" A wealth of information..."

"1169 And Counting is a wealth of information on our Republican past and present , and demonstrates how the Irish political landscape , like that of any nation, will never be a black and white issue..."

(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)

This blog was listed as one of the 'Finalists' in the '2016 current affairs/politics' category of the Littlewoods Ireland blog awards - but we didn't win the award. But not to worry -thanks to everyone involved for getting us to the final stage of the competition and sure we'll try again the next time!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Czech writer Milan Kundera once stated - " The struggle of freedom against tyranny is a struggle of memory against forgetting . The people remember their cause is just while their oppressors try to induce them to forget and turn their backs on the struggle ."
Ireland , Iraq , Lebanon - to name but three countries - are well-versed in experiencing the tragedies inflicted by imperialist governments . We salute and commend those opposition forces which "...struggle for freedom against tyranny.." in the above-mentioned countries . Your struggle is our struggle .
" It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inarticulate manner that they hurt one by their crude violence , their absolute incoherence , their absurd want of meaning , their entire lack of style ." Oscar Wilde.