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For Lefties too Stubborn to Quit
Sean Heuston Society ? Lecture on December 7th on the ICA at the National History Museum, Collins Ba... 10:15 Thu Dec 05, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
More on brain scans and the differences, or not, between men and women? 03:46 Thu Dec 05, 2013 | guestposter
As for the unions? 13:44 Wed Dec 04, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Official Republican Movement ? Speech at Edentubber Commemoration 2013 10:43 Wed Dec 04, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
What you want to say? Open Thread, of 4th December 2013 07:42 Wed Dec 04, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
5 Harbourmaster Place - Dublin Tardis 22:18 Wed Dec 04, 2013
Wilt thou not chase the white whale! art not game for Moby Dick? 12:01 Wed Dec 04, 2013
Solidarity Books Launch: Sins of the Father 2nd Ed. by Dr Conor McCabe 09:24 Fri Nov 29, 2013
Using ?Legal Obstacles? like Barricades in the Class War 11:23 Mon Nov 25, 2013
EVEN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL IS TALKING ABOUT INEQUALITY? 10:38 Mon Nov 25, 2013
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
New LookLeft in shops now! Wed Dec 04, 2013 09:38 | Irish Left Review
We?re Starving Public Services and Social Protection But All We Get is Demands f... Tue Dec 03, 2013 17:39 | Michael Taft
and yet /we must live/ in these times Tue Dec 03, 2013 15:18 | Sarah Clancy
A Progressive Tax System? The Poor Pay as Much Tax as High Income Groups? Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:28 | Michael Taft
The Bombing War Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:10 | Seán Sheehan
Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake
A shot at bias in the media
Separating the News from the Noise Thu Apr 04, 2013 21:14
Blessed with nothing but good intentions Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:04
The Household Charge - How They Failed to Shape Our Perspectives Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48
The web's political rainbow Wed Dec 07, 2011 09:47
The Forgotten Constituency: The Majority and The Irish Economic Crisis Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49
John Cassidy goes global.......... Donegal man John Cassidy is embarking on a unique project.
The following is the story behind it;
In 2011 John found an old famine-pot, broken in pieces, in south Donegal. He had it welded, restored and mounted outside Leghowney Community Hall.
Such was the interest shown by American tourists that he decided to do some research on the whole Famine-pot/Soup–kitchen aspect of the famine and found that because of bigotry, pride, misguided patriotism and inherited false information,this aspect of the potato failure was almost air-brushed from our history. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Thursday May 02, 2013 11:41 by Pádraig Ó Ruairc. 1 comment (last - friday october 11, 2013 09:08)
Hello All - Here is my review of the controversial TV3 Irish War of Independence documentary "In the Name of the Republic" which was presented by Prof. Eunan O'Halpin of Trinity College which has just been published in the May/June issue of History Ireland Magazine. Enjoy:
IRA leader, Tom Barry, once likened the more unsavory aspects of the War of Independence to being dragged “down into the mire”. The two-part documentary, 'In The Name of The Republic', presented by Professor Eunan O'Halpin, explored that mire by examining the uglier aspects of the period. These included the assassination of RIC men, the killings of unarmed British soldiers and the execution and secret burial of alleged British spies.
The first episode focused on Ashbrook Farm, Laois. The owner of the farm related how a predecessor, Jack Walpole, told him that three bodies were dumped there in the 1920's. Walpole, who was described as “a bit eccentric”, claimed to have buried one of the bodies himself. The supernatural was a strong feature of Walpole's tale and he stated his horse could sense the location of the graves, refusing to draw a plough over them.
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international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Friday March 22, 2013 21:01 by Case Carver 2 comments (last - monday march 25, 2013 14:16)
The political agenda regarding foreign policy,is to continue to spend American resources on what is still far too much for Israel’s objectives (such as war with Syria and Iran), ; as these goings-on continue to motivate more dismantlement of American Constitutional liberties here at home (in order to get away with their forms of betrayal (treason) to our founding fathers’ American Creed (which is not protecting the Holy Land) and to true interests of the American peoples. We now continue to live within a tyranny of corrupt betrayal. So to ban the personal right to own rapid-fire weapons here in the United States could happen within this significant context of an ever-evolving totalitarian reality that continues to wrap its dangerous tentacles around our quickly dying freedoms.
