Tag Archives: Ireland

TK Whitaker: Ireland’s Unrevolutionary Revolutionary

Revolutionaries do not tend to succeed in government do they? Can you think of any? Their skill set lends itself to leading the masses against something or giving orders for obedient soldiers to follow. Or as orators they give sparkling … Continue reading

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The Easter Rising

Easter Sunday 2015: An expectant crowd has gathered in the centre of Dublin. The President and Taoiseach (The Irish Prime Minister) prepare to lead the commemorations, four air force pilots are distantly circling preparing for their flyby, the armed forces … Continue reading

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Countess Markievicz – The feminist inspiration you’ve never heard of

On Easter Monday wearing her Citizen’s Army uniform and distinct feathered hat, she nervously placed ammunition in her pistol. Her finger slipped over the trigger and a bullet tore through her bedroom door, the noise reverberating through the empty building … Continue reading

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Ian Paisley – A Lost Opportunity

There is an old joke that as planes landed in Belfast during the troubles the pilot would remind you to set your watches back 500 years to the local time. It is somewhat tempting to picture Ian Paisley during the … Continue reading

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