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Putting The Éire In Ireland

For the last four or five years of An Sionnach Fionn I have been promoting the potential benefits of “language tourism” for Ireland’s economy. The indigenous culture of this island nation represents a largely untapped … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 16 Comments

Speak White

Canada’s National Post newspaper, a staunchly federalist (aka. “Unionist”) publication, carries a typically angry tirade by the writer and presenter Dan Delmar against laws in his home territory of Québec promoting … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

Ambivalent Language Masks Intolerance

In light of two recent posts, “The Acceptable Form Of Racism In Ireland” and “Sinn Féin’s Bluff And Bluster On Irish Rights”, and the subsequent contributions in the Comments (for which … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 39 Comments

Some Irish Are More Equal Than Others

Forgive the “Animal Farm” paraphrase in the title above but it seemed appropriate when contemplating some recent articles written on linguistic equality by Anglophone journalists in Ireland and Canada. The … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Partition Of Québec

The one thing that stands out when you examine the ideological underpinnings of British nationalism (or Unionism) and Canadian nationalism (or Federalism) is the commonalities they share when it comes … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 16 Comments

The Self-Determination Spring

Despite (or perhaps because of) all the controversy surrounding the proposals by the Parti Québécois to restrict the display of overtly religious symbols in public workplaces the formerly lacklustre PQ government … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’m Not A Racist But…

One of the more amusing spectator sports of recent months has been derived from watching the seething antipathy expressed by the anglophone and federalist media in Canada towards the governing … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Winds Of Change – Catalonia And Québec

The drive for autonomy seems to be in the air. We begin with news from the resurgent Iberian nation of Catalonia where the leaders of the main Nationalist parties have … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Québécois Secularism Rattles Canadian Unionism

The debate in Québec over Bill 60 or the proposed Charter of Values, secularist legislation being advocated by the ruling Parti Québécois (or PQ), is throwing up all sorts of … Continue reading

November 19, 2013

If It Is Good Enough For Canada

Justin Trudeau is probably the nearest thing Canadians have to some home-grown royalty of their own (as opposed to the Germano-English variety). The photogenic son of the influential former prime … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Is The PQ’s Secular Charter A Vote-Winner?

Following on from my post here about the controversy surrounding suggested new regulations in Québec promoting greater secularism in the public workplace this is a surprise. From The Star in … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Québec: Polls And Secularism

Mixed polling news from Québec where Pauline Marois’ ruling Parti Québécois has recorded a slight rise in popularity but is still well behind the opposition Liberal Party, a Canadian federalist … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Parti Québécois, Power For Power’s Sake?

Hard to disagree with this description of the Parti Québécois by Jean-Martin Aussant, former PQ politician and disillusioned ex-leader of the rival Option Nationale, in an interview from Canada’s National … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Catalonia, Scotland And Québec

Couple of articles looking at the faltering fortunes of the sovereignty movements in Scotland and Québec when compared to the dynamism readily observable in their Catalan equivalents. The first comes … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 8 Comments

Sinn Féin, The SDLP And The Québec Comparison

Several commentators, including myself, have recently speculated about the possibility of Sinn Féin and the SDLP maximising the regional Nationalist vote in the north-east of Ireland through the fielding of … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

Language Wars – Coming To A Sign Near You Soon

More new from the Pax Anglia, via the Dunfermline Press: “… councillor Dave Dempsey is proposing that road signs in Fife be in English-only. His motion, “Council agrees that there … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Journey of Nishiyuu – Indigenous Rights In Canada And Québec

Some more news on the continuing protests by the indigenous peoples of Canada as they seek to build on the momentum created by the Idle No More movement and the recent hunger strike by the Theresa Spence. From the Star: … Continue reading

March 9, 2013

The Rising Stars Of Québec Nationalism

Interesting article on the two rising stars of political nationalism in Québec both of which have begun to challenge the traditional dominance of the Parti Québécois (PQ) when it comes … Continue reading

March 5, 2013

Support For Hunger Striker Theresa Spence Grows

More news from Canada and beyond in relation to the hunger strike by Theresa Spence, leader of the Attawapiskat First Nation (one of the indigenous peoples of Canada), and the protests by Idle No More, the aboriginal rights’ movement. From the BBC: … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

The NDP – A Separatist In Federalist Clothing?

Interesting article in the Toronto Sun on the phenomenon of a party-within-a-party represented by the separatist inclinations of some Québec-based members of the ostensibly federalist New Democratic Party (NDP) in … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

PQ Electoral Victory In Québec Sparks Political Violence

A quick post to note the results of the election in Québec where the nationalist Parti Québécois (or PQ) under leader Pauline Marois has had a narrow victory over the incumbent Liberal … Continue reading

September 5, 2012

On The Hustings In Québec

A guest article for An Sionnach Fionn by Jean François Joubert on the National Assembly election campaign in Québec:  Pauline Marois, leader of the Parti Québécois (the PQ), has had a rough … Continue reading

August 28, 2012

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