Sallins Robbery Comes Back to Haunt Garda ‘Heavy Gang’

Sallins Robbery Comes Back to Haunt Garda ‘Heavy Gang’

June 29, 2022

The Sallins Train Robbery or more accurately the brutal treatment of those arrested on suspicion at the time by Garda has come back to haunt the Irish State. Early this year it was announced that some of those detained at the time were

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‘Clean Oceans’ Initiative For World Ocean Day

‘Clean Oceans’ Initiative For World Ocean Day

June 14, 2022

Ireland has unveiled its ‘clean oceans’ initiative for World Ocean Day. This from Afloat.ie and Minister for the Marine Charlie McConalogue: “A “Clean Oceans” fishing gear retirement scheme has been announced by Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue to mark World Oceans Day. “The project, which

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War Criminals!

War Criminals!

June 13, 2022

Phil Miller of ‘Declassified UK’ goes in search of UK support for the war in Yemen. He talks to two Yemeni artists now living in Scotland about their experience. He goes to Glenrothes where the missile firm Raytheon makes components that go in

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Military Tests Scheduled For Irish Sea

Military Tests Scheduled For Irish Sea

June 13, 2022

The United Kingdom has given notice that it intends to test weapons in the South Central Irish sea. The trials will be undertaken by Qinetiq which is the privatised firm that took over the ranges in West Wales from the Defence Evaluation and

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Losing the “Local” Dimensian

Losing the “Local” Dimensian

June 13, 2022

Article here from Cornwall live shows what happened when a ‘local’ community is driven out by economic factors and how what was a thriving community dies: https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/cadgwith-fishing-cove-lizard-sense-7142719 This is what’s happening in Cymru, Breizh and Mann where local people are driven out by

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Ex Army Camp Plan Under Fire

Ex Army Camp Plan Under Fire

June 13, 2022

A plan to develop an old British Army Camp at Penhale in Cornwall is under fire; the development proposes beach houses and holiday chalets. At the present time what Cornwall needs is homes for its indigenous population. The cliff top proposal has other

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Senedd Cross Party Group on Peace Matters

Senedd Cross Party Group on Peace Matters

June 13, 2022

I was interested to read this on the news pages of Cymdeithas y Cymod, a Welsh peace group. It refers to the Welsh parliament setting up a cross party group on peace and reconciliation a few days ago. Interesting that when an MHK

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Big March in Belfast in Support of Irish Language Act

Big March in Belfast in Support of Irish Language Act

June 13, 2022

“Thousands of red-clad Irish-language advocates marched through Belfast on Saturday afternoon to call for protections for the Irish language in Northern Ireland. “The march, which was organized by the Irish-language campaign group An Dream Dearg (the red group), has been described as the

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The ‘Daughters of Ireland’

The ‘Daughters of Ireland’

June 13, 2022

My recent focus on women involved in the Celtic revival (circa 1900) invariably leads on to Inghinidhe na hÉireann which was more than just a female manifestation of the wider nationalist movement it was women throwing of the social chains that bound them

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I Stumble On A Name

I Stumble On A Name

June 13, 2022

I stumbled on Norma Borthwick, a name unfamiliar to me when reading about the Irish literary figure Lady Gregory. Borthwick was employed by Lady Gregory as a tutor in the 1890s but was a figure in her own right in the Gaelic movement.

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