Author Jude Collins

“Do you condemn ——-? (Fill in the blank)

Why do we the media – and sometimes politicians – call on selected people to condemn certain events and certain groups? Because to do so is to encourage hypocrisy and lies. We used to have it here all the time. People who detested Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness and other leading Sinn Féin politicians would repeatedly […]

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‘The National Anthem’ by Joe McVeigh

Every nation has a national anthem –a song or tune that identifies the spirit of the Nation and captures something of the history and determination of a people to be free and united. Ireland’s national Anthem ‘Amhrán na bhFiann (the Song of the Fiann –the soldiers of destiny) was written in 1902 by Peadar Kearney, an […]

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‘Ireland: ethnic cleansing and racism by supremacist British colonialists’ by Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair

Today, as a deflection tactic, some British Unionists in the Northern Ireland colony statelet mockingly dismiss the native Irish nation’s litany of legitimate ‘ethnic cleansing’ grievances and absurdly claim ownership of this victimhood issue. Ethnic cleansing of the native Irish nation by foreign British occurred over a period of centuries, was extensive and brutal, and […]

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‘It is all about perception, Tom!’ by Brendan Morgan

I listened with interest to the lead topic on BBC Radio Ulster programme ‘Talkback’ on Friday afternoon. The programme was presented by Enda McClafferty standing in for William Crawley. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p053dy2w The guests were introduced as PR Consultant Tom Kelly, who we were told is also a former GAA Club Chairman. Next, former Sinn Feín Assembly […]

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