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meath / history and heritage / press release Tuesday February 26, 2013 18:01 by Slane Local Heroes 5 images 1 video file
Celebrating Slane as the home of St Patrick and the Lighting of the Pascal Flame in 432 AD is the central theme of The Flame of Slane Spectacular.
This event was first run in 2012 on Easter Saturday and was a great success. It is fair to say that the audience of about 2000 people were astonished with the show.
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dublin / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 20, 2013 10:07 by Matt Treacy 48 comments (last - tuesday march 05, 2013 07:46) 1 video file
Regarding Anthony Coughlan’s latest attempt to denigrate my books.
The books stand on their merits and I have no need to repeat what is in them. They stand or fall on their own merits. However a number of points in Coughlan’s ‘review’ do need to be addressed.
First of all, the production issues relate to a small number of books sold at the time of the launch. All of these have been corrected and the index is now fully accurate.
He claims the book is ‘thoroughly nasty’. I take it that is a reference to it’s critical analysis of the pro-Soviet Communist movement. I make no more apology for being anti-Stalinist than I do for being anti-Nazi. It is also clear that one of the features of the CP book most upsetting to the inheritors of Irish Stalinism is its exposé of the dishonesty and intellectual gymnastics that were employed to justify the Stalin/Hitler Pact between 1939 and 1941. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Thursday October 25, 2012 23:43 by William Wraithwrite
On Oct. 3rd, 2012 Wired.Com’s (or Wired Magazine’s) Danger Room came out with Spencer Ackerman’s story of a leaked although unclassified U.S. Army “chart” that lists indicators and behaviors for identifying people who are supposedly becoming radicalized to terrorist potential. But what is so startling about this Army’s presumptively rational analysis (more like propagandic analysis) is its broad categorization of symptoms for identifying those thought alienated enough to become potential terrorist material.
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national / history and heritage / news report Saturday September 29, 2012 14:54 by Simon McGuinness 2 comments (last - monday october 01, 2012 19:52) 1 image
Che Guevara's daughter will be attending the All-Ireland final tomorrow supporting Galway. She is a descendant of both the Lynch and Blake tribes of Galway. read full story / add a comment
antrim / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 26, 2012 14:02 by J Keegan 9 comments (last - tuesday april 23, 2013 13:22) 1 image
The 28th September 2012 will be the centenary of the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant against Home Rule.
Far less well known is the ‘Alternative Ulster Covenant’, signed in October 1913 by some twelve thousand Protestants from County Antrim in support of Home Rule and against partition.
The Alternative Covenant was written by Rev JB Armour and Roger Casement.
