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From 1994 "Ulster's Protestant Working Class - A Community Exploration"

From 1994 “Ulster’s Protestant Working Class – A Community Exploration” a pamphlet produced by The Springfield Inter-Community Development Project. Among the discussion group which produced the pamphlet were bIlly Hutchinson, Gusty Spence, Michael Hall, Chris McGimpsey, Joy Challis and Roy Gardland. 16 more words

Irish Politics

Orange Pride?

When I received an invitation from Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland and President of Dublin Chamber to attend a very small gathering in Belfast to observe the Orange Parade on the 12th July, I must admit I was quiet surprised. 2,314 more words


Summer reading – book number one, Say nothing

Photo by Lukas Eggers on Unsplash

This summer, my love of books, of getting lost in other people’s adventures and lives for days on end was re-kindled. 801 more words

Irish Politics

Arguing for a living

Book Review by Frank O’Shea

John Waters:  GIVE US BACK THE BAD ROADS. Currach Press 2019. 428 pp.

ISBN: 978 1 78218 901 5… 1,322 more words

Irish Culture

'Queer Greens' Launched at Green Party Convention

Stephen Spillane writes on the launch of LGBT+ group, Queer Greens, at the Green Party Convention in Dublin

The 2019 Green Party Convention took place on July 13th and 14th at the Law Society in Dublin. 369 more words


Why the Greens shouldn't go into coalition

This past weekend members of the Green Party (Comhaontas Glas) voted against a motion for the Party to explicitly rule out future coalition governments with Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, any right-wing party or “ 2,375 more words