" 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.)



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!


Monday, November 18, 2013

HIGGINS PRANCES AS CONNOLLY SPINS.

THE HIGGINS-SACHSEN-COBURG UND GOTHA (WINDSOR) ROADSHOW.....

"I really and truly just can't wait! I'm going to be standing THIS close to my Queen.....!"

Great news for Free State royalists and fans of 'Corrie' and 'Eastenders': our wee Micky and his entourage are due to meet the Sachsen-Coburg Und Gotha clan and their entourage in April next year and, who knows, the presidential Mickey may even get to sleep in the same bed as the leader of that German-blooded clan.

As a leading light in the State Labour Party , it might be expected that Mr. Higgins would have some affiliation with the working (and unemployed) class , and not just verbally - "I believe that the pernicious and self-interested individualism without restraint, inspired and promoted by Thatcherism, Reaganism, and by recent Irish Governments has led to a de-peopled system and has undermined the solidarity which is essential for our society. There is a need in Ireland for a radical inclusive society that regards citizenship as built on equality, as valuing solidarity and rooted in caring......" (from here) , and he went on to 'emphasis his political experience, his commitment to Irish culture and his involvement in human rights campaigns...', but that's as far as it goes - 'verbal commitment' only , as he beats a path to be seen with (foreign) 'royalty'. One small consolation, I suppose , is the fact that the meeting of these two con artists will take place about two weeks before Easter weekend that year , which should allow enough time for Mr. Higgins' hero , James Connolly , to stop spinning in his grave.....

See you Wednesday evening - thanks for reading, Sharon.