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offsite link New Books Worth Reading Mon Sep 19, 2016 23:25 | Seán Sheehan

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Spirit of Contradiction

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

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

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The Saker
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offsite link Il-20: No Apology From Tel-Aviv! ? Special Reports From Syria and Israel Tue Sep 18, 2018 17:39 | Scott
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It is pretty clear what took place yesterday night.  Even if you don’t read Russian, the following chart released by the Russian Ministry of Defense says it all: Basically, 4

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by Aram Mirzaei for the Saker blog The much expected Idlib offensive has been further delayed as tensions are rising among the major players of the Syrian war. The western

offsite link Iran Hawks in Washington Tue Sep 18, 2018 05:08 | The Saker
by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog No doubt, anti-Iran propaganda out of Washington abounds. There are numerous Zionist-run think-tanks (sic) that make US Foreign Policy ? and are ratcheting

offsite link Russian MoD reveals new findings in MH-17 investigation Mon Sep 17, 2018 15:00 | Scott
  Official MOD video of the briefing on newly discovered evidence pertaining to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

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international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 15, 2010 08:41 by Paul Larkin   text 24 comments (last - saturday september 25, 2010 21:34)
Paul Larkin sent the following complaint to the Guardian's editorial standards editor today in reference to Henry McDonald's "exclusive" interview with the Real IRA. The article can be read here - http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/sep/14/real-ira-targe...nkers read full story / add a comment
Comh. Andrew Montague
dublin / arts and media / news report Thursday September 09, 2010 19:50 by Darren J. Prior/Mac an Phríora   image 5 images
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An tAire Coimirce Sóisialaí Éamon Ó Cuív TD
national / arts and media / news report Wednesday September 01, 2010 22:54 by Darren J. Prior/Mac an Phríora   image 5 images
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dublin / arts and media / press release Monday August 09, 2010 16:10 by L.A.N.C.I   image 1 image
LANCI is launching a new festival to commemorate and celebrate this year . This will incorporate the 8th International Tango Festival!
The LANCI Festival aims to give international recognition to the varied cultures of Latin American Countries. This Latin American Festival offers a variety of artistic and traditional presentations including music, and dance in the form of salsa, samba and tango, film exhibition, photographs and paintings from Latin American artists. This is the first time that a festival of this kind is being held in Dublin. A cosmopolitan city like Dublin guarantees that this type of event will be a success. read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / news report Wednesday August 04, 2010 07:09 by frentemusicalinternacionalista   image 1 image
national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Saturday July 31, 2010 16:28 by Thomas "TJ" Janak   audio 1 audio file
Listen to E-Wave host George Mulcahy and "electro-popper" TJ ... read full story / add a comment
Pauline Scanlon
antrim / arts and media / press release Thursday July 22, 2010 21:32 by anphailistin   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Féile an Phobail's August Féile 2010 will this year host a very special concert with some of Ireland's greatest young musicians in aid of 'Ceol go Phailistín' (meaning 'Music to Palestine'), a very important cause. All door proceeds on the night will go to support the next Gaza floatilla. Tickets are just £7, for this very special night of music, and in support of a very important cause. read full story / add a comment
Sylvia Crawford (left) and Eve Lerner at Galway Airport {LitPix 2010}
galway / arts and media / press release Wednesday July 21, 2010 03:27 by Fred Johnston   text 1 comment (last - monday july 26, 2010 22:01)   image 1 image
Breton-based poet and publisher arrives in Galway for two readings this weekend. read full story / add a comment
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galway / arts and media / opinion/analysis Thursday July 15, 2010 11:14 by JM   text 1 comment (last - thursday july 15, 2010 15:39)   image 1 image
A documentary covering practically a decade of turmoil faced by the community in Rossport, Co Mayo. read full story / add a comment
Nigel O'Regan (editor); Rachel Lysaght (producer) and  Risteard Ó Domhnaill (directot and producer)
dublin / arts and media / news report Tuesday July 13, 2010 23:32 by Michael Gallagher   text 11 comments (last - thursday july 22, 2010 22:37)   image 7 images   video 1 video file
A documentary film four years in the making, The Pipe tells the story of the people of Rossport in the West of Ireland and the efforts of the Shell oil company to lay a pipeline through their community. The discovery of gas off this remote coastal village has led to the most dramatic clash of cultures in modern Ireland. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / opinion/analysis Monday July 12, 2010 21:26 by Thomas Janak   audio 1 audio file
Four decades after seeing the French movie "The white Maine" ... read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / feature Friday July 09, 2010 10:34 by eeekkk   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 08, 2010 15:49)   image 6 images   video 1 video file
Musician, poet Colette Wittorski, and Fred Johnston
international / arts and media / news report Thursday July 08, 2010 19:12 by Western Writers' Centre - Ionad Scríbhneoirí Chaitlín Maude   text 11 comments (last - sunday july 18, 2010 16:56)   image 2 images
Irish poets and French painters and poets mingled at "L'Autre Rive" restaurant in Huelgoat, Berrien, Brittany, for launch and readings on Saturday, June 26th. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Thursday July 08, 2010 10:34 by Access Music Project
Galway's Access Music Project (AMP) is having a fundraising gig in Kelly's Bar Upstairs, Galway on Weds 14th July read full story / add a comment
Cover of Thomas Kinsella's 1972 Peppercanister Press edition
derry / arts and media / opinion/analysis Saturday July 03, 2010 10:17 by John O'Leary in the grave   text 3 comments (last - sunday july 04, 2010 11:33)   image 5 images   video 1 video file   audio 2 audio files
Thomas Kinsella's Butcher's Dozen was written after the publication of the British Government's Widgery Tribunal Report in 1972. Here he is reading the poem and talking about it. The text of the poem is available here:

