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It’s Robert Burns’ Day – Jan. 25: Scottish National Poet, Republican, Radical Democrat

The Guardian: Burns was a republican fan of French revolution, says expert “Scottish literature professor claims that revered poet engaged in dangerous talk” The Scotsman: ‘Today Robert Burns might have been in Barlinnie Prison writing his jail diaries’ The Telegraph: … Continue reading

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My Electric Vehicle motions pass at Municipal & County level

10th/December 2014: New Ross Municipal District meeting passed unanimously – That New Ross Municipal Council requests ESB Ecars to install: – a Fast Charge Point in one of the car parks in new Ross at the Dunbrody Ship; – a standard … Continue reading

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November 11: In Remembrance of all our Wild Geese

Generations of Irish have fled historical, social and economic tribulations at home by following the flight path of ‘The Wild Geese’ abroad. This has often been at great personal and family sacrifice, collectively showing great physical bravery, all-too-human vulnerability, and … Continue reading

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No: the EU/ECB/IMF/Troika did NOT “bail out Irish banks” nor “rescue” Ireland

… We rescued them. Just to clarify and back up my mention of this on Alan Corcoran’s show on South East Radio last week: Ireland has paid 42% of the total cost of the European banking crisis, at a cost … Continue reading

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UPDATE V: Official Statements: Gerry Adams responds to allegations in Spotlight programme

I was asked by Alan Corcoran on South East Radio this morning [Thurs 16/Oct] if we would respond with a statement on this subject (I was unaware of this information and subject at the time I went to the studio); … Continue reading

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UPDATE II: Little Clouds on the Horizon

43 Then he told his young servant, “Go and look toward the sea.” So he went and looked out to sea. “Nothing there,” he said. But Elijah told him to go back seven times. 44 On the seventh look, he … Continue reading

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Grand Theft Water

Some people have asked me about those “Irish Water” forms going out. Here’s what I think so far (an opinion – not infallible):

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2nd Annual Michael O’Hanrahan Lecture: “Cumann na mBán & Irish Republicanism”, 4pm Sat 4/Oct

By MEP Liadh Ní Riada. 4pm. Free music to follow, 5-7pm. More info to follow here and at (Liadh will also be opening my new office at 23 South Street at 3pm; please come along and meet us).

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Sinn Féin Office New Ross Opening: Saturday 4/October, 3pm

With Liadh Ní Riada MEP Ireland South. 23 South Street, New Ross. 051-432134 new constituency contact number. (Followed at 4pm by 2nd Annual Michael O’Hanrahan Lecture, by Liadh Ní Riada MEP: “Cumann na mBán and Irish Republicanism”; Followed at 5-7pm … Continue reading

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FYI: Islamic State in Iraq, Syria & Levant (“I.S.I.S.”/ISIL)

To further debate & discussion (does not mean endorsement): Pope Francis’ Lesson: The Abrahamic religions need a spiritual summit meeting, not dialogue-by-press-statements “… the pope’s statement – and subsequent misinterpretations – clearly show how urgently the leaders of the three … Continue reading

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