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A Thanksgiving Guest Post from Betty

Today’s post is contributed by Betty, a Pink for All Seasons participant, who felt particularly passionate about the history of Irish uprisings while reading Pink III… 1,141 more words

Lauren Willig

Sinead's Rebellious Revolution

Sinead O’Connor is many things. She is a strong woman. She is a talented musician. She imploded her rising career when she tore up a picture of the pope which she was uniquely entitled to do, given her suffering in the Magdalene Laundries. 722 more words


Thomas Ashe

Thomas Ashe (12th January 1885 – 25th September 1917) was a member of the Gaelic League, the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) and a founding member of the Irish Volunteers. 282 more words


Joseph Mary Plunkett

127 years ago today a mighty warrior poet was born. Joseph Mary Plunkett was born in one of the wealthiest parts of Dublin with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. 861 more words


The Hawk, the post-colonial condition and 'that video'

A sparrow hawk flew down and caught a pigeon while Claire Halpin and myself were giving a talk at the Pearse Museum, the other day. Such consternation! 750 more words


No British "royalty" in Ireland 2016

It may be a paradox to support Sinn Fein and now oppose the Queen coming to Ireland in 2016 but I couldn’t care less. While Martin McGuinness is right to have met the Queen and taken a step towards friendship with the unionist community, it certainly doesn’t mean he is no longer a republican. 191 more words

The Buffet Barracks Grave

A grave dug fit for the poet

keeps snug the romantic intentions

of the ‘dead and gone’

that he lay down with his ink and scroll. 91 more words