November, 2020

Pardoning turkeys and parsing Joe

Two days ago Donald Trump was on TV, sharing the top spot with a turkey. The bird was a fine big creature, and as is customary,  Trump granted it a Thanksgiving pardon. Maybe he perfomed before cameras because he just loves seeing his mug on telly, or maybe because he wanted to prefigure the next […]

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Jam today, sticky wicket tomorrow?

It’s good to be ruled by people who can think logically, isn’t it? Boris Johnson probably learned to do that when he was attending Balliol College, Oxford. That is, when he wasn’t on one of his big nights out at the Bullingdon Club, where with David Cameron he periodically thrashed the restaurant. “The virus doesn’t […]

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The Noah Donohoe Scandal: A Cover-up or Mess-up? by Donal Lavery

“Often, that which is desirable is not obtainable and that which is obtainable is not desirable.” – Unknown “Journalism is what maintains democracy.” – Andrew Vachss  “The book they try to ban always becomes a bestseller.” – George Galloway  I recently turned 29 years old, but on Wednesday Noah Peter Donohoe would have turned 15 […]

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CROKE PARK PANIC” -HOW THE TIMES 23 NOVEMBER 1920 REPORTED THE CROKE PARK MASSACRE ON BLOODY SUNDAY by Donal Kennedy

 THE TIMES Monday 23 November 2020 reprinted their story which was fed them by the Black Propaganda in Dublin Castle one hundred years ago. The story was a lie from start to finish and was comprehensively refuted by Dail Eireann’s IRISH BULLETIN at the time. The IRISH BULLETIN was the official newspaper of the elected […]

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“CROKE PARK PANIC” -HOW THE TIMES 23 NOVEMBER 1920 REPORTED THE CROKE PARK MASSACRE ON BLOODY SUNDAY by Donal Kennedy

“  THE TIMES Monday 23 November 2020 reprinted their story which was fed them by the Black Propaganda in Dublin Castle one hundred years ago. The story was a lie from start to finish and was comprehensively refuted by Dail Eireann’s IRISH BULLETIN at the time. The IRISH BULLETIN was the official newspaper of the […]

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Murder at Croke Park Dublin by Fra Hughes

On the morning of Sunday 21 November 1920, Michael Collins a Republican leader in Dublin dispatched a cadre of Irish Republican Army volunteers to eliminate a British spy ring of intelligence operatives operating mainly from the south side of Dublin. This was during the Irish War of Independence which had begun in earnest the previous […]

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THOMAS RYAN – BLOODY SUNDAY TEAMMATE OF MICHAEL HOGAN AND WAR OF INDEPENDENCE HERO byManus O’Riordan (via Donal Kennedy)

www.independent.ie/news/2020-centenary-we-were-lined-up-against-a-wall-with-a-firing-party-in-front-of-us-a-tipperary-player-tells-of-the-horror-of-bloody-sunday-39766492.html I was delighted to see this feature by Clodagh Finn on Thomas Ryan, a War of Independence hero of true grit and courage. Ryan was also a most honourable man. In 2005 a memorial was unveiled in Burncourt, County Tipperary, to International Brigadier Kit Conway, killed in action at the Battle of Jarama in […]

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Miriam O’Callaghan: apologetic and open-minded

I was listening to Miriam O’Callaghan on the radio this morning and it was very interesting for more than one reason. The first point of interest was that Miriam started the programme by issuing an abject apology for her conduct when she had her photograph taken at a do for a departing RTÉ colleague. She […]

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IS THERE ANY DAILY PAPER YOU CAN TRUST? Part One by Donal Kennedy

The Belfast IRISH NEWS, read mainly by Catholics of Nationalist or Republican sympathies ,carries (November 19) a report of a Mass and  commemorations of unarmed spectators and one player of a football  match murdered by Crown Forces inDublin on 21 November 1920. It does not  describe that atrocity as murder. Nor does it report that […]

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