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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 15, 2006 15:12 by Muireann Ni Bhrolchain
Anyone who can, would they carry a SAVE TARA banner at their Patrick's Day parade or whatever event is being held in their town or city? Here or abroad?
Two Latin biographies of Patrick appear in the seventh century and
it is no accident that his major confrontation with druidry and
paganism happens at Tara the main pre-Christian site in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
Identity, Language and the Recent Riots in Dublin read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday February 27, 2006 22:52 by Kev 1 image
Video of Prof. Norman G. Finkelstein speaking at the Dublin book launch of ’Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History’ - The Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square, Dublin, Ireland (27th Novemeber 2005).
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national / history and heritage / news report Friday February 24, 2006 11:58 by don't forget 8 comments (last - monday february 27, 2006 13:53) 1 image
The news that the minority irish republican armed force party, "RSF" intend to manipulate the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 1974 by laying a wreath to co-incide with the mildly controversial Orange Order march in Dublin later this year, ought present us with an opportunity to revisit the events of May 17th, 1974 and the other "Dublin bombings".
It is simply offensive that a party which refuses to engage in constitutional politics either side of the border in Ireland, seek to promote their agenda by associating their protest against Orangeism with the suffering of victims of terror. Two "wrongs" may never make a right. A quick recap of what occured in Dublin Ireland between 1/12/72 and 17/5/1974 read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / feature Friday February 24, 2006 09:46 by Pat Muldowney 60 comments (last - monday february 15, 2010 18:06) 8 images 3 video files
Eoghan Contradictions Harris Plays Both An Orange Protestant Card And A Green Catholic Card: A Story In Four Parts
Extract From Story By Pat Muldowney: "In the Sunday Independent Eoghan Harris played both an Orange Protestant card and a Green Catholic Card in an effort to explain away this historical context, in dealing with one of the last acts of the War of Independence. In so doing he sought to arouse sectarian feeling where there is little if any. It was the Republican side that overtly rejected an association of religion and nationality. The empirical evidence thus far uncovered supports this contention. In their courageous determination to keep politics separate from religion, and to sweep away centuries-old divisions, Republicans of the Protestant faith broke with the historical identification of their community, while Catholic Republicans defied the ultimate sanction of excommunication from their church. But in playing with sectarian fire, Eoghan Harris risks undoing 80 intervening years that have tended towards harmony and reconciliation." An account of apparently sectarian murders by the IRA in Co. Offaly in 1921 was publicised by Eoghan Harris in the Sunday Independent in October 2005. The allegation of the sectarian murder of the apparently unassuming Protestant Pearson family of Coolacrease was made by William Stanley of Carlow in his "I met Murder on the Way - The Story of the Pearsons of Coolacrease" (2005). This account of events that took place during the Irish War of Independence was then promoted by Eoghan Harris and by the Sunday Independent.
In the course of his analysis Eoghan Harris criticised Protestants in the South for not supporting his analysis and that of the Reform Group: "a group which wants to dig up the buried British and Protestant parts of Irish identity", according to Harris.
This article gives readers the other side of the story, the side ignored by Harris and the Reform Group, and by the Sunday Independent.
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The area in and around the Liberties and Portobello was the site of several rebel outposts during the 1916 insurrection and saw some of the fiercest fighting. The main rebel force under Ceannt was based in the South Dublin Union (now roughly St James Hospital) but there were also outposts in the Mendicity Institute (Ushers quay), Jamesons distillary (Marrowbone lane), Watkins brewery (Ardee st) and Jacobs biscuit factory. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Sunday February 05, 2006 15:21 by torch bearer 4 comments (last - monday february 06, 2006 22:22)
on the 2nd of February 1972, a group of between 20,000 and 30,000 angry people burnt the embassy of Her Britannic Majesty of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland.
The building used stand on Merrion Square opposite Leinster House. They had laid seige to the Diplomatic mission since January 31st 1972, and threw petrol bombs and stones.
In those days, the Gardaí had neither water cannon nor blunt trauma protection kevlar wear. And they were well worked.
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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 31, 2006 20:56 by Seán Ryan 17 comments (last - thursday march 09, 2006 00:52)
Another swipe at the myth of our 'functional' society.
This time the focus is the Church. Whilst they are not the power in this country that they used to be, it would be unwise to discount them. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / news report Friday January 20, 2006 15:09 by the ipsiphi 2 comments (last - sunday february 05, 2006 16:16)
After over 60 years since their theft, or 30 years since the death of the thief, or a little over a year since the court order to return them, 500 boxes of Spanish Civil War archives were transferred under armed guard in the last 24 hours from Salamanca via Madrid en route to Barcelona.
An incident which did not occur without a near treasonous attempt to impede the lawful commands of the Spanish state by local authorities in Salamanca, Castille and Leon. The polemic and division in current Spanish society which focuses on the democratic wishes of the Catalans and their proposed "estatut"is part and parcel of what occured in Salamanca.
