January, 2021

CELEBRATING THE SECTARIAN UNIONIST STATE by Joe McVeigh

 “It’s a Protestant parliament for a Protestant people”, so declared James Craig/Lord Craigavon in April 1934. As far as Craig and the Unionist party and the Orange order was concerned political Protestantism ruled in the six county statelet. Others, especially those of the large Catholic denomination, were considered ‘enemies of the state’ and were treated as such. […]

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TRIPE AND TREASON: Fifty years of obfuscation over at last? by Donal Kennedy

 Between 1916 and 1922 democratic Ireland, though almost totally unarmed, won a brilliant victory. All wars involve propaganda, which, properly understood, means the publication of messages. The word has come  to be understood as lying. Within weeks of arranging the execution of the leading Insurgents of Easter Week, Britain’s General Maxwell said they had achieved more […]

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CHURCHES AND STATES – PLURAL – GUILTY OF INHUMANITY -BEFORE AND AFTER 1921 by Donal Kennedy

Workhouses and the enforced breaking up of families by the state, “reformatories” and Industrial Schools long pre-dated  Britain’s partial withdrawal from Ireland. Father Joe MacVeigh, whose blogs I admire, seems to have taken his cue from Fintan O’Toole and  The Irish Times, from Eoghan Harris and the Sunday Independent, Colm Toibin and The Sunday Times, […]

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The British Covid 19 new variant strain is 30% more deadly and 70% more transmissible. It cannot really get much worse, can it? by Fra Hughes

The Covid 19, British-variant strain is causing havoc among the population, damage to the economy and distress to the rest of the world. It is believed this new mutation, which developed in the British Isles, may be up to 30% more dangerous when it comes to survival rates and up to 70% more transmissible. A […]

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