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The Other Referendum (and a call for youth empowerment)

With three weeks to go to polling day, Ireland is abuzz with referendum chatter. Lampposts have been strapped with campaign posters and the whole country has something to say about the referendum. 665 more words

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1871 – Birth in Dublin of Arthur Griffith, founder of Sinn Féin and co-signatory of Anglo-Irish treaty.

Griffith was one of the most important players in Irish Independence. He founded Sinn Féin in 1905 as an Irish nationalist party whose objective was “to establish in Ireland’s capital a national legislature endowed with the moral authority of the Irish nation”. 138 more words

Irish History

President Michael D Higgins has issued his St Patrick's Day message ahead of the national holiday

Message from President Michael D Higgins in full:

I am delighted to send best wishes for St Patrick’s Day to the people of Ireland and to our global family and friends around the world. 503 more words

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Insulting The President

It was only last week that I took a little pleasure in publishing (on Facebook) “that” photograph of  A n tUachtarán Michael D Higgins standing, waiting his turn at a ATM (bank cash machine) in Dublin. 701 more words

Bonkers

Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, said that a synod on the family composed primarily of celibate males was ‘bonkers’. The preliminary discussions ended in controversy and disarray. 26 more words

Everybody Matters by Mary Robinson; A Memoir

Someone once famously said “democracy is a verb, not a noun.” For a long time I didn’t understand what this meant. Then I read Mary Robinson’s memoir. 187 more words

Book Review

Gardens of Wicklow

I found this beautiful place in the book. It is the gardens at the Powerscourt Estate.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I won’t write much more. 70 more words

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