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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday January 14, 2006 20:31 by c murray 10 comments (last - monday january 16, 2006 15:13)
The case taken by Vincent Salafia to
judicially review the decision to grant
38 licences to excavate along the M3
Kells to Clonee is being examined at the
High Court. It will resume at eleven am
on Tuesday the seventeenth of january. read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 27, 2005 15:58 by W 16 comments (last - friday april 06, 2007 14:46) 21 images
It looks like the end of days for Baldoyles graffiti "wall of fame", a quiet out of the way spot where young people could practice their art without worrying about the pigs or creating a public eyesore. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday December 17, 2005 15:28 by Rt. Hon. Dr. O as if 12 comments (last - saturday may 26, 2007 11:50) 3 images
Christmas will soon be upon us, the batteries will wear out, conversation will stimie, the turkey will curl and your spirits with it. Thus no more timely ocassion to remind everyone of the great and noble tradition of Irish Parlour Games.
There are many which will brighten your yuletide, and i've thoughtfully made a small selection which will challenge all ages and levels of intelligence.
There's surely an irish Parlour Game to suit you and yours on this little "human interest" list.
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national / history and heritage / press release Wednesday December 07, 2005 00:19 by Muireann Ni Bhrolchain 1 comment (last - wednesday december 07, 2005 18:15)
All those involved in the campaign to save Tara are disturbed by the information on Brian Duffy, Chief State Archaeologist, as revealed by Frank McDonald (Irish Times, 5th December, 2005). Disturbed but not particularly surprised. Once again the credentials of a government advisor are questioned and questionable.
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dublin / history and heritage / news report Monday December 05, 2005 22:50 by 16 Moore Street Saved! 3 comments (last - monday december 11, 2006 23:31) 1 image
Victory for 16 Moore St. Campaign
It has just been reported today that the final H.Q of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising is to be saved.
News comes following world wide pressure from across Ireland and throughout the world by the relatives of those involved in the actual rising and amongst a host of Communist, Socialist, Republican and Trade Unionist groupings. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / feature Sunday December 04, 2005 01:04 by Barry 44 comments (last - sunday july 18, 2010 22:02) 1 image
I was going out with a girl from near Dolphins barn when josie dwyer was killed . I used to pass him quite frequently , he was always on the grass outside the flats or hanging around the railings on the bridge . A pathetic sight he couldnt have weighed more than 7 or 8 stone .
Before he was killed if you walked through Fatima chances are youd be approached maybe a couple of times and asked if you were looking gear . And it only takes a minute to walk through it . One guy even employed the Moore street selling technique of yelling " come get yer luvverly gear" while riding round on a mountain bike . The drugs thing was just out of control . The bird I went with attended many anti drug vigils and marches and even favoured shooting the bigger dealers dead . Last I heard of her years ago she was addicted to smoking the stuff herself - just gave up . Beautiful girl too , an awful waste .
Im not surprised to be honest Josie Dwyer got thumped even though it was w read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Sunday November 20, 2005 15:17 by iosaf mac D .:. ipsiphi 4 comments (last - friday may 19, 2006 14:21) 2 images
It has been long observed that people for some reason on their non-banking days readily absorb shite about Dangerous Places, Famous People, Sensible Saving Options, Holidays, Interesting facts, Sport results, Media, gardening and health as well looking ahead at “opinion polls” and looking back at "how history was made".
Here are three dates-
july 27th 1968,
August 29th 1975
Nov 20th 1975
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the last "one".
It also marks the 60th anniversary of the Nuremburg trials.
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national / history and heritage / news report Friday November 11, 2005 13:05 by S.Cat 134 comments (last - tuesday december 16, 2008 17:21) 9 images
Will we see a lily at Easter?
My grandfather fought in the first world war. He was in the Munster Fusiliers and fought in France and Belgium, and also at Gallipoli. I have no problem with people commemorating the first World War, and the many Irish men and women who were caught up in it.
But I do have a problem with the Red Poppy, which is the symbol of the British Legion. As another contributor to this site recently put it:
"[The Poppy] is worn to commemorate ALL of Britain's acts of war since the Great Slaughter of 1914-18- and that includes the Black and Tan War, Bloody Sunday, the invasion of Iraq, and the Dublin and Monaghan bombings. If you want to wear a poppy, do so by all means. Just be sure you know what it stands for"
So I think it's amazing that a supposedly neutral Internet Search Engine like Google should plaster a symbol associated with the British Army on the front page of its Irish site. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / feature Thursday November 03, 2005 18:32 by sovietpop 21 comments (last - wednesday april 26, 2006 04:34) 1 image
A review of the book "Pushers Out" sheds light on Dublin's recent past drug history. read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 02, 2005 14:22 by pat c 40 comments (last - friday november 07, 2008 21:27)
Some do not want to remember those who died during WW1 while fighting in the British Army. But it should be remembered that many of them were economic conscripts and many others were duped into joining the BA by John Redmond.
Remember all of those who fell, be they Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English, Turkish, French, German Austrians, Russians or Anzacs.
Wear a Peace Poppy.
The Royal Dublin Fusiliers at Gallipoli
This is the first in a series of historic exhibitions at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, relating to the history of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 01, 2005 20:07 by pat c 14 comments (last - monday november 07, 2005 15:59) 1 image
The 400th anniversary of the Guy Fawkes is fast approaching. Contrary to popular belief Guy Fawkes wasnt the only person to enter Westminster with honest intentions. I set out a list of others below. Undoubtedly I've left out some events. Please add to the list. read full story / add a comment
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