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Israel’s Journey From Jewish State To Pariah State

Are there any issues more divisive in “Western” political discourse than the existence, history and policies of the modern nation-state of Israel? Outside of the United States and a few other … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Irish Is Not Dying, Irish Is Being Killed

When the greater part of Ireland won its independence from the United Kingdom in the early 1920s the number of native Irish-speakers across the island, north and south, was close … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 29 Comments

Dylann Roof, The Last Rhodesian – Or Ulsterman

In the wake of the racially-motivated massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, by Dylann Roof, a self-proclaimed Far Right militant with a fondness for the former regimes of apartheid-era South Africa … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 8 Comments

Supporting The Kurds

Malcolm Harris in the New Republic focuses on the great anomaly of the conflict in Syria and Iraq: the United States’ continued designation of some Kurdish political movements as “terrorists” despite … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

JK Rowling, In Defence Of Greater England

Sometimes an individual should simply stick to doing what he or she does best. In the case of the British author J.K. Rowling her “best” is continuing her spectacularly successful career of … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 10 Comments

Catalan Nationalists Breaking Under The Pressure?

Despite the recent general election landslide for Nicola’s Sturgeon’s SNP in Scotland, independence remains an unlikely prospect in the near to medium future for the northern Gaelic nation, given last … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

The British Army’s “Tuzo Plan” Of 1972

Over on the Broken Elbow blog the veteran Irish journalist Ed Moloney has a detailed examination of the British Army’s so-called “Tuzo Plan“, named after its originator General Sir Harry Craufurd … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Don’t Hate The Gays, Hate The Mothers Who Made Them Gay

The recent decision by a majority of voters in Ireland to support the inclusion of marriage-equality in our constitution continues to echo around the world, particularly amongst dismayed Christian fundamentalists in the United States. The positive outcome in … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 6 Comments

Collusion Or The Secret History Of The British “Jihad” In Ireland

One might well regard it as forty years and several hundred deaths too late but RTÉ, Ireland’s public service broadcaster, seems to have finally recognised the need to investigate and report on the details … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 8 Comments

Irish Language Rights Are No Rights At All

Coincidental to the temporary silencing of a compliant Irish press by a billionaire businessman whose past dealings have become mired in controversy, the Irish Times reports on the Fine Gael-Labour coalition’s new rules … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 20 Comments

Substituting Numbers For Results In Iraq And Syria

From a report last week by Reuters, republished throughout the “Western” news media: “More than 10,000 Islamic State militants have been killed since an international coalition launched a campaign against … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

The National Flag Of Ireland Flies Over Stormont

The Green, White and Orange flies over the north-east’s regional assembly building at Stormont. We are living in the end days of the British colony in Ireland, whether others wish it or … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 13 Comments

He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

On Thursday the 28th of May the independent TD Catherine Murphy, a recent campaigner against fiscal impropriety and corruption in Irish society, made a contribution to Dáil Éireann questioning the business dealings of Denis O’Brien, the influential Ireland-born entrepreneur and … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Britain’s Army Of Serial Killers In Ireland 

In the late 1980s and early ‘90s British terrorist groups in the north-east of Ireland began to justify their attacks on the Irish nationalist population in the contested region – … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 13 Comments

Michael White, The Debonair Greater Englander

Michael White, the parliamentary correspondent of the nominally centre-left Guardian newspaper in the UK, has gained an unenviable reputation over the last decade as one of the more odiously patronising Greater … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Conspiracy To Impose Homo-Fascism On Ireland

Well away from public scrutiny, is this the nonsense the base of the “No” campaign is comforting itself with in the wake of its defeat in the recent referendum contest over marriage … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

LGBT Rights In Ireland Cannot Be Partitioned

  No doubt most of you are aware that the referendum proposing the addition of a gender-neutral description of marriage to Bunreacht na hÉireann was passed by the Irish electorate … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · 8 Comments

Fianna Fáil, A Party Without A Cause

My family has been dwelling in Dublin city and its environs since the mid-1800s, part of the mass rural exodus to Ireland’s towns and cities in the wake of An … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

If It Was Good Enough For Cú Chulainn And Fear Dia

 

May 22, 2015 · 8 Comments

Fathers And Mothers Matter, Respect And Understanding Not So Much

We are in the last week of the referendum campaign debating the addition of a new sub-section to Bunreacht na hÉireann defining marriage as a gender-neutral institution. In other words, … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bronze Age Desert Cults Dislike The 21st Century

Well here’s two doubly depressing reports relating to the upcoming constitutional referendum which – if successful – will see a clause added to Bunreacht na hÉireann permitting marriage between two … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 10 Comments

Did You Hear The One About The Irish Name Spelled With Chinese Letters?

If you and your family are native Irish-speakers and you live in an Irish-speaking region, it seems not unreasonable to expect that your children will be educated by an Irish-speaking teacher when they attend … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 12 Comments

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