Pól Ó Lorcáin
Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

The Easter Rising Meets The Life of Brian

(Republican Sinn Féin denounces the Real IRA as “traitors”)

In the understandable publicity surrounding the bombing of the British Security Service’s (MI5) building in Belfast, a revealing spat between the exploders of this bomb - the so called Real IRA - and the main Irish Republican anti peace process group of dissidents - Republican Sinn Féin - went unnoticed and largely unremarked.

First of all, with regards to the bombing itself. Given MI5’s nefarious exploits in Ireland, the harsh reality is that very few Irish nationalists would be concerned or surprised at attacks on the MI5 building, assuming that no person is injured in such attacks. Thus, many people might then raise half a cheer at news of the bomb and the Real IRA will congratulate itself on having perpetrated a devastating attack on the “Brits” and also at having dealt a blow to supporters of the peace process. Then, reality steps in. Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....

The welcome collapse of the Catholic priesthood

Søren Kierkegaard - (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855)

On his death bed, the thinker and writer Søren Kierkegaard refused to take holy communion from an ordained priest, or any official man of the cloth. Kierkegaard’s strong belief was that officially constituted priests were simply glorified bureaucrats whose trappings of office and assumed air of authority had nothing whatsoever to do with the search for the divine. Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....


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