BUTCHER'S DOZEN:
A LESSON FOR THE OCTAVE OF WIDGERY
by Thomas Kinsella
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/bsunday/kinsella.htm

Also, here is Seamus Deane's poem [click poem to read it or download], taken from his collection, Gradual Wars (IUP, 1972).
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national / arts and media / press release Wednesday June 23, 2010 12:49 by Do The Right Thing   text 2 comments (last - thursday june 24, 2010 18:28)
This exciting new television show puts potential overseas volunteers through various challenges in order to find two people who have what it takes to win the trip of a lifetime: 1 year spent volunteering for different organisations around the world. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / arts and media / opinion/analysis Monday June 21, 2010 16:13 by various edited by Andrew   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 22, 2010 11:16)   image 1 image   audio 2 audio files
On Monday 14th June the Revolutionary Anarcha Feminist Group hosted a discussion in Seomra Spraoi on the many uses and dangers of 'new media', the possibilities for positive change and 'radical democracy' via the internet, the dilemma of 'internet neurosis' where feelings of vulnerability and fears of exploitation need to be negotiated in order to utilize the internet as activists, artists and self-publishers and the potential of the internet as a force for oppression and control. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / news report Saturday June 12, 2010 01:08 by Fred Johnston   text 3 comments (last - sunday june 13, 2010 14:15)
Video of poet Noel King at Gort, Co. Galway read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / press release Friday June 11, 2010 15:24 by Fred Johnston   text 9 comments (last - wednesday june 16, 2010 20:59)
Galway's Western Writers' Centre has made a statement deploring the recent actions of Israeli forces on the high seas and expresses condolences with the families of those relief activists killed on the m.v. Marmara read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Friday June 11, 2010 01:29 by Gerard   text 3 comments (last - sunday june 27, 2010 11:19)
The way the killings on board the MV Mavi Marmara have been reported in the mass media offers an interesting case study of one way in which the truth is often distorted by the mainstream, and it is a method that often involves not so much deception as obfuscation. read full story / add a comment
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