Monthly Archives: December 2015

1916 – Unfinished Business

The idea that 1916 was a simple blood sacrifice or a romantic and spontaneous uprising by a group of fanatics will be parroted out to no end in the coming months. It doesn’t help that this is a revisionist myth. … Continue reading

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Less Education, More Privatisation

“Educate that you might be free” – Thomas Davis, Young Irelander, 1814 – 1845 There will be a lot of media spin and government soundbites in the coming days after a government commission report on funding Irish higher education released some its findings. … Continue reading

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“We need bridges, not walls”

The following piece was kindly submitted by a member of Cork Calais Refugee Solidarity who recently travelled to the Jungle refugee camp in Calais as part of a humanitarian aid convoy. I got involved in the Irish convoy to Calais … Continue reading

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