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

Henry McDonald drags the Guardian down to tabloid level once again

The paucity of analysis in Henry McDonald’s coverage of those Irish republicans who still want to pursue an armed struggle is truly
shocking in a newspaper with the gravitas and imprimatur of the Guardian. It is comic book stuff.

In a lurid report in September 2010, McDonald carried a warning from the Real IRA that it was going to resume its campaign on what McDonald
calls the "mainland" by attacking banks and the capitalist infrastructure of “Britain's colonial and capitalist system”.
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The DUP and an abject Irish media

In the last week we have had Peter Robinson of the DUP calling for Martin McGuinness to be investigated for his alleged activities (officially acknowledged to have been minimal) on the day of the Bloody Sunday massacre and now we have DUP MP Nigel Dodds calling on the IRA members involved in the Bloody Friday atrocity to put their hands up and admit what they did. See this report from RTÉ
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Sinn Fein’s “Disconnect” Problem

Pass Law South Africa

My grandfather Tommy Larkin (trócaire Dé ar a anam) always told me to remember one central thing about what happened to Irish people who became trapped within the six partitioned counties of Ireland in 1921/1922. What happened was the Special Powers Act. Tommy then pointed out that leaders of the racist one party state in South Africa simply shrugged their shoulders and smiled whenever their regime was criticised by English politicians - we would, they said, replace our whole Apartheid structure for just one clause of your Northern Ireland Special Powers Act.
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