A Public Talk on the Alternative Covenant will be held on 3rd October in the Belvedere Hotel, Denmark Street, Dublin, at 7pm. Speakers to include Rev David Frazer and Bill O'Brien. All Welcome. (See http://www.indymedia.ie/article/102491 )
A historical pamphlet discussing not only the Alternative Covenant but also what James Connolly predicted would be a ‘carnival of reaction’, north and south, will be launched on the night. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Friday September 07, 2012 06:45 by Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc 1 comment (last - saturday september 08, 2012 09:09) 2 images
Historian Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc examines the decision by former members of the Gardaí & RUC to hold a commemoration in Dublin for the members of the RIC / Black and Tan killed during the War of Independence. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday June 02, 2012 17:58 by jason mcateer 1 comment (last - sunday june 03, 2012 21:19) 1 attached file
a rant about the titanic frenzy in northern ireland featuring a critisism of "heritage" and slightly covert sectarianism read full story / add a comment
In the run up to our 21st birthday celebrations, Anti-Fascist Action Ireland are undertaking a major historical survey of the Irish Far-Right from 1945 – 1991. read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / press release Monday April 02, 2012 23:49 by Terry Fagan 1 attached file
THE North Inner City Folklore Project is honouring Local man Irish Volunteer Captain Sean Heuston who was born in 1891 at Lower Gloucester Street now (Sean McDermott Street). Heuston was executed by a British firing squad in Kilmainham Gaol on the 8 May 1916 at the age of twenty-five years. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Sunday March 11, 2012 13:21 by Ex-Corkman 8 comments (last - sunday march 25, 2012 11:50) 3 images
Eoghan Harris regularly rants about terrorism both real and imaginary. While he still checks under his bed for Trots his main fear is that we are in a Weimar Republic stage and Sinn Fein are on the verge of seizing power. He fails to notice that his beloved Blueshirts are the one party in Ireland with a Fascist past. read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday October 22, 2011 18:26 by CB 4 comments (last - thursday november 24, 2011 19:07) 1 audio file
On the 15th October 2011 the Ireland Institute on Pearse Street played host to the second annual Raymond Crotty lecture, which was sponsored by the People’s Movement. The topic of this year’s lecture was Rancher and Banking interests in the modern Irish Economy and was delivered by Conor McCabe. McCabe’s recent book, Sins of the Father, is an examination of the Irish economy from the Anglo – Irish Treaty up to the present day. http://www.theirishstory.com/2011/10/21/review-conor-mc...ITBIH read full story / add a comment
7 members of National Clarion Cycling Club are visiting memorials to the Int Brigaders in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Wales and onto London to mark the 75th Ann of the Spanish Civil War. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Friday September 02, 2011 10:55 by Deise 5 comments (last - monday april 30, 2012 11:10)
TG4 to show documentary of War of Independence veteran and Vietnam War protester. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday August 01, 2011 23:25 by Sean Keir Moriarty 1 comment (last - wednesday august 03, 2011 12:08)
Two previous articles, 'Of Cups, Rings and Cultural Heritage' & 'Cultural Heritage and the Economy' (Indymedia, August 1, 2011) dealt with recent research on the Hill of Tara and Bend in the Boyne that could open a new chapter in their history, as well as that of hundreds of additional archaeological sites throughout Ireland, the UK and other Atlantic/Mediterranean European countries. More importantly, they discussed the apathy on the part of the politicians, government agencies and archaeologists in Ireland towards that research, and its potential cultural and economic benefits. In all fairness though to the aforementioned, what of the European Union and UNESCO World Heritage Centre, who are just as responsible for protecting the cultural heritage and economies of countries within the Euro Zone.read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday August 01, 2011 22:38 by Sean Keir Moriarty
Considering the dismal economic state of a growing number of EU nations, it is more important than ever for them to protect their cultural heritage, as it is firmly linked to their economies in the form of tourism. Though one tends to think of cultural heritage as something taught in schools and preserved in museums, it goes well beyond that, as evidenced by the attraction of archaeological and cultural World Heritage Sites to millions around the world. Though sites such as the Bend in the Boyne and Stonehenge play a significant role in our understanding of who we are and where we came from, every site, however small, is just as important, and they deserve to be indentified, excavated, restored and preserved for future generations.read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday August 01, 2011 21:01 by Sean Moriarty / Edited by Dr. George Nash, U. of Bristol
The following is the first of three articles regarding cultural heritage and its potential benefits to the economies of Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and other Atlantic/Mediterranean European countries, which given the ever growing number of EU nations seeking bailouts, canʼt be ignored any longer. There are those whoʼve questioned why the cultural heritage of Ireland for example, is of such importance to someone who is a 4th generation Irish-American. The bigger question is why those whoʼve been ʻchargedʼ with protecting the cultural heritage of a nation; the archaeologists, politicians, government agencies, EU and UNESCO, have turned a blind eye to the issue.read full story / add a comment
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