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Monthly Archives: January, 2012

The Real World Value Of Ireland’s Indigenous Language And Culture

Numerous experts in the area of language tourism have pointed to the failure of the Irish state to promote and exploit Ireland’s indigenous language and culture to encourage would-be Irish … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

No 11% Has The Right To Fix The Boundary Of A Nation

According to the Irish Examiner the North’s deputy Joint First Minister, Martin McGuinness, has called for a northern referendum on the reunification of Ireland to take place sometime between 2016 and 2021, … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · 3 Comments

Less The Bomb And Bullet, More The Pound And Pence

Vote Independence, get the dole? That seems to be the message from the Scottish entrepreneur Michelle Mone who’s threatened to close her businesses in Scotland and move southward to England if … Continue reading

January 30, 2012

Latest Poll: 51% Favour Scottish Independence

According to a Sunday Express poll 51% of the voters in Scotland now support independence, the first time this percentage has been reached in a survey conducted on behalf of a national … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 3 Comments

Enda “My Oirish Brings All The Paddies To The Yard” Kenny Strikes Yet Again!

An Taoiseach na nOirish, Enda “Paddy Wants To Know” Kenny, strikes again. A man who personifies everything that is “Oirland”, a pathetic Anglo-American wannabe nation. So stick your Ireland, I’ll take Éire.

January 27, 2012

Let Us Never Forget – World Holocaust Memorial Day

Today is World Holocaust Memorial Day, and it would be wrong to let it pass without comment. Though human history has witnessed many atrocious events in its time few equal the industrialised mass murder … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · 8 Comments

Plaid Cymru On The Up

Plaid Cymru has reported a 23% increase in membership over the last four months as the party’s leadership contest has stirred up new interest in the future direction of the … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Cornwall Awakening

To my shame I’ve written relatively little about the nationalist movement in Cornwall, in some ways the almost forgotten nation of the modern Celtic world, but an article in the Guardian thankfully highlights some … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · 5 Comments

From Königsberg To Kaliningrad – The Mutable Nature Of European Borders

  A fascinating article from Der Spiegel on the visit of the veteran 81 year old German and Hollywood actor Armin Mueller-Stahl to the city of his birth in what was once … Continue reading

January 26, 2012

Scottish Troubles?

Two weeks ago I reported on calls by some politicians from the British (Unionist) minority in Ireland, notably former senior UUP leader John Taylor, for any future independent Scotland to be “partitioned” in order … Continue reading

January 25, 2012

Irish Rights Are Equals Rights – So Fight Back!

Over the last several months I have regularly highlighted the alarm felt by many in Ireland and beyond over the Fine Gael-Labour government’s attitudes to the Irish language and the Irish-speaking population of Ireland (and those … Continue reading

January 24, 2012

Native America, Native Ireland And The Culture Of Anti-Colonial Conflict

Interesting article by Native American activist Lawrence Sampson on Ireland, the United States and the culture of anti-colonial conflict – and the influences it leaves behind. “Most American Indians can tell … Continue reading

January 24, 2012

Who Remembers Sam Marshall? The Murder Of An Irish Citizen By A Foreign State

Mark McGregor examines some of the reaction to the release of veteran Irish Republican Colin Duffy following the so-called Masserene Barracks Trial in Belfast, not least amongst the online Commentariat of the British separatist minority in … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

A Second-Class Education For Second-Class Pupils

The recent announcements by the FG-Lab coalition government that is to “re-adjust” teacher-to-pupil numbers in classrooms acroos the country has drawn a groundswell of condemnation, not least in the Irish speaking communities where (surprise, surprise) the cuts are … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 6 Comments

Troika Bagman Gets A Grilling!

Veteran Irish journalist Vincent Brown takes on the Troika bagman, Klaus Masuch, at the EU-ECB-IMF Press Conference in Dublin with some questions the Frankfurt Eurocrat would clearly prefer not to answer … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 5 Comments

Kevin Myers On President Obama: Racially, A Half And Half Mulatto

As regular readers may have gathered I’ve long regarded Kevin Myers, the British-born journalist, as one of the chief proponents of the bizarre form of anti-Irish self-hatred that permeates much of the media establishment in … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · 10 Comments

When Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Nice article from Lindsey Catherine Cornum over at her Mixed Blood Messages blog, on some recent headline events: “Three videos premièred on the internet this past week, all horrible and shocking in their … Continue reading

January 19, 2012

Meanwhile In Ireland, Another Form Of Censorship…

The Irish Times carries a report on the protests by various Irish language organisations to the latest moves by the Fine Gael-Labour coalition government to starve even more resources to the Irish-speaking communities of Ireland. “A … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Stop Censorship! Protect Internet Freedoms!

Thank you to everyone who contacted me over the last 24 hours as An Sionnach Fionn joined the global internet “blackout” protest against the SOPA/PIPA legislation currently before the United States Congress, … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

Political Policing

Journalist and author Ed Moloney has an important piece on his blog looking at Sinn Féin’s seeming indifference to the Boston Tapes controversy, the PSNI-driven subpoena over the death of Jean McConville and the questionable work … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

British Hacks Turn “Black And Tan” For 2014!

Is it me or have we finally seen the dropping of the British Unionist mask to reveal the English Nationalism that hides behind it? Since British PM David Cameron and … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

Qualified Condemnations Of Attempted Murder Ring Hollow

A few days ago I reported on the attempted murder in East Belfast of an 18 year old Irish teenager, James Turley, by a frenzied mob led by known members of the … Continue reading

January 16, 2012

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