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A Commemoration For All Our #WildGeese – in New Ross

By coincidence, New Ross Municipal council met on November 11: Veterans Day in the US (for Veterans of Foreign Wars rather than the War of Independence and Civil War), and Remembrance Day in Britain, and I was reminded of our … Continue reading

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Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité – Assabiyyah: Vive La République. #ParisAttacks

The great medieval Arab philosopher, Ibn Khaldun, in his world classic of intellectual literature (The Muqqadimah – a sort of philosophical investigation of world history), wrote of a powerful social force called Assabiyyah – what we might call: Solidarity. He … Continue reading

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Greece is the word (but the bad tune is the Euro)

Some astute extracts of recent commentary and analysis: Who’s next for Berlin’s financial blitzkrieg? Finnian Cunningham, In 2010, Greece’s total debt was €110 billion, or about 130 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP). In 2014, fuelled by reckless … Continue reading

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Economic update – Gerry Adam’s was correct in 2011 hard-line stance to the IMF with the aim of getting a better deal

Gerry Adam’s hard-line stance to the IMF can be justified in the context of the terrible deal which Ireland received on it’s debt. A government that was spooked and stampeded by the small-time bullies of the Irish banks was never … Continue reading

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Meet @WexfordSF GE candidate @JohnyMythenSF, Bannow-Rathangan (Killag) Show: read @SinnFeinIreland rural/agri policies

Here are some Sinn Féin policies and statements – the real ones, not the ones our opponents accuse us of -on Agriculture & Rural Ireland: Rebuilding Rural Ireland: Rural Ireland has long suffered from a lack of support and investment. Sinn … Continue reading

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Easter Monday Commemoration 2015 at Enniscorthy

Originally posted on visitwexford:
Enniscorthy Municipal District in conjunction with Wexford County Council invites you to attend the 99th anniversary of the 1916 Rising in Enniscorthy. The annual Easter Monday commemoration which has been held in Enniscorthy for almost the…

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@WexfordSF #EasterRising Commemorations 2015


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#ThatsMyDad – Emmett O’Connell inducted into Irish America Hall of Fame

I normally keep my private family life and public life (e.g. this blog) separate. I’m going to break with convention because of something exceptional. My father, Emmett O’Connell, is today being inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame.  Congratulations … Continue reading

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New Ross Municipal District monthly report: Planning

Conservation & Built Heritage St. Dubhans Church, Hook A Consultant Conservation Engineer and Archaeologist has been appointed to carry out a conservation plan for St. Dubhan’s Church. The conservation plan will include some resto- ration works to the bellecote, windows … Continue reading

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Wexford County Monthly Report: Fire

 Extracted with thanks, from Municipal meeting reports

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