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"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.)



IRISH BLOG AWARDS 2017 - ooops! It seems that our entry application was "not completed in time to be considered.." (?) and, as such, we are not now in the running. But we wish all the best to the successful entrants and to the organisers, and we hope all goes well for them on the day!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

FIGHT BACK!

This post is dedicated to our friends and colleagues in the Shell2Sea and Tara campaigns , and to our comrades in the Republican Movement. They may well be out-financed , out-'peopled' and out-'spun' by the various 'establishments' pitted against them , but they keep on pushing back as best they can. So : in praise of us little people who fight back - a Dublin song....

The Inner City Song.

The old man sits and wonders just what can he do
He's lived here in the neighbourhood since 1922
He's forced to leave his home to make way for their plans
And he knows that they dont care or give a damn

So he takes a stroll down Monto whats left of it today
Remembering his childhood and the games he used to play
Now all he's got are memories and they are but few
And it seems the money grabbers want them too


[Chorus]
And living in a one room slum ain't easy
Raising seven children on the dole
No place for kids to play while you build your motorway
Is Loughlin house the playground of today

Dublin's inner city is a sorry sight to see
A mass of filty buildings strife and poverty
The people find it hard to make ends meet most of the time
And you're surprised that they should turn to crime

And living in a one room slum ain't easy
Raising seven children on the dole
No place for kids to play while you build your motorway
Is Loughlin house the playground of today

The greedy speculators are trying to move in
With their lawyers and their legal talk the chances are they'll win
They make their public speeches and give the people some old line
But you know we wont be fooled so easily next time

And living in a one room slum ain't easy
Raising seven children on the dole
No place for kids to play while you build your motorway
Is Loughlin house the playground of today... "



(Our thanks to Mickjoe , who likes to go walking hand-in-hand along Sandymount Strand, for that little Gem!)

Meanwhile , those rich, greedy and immoral bastards carry-on enriching themselves at the expense of future generations , blind even to the damage they do to their own off-spring . Callous , black-hearted gombeens .
Sharon.