accused of executing “hundreds, if not thousands” of prisoners. There is no attempt to ascertain how many, nor the time-frame, nor the context. He is also accused of driving thousands into exile. Again, no context.

Fine Gael’s origins are in an irregular regime – not appointed by Dail Eireann, which swept Dail Eireann and regularly constituted Republican Courts aside, waged war on its former comrades, executed many of them officially and unofficially, tortured many of them, held over ten thousand as prisoners  without trial, and drove many thousands of them as political refugees abroad.

Not once in 94 years have Cumann na nGaedheal or Fine Gael won a majority of Parliamentary Sheets nor the Presidency of Ireland. By its contempt for the Constitution it has induced one  distinguished President to resign. The last Presidential Election saw its candidate lose his deposit.

Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan says that President Higgins has a different political heritage to his own, Charlie is the son of the late Oliver Flanagan TD whose profile on Wikipedia confirms Charlie’s observation.




  1. paul November 29, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    “Propaganda from the pulpit and newspapers; helped O Duffy to recruit his Blueshirt crew”
    And the word came from Maynooth support the Nazi’s
    The men of cloth have failed us again
    when the bishops blessed the Blueshirts in Dub laoghaire
    as they sailed beneath the swaztika for Spain”

    Maybe this tells us why FG is such a proponent of revisionist history

  2. Seán McGouran November 29, 2016 at 11:13 pm #

    Is the above correct? The Nazis were neo-pagan, or straightforwardly atheistic.
    the first authoritative attack on Hitler’s regime was the Holy See in the encyclical Mit brennender Sorge. It was drawn-up in 1934, and issued in 1937, the time-lapse was due to the notion that the Jewish community in Germany was holding its own.
    1937 was the year of the ‘Nuremburg Decrees’ – the enactment of anti-Jewish and generally racist laws.
    The Western Democracies were allowing the Nazis to tear up the Versailles Treaty.

  3. Jack Britton November 30, 2016 at 1:58 am #

    Brilliant piece of journalism. Challenging and informative.

  4. Barry Richards December 9, 2016 at 2:07 am #

    Really Mr Kennedy as evidenced by this you know very little about the history of the Republic of Ireland in the 1920s and 1930s. Any article to be taken seriously requires balance.

    By the way you make no mention of the visit by prominent IRA men such as Frank Ryan to Germany to encourage a German invasion. The IRA was colluding with the NAZIS. Learn your history.

    Castro was a brutal Communist dictator who executed 15,000 people. Ask some of the Human Rights organisations if you dont believe me. He also persecuted the Catholic Church for a prolonged period of time.

    A little bit of advice: Broaden your outlook.