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Yes To Equality

There are many fair and progressive reasons to vote yes in the expected referendum on marriage equality later this year and I agree with most of them. However there is … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ireland’s Supreme Court, Rights Of Irish-Speaking Citizens Are Conditional

Several writers and activists have protested recently at my characterization of Irish-speakers in Ireland as second-class citizens with second-class rights. They say it goes too far and misrepresents the true … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

How Can The Irish State Ignore The Wishes Of 41% Of Its Citizens?

An article in the Irish Times by Seán Tadgh Ó Gairbhí examining the reaction of people in Ireland to the texting in the Irish language by the Canadian astronaut Chris … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Where’s The Irish At The Irish Constitutional Convention?

As I have noted many times before there is a certain desire in the body politic (and its media acolytes) to reduce even further the legal status of the Irish-speaking citizens and … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

What About Our Irish Rights?

The much heralded Constitutional Convention is finally on the horizon after many a false dawn. According to the Irish Times: “The Taoiseach and the Tánaiste are to brief Opposition leaders Micheál … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

From Irish Ireland To English Ireland

There’s been something of a surprise result from Latvia where a national referendum has rejected moves to make Russian the second official language of the small Baltic nation along with … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · 4 Comments

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