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I’m still here. Still. – A personal journey in the Irish mental health services

So I’ve just informed my psychiatrist that over the Christmas period I was getting suicidal thoughts. She doesn’t even acknowledge it, just keeps writing on her chart as if I told her I was having pains in my arm or … Continue reading

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The Future is Unwritten: Culture And Struggle

Culture, and specifically music, is an often neglected but hugely important factor in any struggle against an oppressive system. In modern times, we’ve largely ignored the cultural struggle. Most music today only props up the individualist consensus and is a … Continue reading

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Up The Republic!

“It is a fallacy to believe that a Republic of any kind can be won through the shackled Free State. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. The Free State is British created and serves British … Continue reading

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Living with Depression – a personal account on living with the “common cold” of mental illnesses

The first thing I’ll say is Yes, this is looking for attention. Get over it. Depression is considered to be the “common cold” of mental illness in terms of how common it is. Yet, because of the huge stigma around … Continue reading

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Rebel Lives: Volunteer Denis Spriggs – A rebel, a patriot, a martyr

Denis Spriggs was a volunteer in C Company, 1st Battalion of the IRA’s No.1 Cork Brigade. He lived in Strawberry Hill, just off Blarney St. in the northside of Cork City. Spriggs was a plasterer by trade and was active … Continue reading

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Rebel Lives: Volunteers Tony Ahern and Dermot Crowley – Mayfield’s fallen martyrs

It is impossible to tell the story of Volunteers Tony Ahern and Dermot Crowley by just writing about one, their story is in many ways a single one. Vol. Anthony (Tony) Ahern was born on the 15th Novermber, 1955. He … Continue reading

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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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