Upcoming Events

Cork | Miscellaneous

no events match your query!

New Events

Cork

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link The Party and the Ballot Box Sun Jul 14, 2019 22:24 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Did RTE journalists collude against Sinn Fein?

offsite link Irish Examiner bias Anthony

offsite link RTE: Propaganda ambush of Sinn Fein Anthony

offsite link Hong Kong and democracy Anthony

offsite link Oliver Callan: Back in his box Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link America?s Race Reality: Inhuman, Insane, Incoherent Sat Aug 15, 2020 00:56 | The Saker
by Ilana Mercer, published with the authorization of the author Racism is a lot of things. One thing it is not: A white child, aged five, executed by a black

offsite link Israeli-UAE Peace Deal Marks Tectonic Shift In Middle Eastern Balance Of Power Fri Aug 14, 2020 20:50 | amarynth
South Front The Middle East is on the brink of the new tectonic shift in the regional balance of power. The previous years were marked by the growth of the

offsite link Statement by President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Russia?s proposal to convene meeting of heads of ... Fri Aug 14, 2020 18:39 | amarynth
http://en.kremlin.ru/events... Debates around the Iranian issue within the UN Security Council are becoming increasingly strained. Tensions are running high. Iran faces groundless accusations. Resolutions are being drafted with a view to dismantling decisions that

offsite link Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov?s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference f... Fri Aug 14, 2020 18:36 | amarynth
https://www.mid.ru/en/forei... Ladies and gentlemen, We have held constructive, trust-based and detailed talks with Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas. We discussed the bilateral agenda and cooperation on

offsite link European leaders bring flowers to honor a Belarusian terrorist (+important development!) Fri Aug 14, 2020 18:04 | The Saker
Check out this video of diplomats of the EU (and a few others) laying flowers on the location where a Belarusian recently died: This action is truly breathtaking in its

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Tribute to the late Paddy Mulcahy.

category cork | miscellaneous | news report author Thursday September 17, 2009 13:30author by Jimmy Neilson Report this post to the editors

Tribute to Paddy Mulcahy.

Paddy Mulcahy died on Sunday last the 13th. September. Since then thousands have mourned his passing and demonstrated their great respect for him with the massive turn out at his waking and funeral. Many were the fitting and well deserved tributes paid to him over the immediate days of mourning and burial.

To us Paddy Mul deserved all of that.

Tribute to Paddy Mulcahy.

Paddy Mulcahy died on Sunday last the 13th. September. Since then thousands have mourned his passing and demonstrated their great respect for him with the massive turn out at his waking and funeral. Many were the fitting and well deserved tributes paid to him over the immediate days of mourning and burial.

To us Paddy Mul deserved all of that.

I first met Paddy as a member of the Cork Council of Trades Unions over 25 years ago and, along with some of the more progressive members, were very impressed with this teacher and his views. We immediately saw him as a very positive addition and his ability to bridge the different and often opposing factions in the pursuing years smoothed many the implementation of more radical decisions and stances. No task was too menial or laborious for him and his ability and his forte for getting the views of Council exactly correct and down on paper was a great asset in our many battles and protests.

The formation of the “Householders against Service Charges” in 1989 gave him the platform to demonstrate all his talents of organising, cajoling, teaching and influencing people and he did not let us down over the long years. This group, known as “HASC”, protested against the introduction of service charges on already overburdened householders. Wet, long cold nights and a 5-day jail sentence never daunted Paddy. The defection from our protest by some of our colleagues for the trappings of “Lord Mayor” and T. D’ships hurt us badly but Paddy was there to steady our ship and encourage us to continue.

Paddy stood as our candidate in the 1997 general election but to no avail other than to affect the make up of the successful candidates. To some of us, well seasoned in elections, Paddy was relatively new but he took to it with gusto and the sincerity of an old campaigner. It is perhaps ironic, but, if he were around early this week and saw the crowds queuing up beyond Shoemakers’ Hill to Shandon Street, his comment would have been, ” where were the so-and-sos in the 1997 General Election when I needed them?”

He is gone now as if he were lost in battle and we mourn for him. He is gone and all the great plans of the past and those he had for the future development and social considerations in his new job as principal of the North Mon. are left to others to follow. We hope they don’t disappoint.
We, his comrades, all we feel Paddy’s great loss and absence. How much more must Terry, Tomás, Séamus, Eoghan, Bríd, and Elizabeth, his brothers and sisters and extended family know and feel it? To them ár chomhbhróin dhílish.

“Brón ar an mbás ní feidir a shéadhna
Leagann sé úr is críon le cheile.”

Jimmy Neilson.

author by themonboys - www.themonboys.freeforums.orgpublication date Fri Dec 18, 2009 00:05author email themonboys at yahoo dot co dot ukauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

He was a good man as can be seen by the many tributes given to him since his death. RIP Paddy.

 
© 2001-2020 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy