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Review: The Prom

The Prom Trailer It wasn’t so very long ago that I checked out Ryan Murphy’s last addition to his growing Netflix canon in the form of his Producer credit for The Boys In The Band, but this here is the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Hunger Strikes

Hunger striking can be generally defined as the act of refusing food and other nutrients as a form of political protest, usually undertaken by prisoners or anti-government activists as a means of attempting to force some manner of policy change. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1913 Lockout And The Irish Citizen Army

Hey, we’ve hit 250 main entries. As always, all views, comments and subscriptions are appreciated. – NFB The socialist element to the Irish revolutionary period is one that has been oft neglected and ignored in subsequent historical study of the … Continue reading

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Review: Anthropoid

Anthropoid Trailer It feels like a very long time since I’ve actually watched Cillian Murphy in anything. I think it might actually have been his all too brief cameo in The Dark Knight Returns several years ago, and that’s something … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Attack On Arklow

Bagenal Harvey’s army had retreated back to its nearby camp on Carrickbyrne Hill following the devastating defeat at New Ross. It was from there that Harvey departed back to Wexford Town, essentially ceding his position as commander-in-chief of the rebel … Continue reading

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Kildare North’s TD’s: The First Day Back

Here’s the first in what I hope will be a regular feature: a simple recording of what Kildare North’s TD’s are up to in the Dail, in the aftermath of “GE16”. The 32nd Dail has only been alive and well … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Fall Of Enniscorthy

We move now back to the growing rebellion in County Wexford. The armies of Fr John Murphy had won a stunning victory at Oulart Hill, thanks to the rash actions of just a few government leaders, and now stood poised … Continue reading

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Another Kildare North Debate (11 Days To Election)

Another Kildare North debate took place yesterday, this time on Shane Coleman’s Sunday Show in Newstalk, available here. Present were Fine Gael’s Bernard Durkan, Labour’s Emmet Stagg, the Social Democrats’ Catherine Murphy, Fianna Fail’s James Lawless and Sinn Fein’s Reada … Continue reading

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Kildare North: A (Bad) Debate (14 Days To Election)

RTE’S Drivetime got five of the Kildare North TD’s in front of a microphone for an all too quick debate on Thursday, that lasted around 15 minutes. Represented were Reada Cronin (Sinn Fein), James Lawless (Fianna Fail), Anthony Lawlor (Fine … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Wexford Rises

It is perhaps fair to say that there is no other county in Ireland more synonymous with the 1798 Rebellion than Wexford. And, strangely enough, it really didn’t have to be that way. Wexford in the later years of the … Continue reading

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