January, 2021

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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THE CRISIS IN THE IRISH CATHOLIC CHURCH by Joe McVeigh

As Pope Francis discovered during his short visit to Ireland in August 2018, the Irish Catholic Church is in crisis. This is partly as a result of the Child abuse scandals, the cover-up by bishops, the Magdalene laundries, the Tuam babies scandal and the other shocking reports of abuse in Mother and Baby Homes around the country. […]

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TV review:The Tommy Tiernan Show (RTÉ)

This TV review first appeared in the Andersonstown News I’ve never felt drawn to Tommy Tiernan. Don’t ask me why – probably blind prejudice on my part. Or maybe his smart-arse manner. But THE TOMMY TIERNAN SHOW (RTÉ) has converted me. In a medium awash with same-old chat-shows, THE TOMMY TIERNAN SHOW is truly different. The setting is bare – just two chairs, […]

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FORMER BRITISH CHANCELLOR PROVIDES ADDITIONAL REASONS TO SIGN ONE IRELAND PETITION by Fr Sean McManus

FORMER BRITISH CHANCELLOR PROVIDES ADDITIONAL REASONS TO SIGN ONE IRELAND PETITION The nineteenth social-media video (6 minutes) by the Irish National Caucus on its One Ireland Petition and on England’s Partition of Ireland recruits the assistance of an unlikely source—a former Tory British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. VIDEO #.19. TO WATCH FR. MCMANUS’ VIDEO CLICK— […]

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British army come to our aid, in our battle take part

Here’s Health Minister Robin Swann: “The armed forces have provided invaluable support in this pandemic, including aeromedical evacuation, real-estate and ongoing logistical planning. Our hospitals are under immense pressure and an additional staffing complement will be very welcome on the front line. This is a health decision and I am confident it will be supported […]

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