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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

How the IRA did not win its war yet fought a successful campaign - the missing Sunday Herald article

A comrádaithe is cairde - comrades and friends

On the 18th of September last year I wrote a Cic Saor blog - The Guardian continues its “battle” with Sinn Féin. This can be read here -

In the last sentence of that blog. I say the following:

"Is it possible that the spooks are so active because the IRA (may God forbid) actually WON the war and that this truth must not be spoken nor Sinn Féin allowed to win the peace? * (see further remarks below)"

I have now added the following addendum to this blog in my archive as it has been used on certain chat boards to misrepresent my position. I am also reproducing the addendum here to make my position crystal clear and also to afford my readers the chance to pass this blog on to others.
Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....

How spooks are undermining peace in Northern Ireland

My article for the Guardian's Comment Is Free

The myth that the IRA was riddled with spies feeds the ire of those who oppose the Good Friday agreement with violence

The refusal of the star witness, journalist Toby Harnden, to undergo cross examination at the Smithwick tribunal in Dublin has thrown the whole inquiry into disarray and leads to questions about holding one in the first place.

Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....

This myth of a balanced media and the strange attacks on TG4

That paragon of socialist discourse - Ruairí Quinn

I can understand a newspaper proprietor like Alan Crosbie (Irish Examiner/Sunday Business Post) railing against the phenomenon of new internet based media and the blogosphere - see Irish Times report -
We do after all represent a direct threat to his power and influence, not to speak of the spare change in his pocket. However for the allegedly socialist Ruairí Quinn (our minister for education) to join in this crusade beggars belief. The words ”Lemming and Luddite” seem increasingly to sum up the Labour Party in government.
Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....


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