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For July 12th Confederate, Nazi And British Terrorist Flags Fly In Ireland

So in the run-up to the annual July 12th “celebrations” in the north-east of Ireland some extreme elements of the British unionist minority have raised Nazi and Confederate flags to … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Blog Awards Ireland 2015

I’ve received several messages from attentive readers in relation to the Blog Awards Ireland 2015, which are now open for nominations, asking whether An Sionnach Fionn will be participating in … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Confederate Flaggers And Unionist Fleggers

The similarities between the extreme fringe of the British unionist minority in the north-eastern part of Ireland and the extreme fringe of the neo-confederate minority in the southern part of the … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 13 Comments

It Pays To Be Adam But Rarely Eve

To be a woman in a world where some men have cast aside the necessary bonds of civilization is a dreadful fate indeed. Yet that is the lot allocated to tens of millions of … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

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 · 39 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 · 9 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

Uaigh Éadaoine, Éadaoin’s Grave, Hill Of Howth

Ceann Bhinn Éadair or Howth Head is the suburbanised peninsula overlooking the northern half of Dublin Bay, a headland that is geographically dominated by three tall peaks, Binn Éadair or the “Summit of Éadar” (anglicised as the … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

The Battle of Pettigo and Belleek, May To June 1922

The Battle of Pettigo and Belleek in the summer of 1922 was the largest military confrontation between the Irish Republican Army and the British Occupation Forces in Ireland since the … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

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

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

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

Weapons Of The Irish Revolution

I thought these military-related articles would interest quite a few ASF readers (those of you who haven’t discovered the pieces for yourself, of course). First up is the always excellent … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

No, Ireland Did Not Inspire Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings

I love Ireland. I love the Lord of the Rings and most of the other associated works in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth canon. However just because I admire both it does not … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 4 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

The Super Scary, Quite Contrary Equal-Marriage Referendum In Ireland

Buzzfeed, the popular American click-bait site which has recently acquired a serious case of the journalistic respectables, has a fairly lengthy article on the upcoming referendum in Ireland which proposes adding a clause to … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

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