Bog-Standard Houses And The Neo-Ascendancy

An Irish family forced from their home by the Royal Irish Constabulary or RIC as their land is seized by a British colonial landlord during the Land War, Ireland, 1879
An Irish family forced from their home by the Royal Irish Constabulary or RIC as their land is seized by a British colonial landlord during the Land War, Ireland, 1879

Fitzjames Horse casts a cold eye over the so-called New Land League and it’s risible championing of the property-rights of millionaire business people, bankers, accountants, lawyers and doctors; rights which seem to exceed those of Seán and Síle Citizen. In particular he focuses on the controversial stand-off surrounding the palatial residence known as Gorse Hill, situated on the Vico Road in the salubrious Dublin coastal suburb of Killiney: aka “Little Britain“. It is a long way from the thirty-year Cogadh na Talún or Land War to this

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2 comments

  1. I share your disdain of the modern appropriation of what Michael Davitt and the Land League did to break up the feudal system in ireland.
    A while ago i blogged on attempts to stop property auctions and mentioned the various groups that were helping people hold on to their homes.

    https://eurofree3.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/evictions-are-back-stay-in-your-home/

    I know the auction blockers morphed into the new land league (busy helping householders in Killiney, one of the most expensve suburbs in Dublin) but is there any further news about how the others are doing? Are they managing to resist evictions? Are they negotiating any alternative for the ordinary peple of ireland? can anyone provide an update?

    1. They are f****ed just like the folks in the picture. An alternative for the ordinary people? How daft!

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