Banna Strand – Roger Casement

This popular ballad is sung throughout Ireland, in respect of the memory of Roger Casement, a hero of the 1916 Rising. A variation on the lyrics can be found here. Banna Strand (unknown author)  ‘Twas on Good Friday morning, All in the month of May, A German Ship was signalling, Beyond out in the Bay, … Continue reading “Banna Strand – Roger Casement”

Biographic Summary – Diarmaid Ó CADHLA

Born January 1961, early years lived in An Rinn, Port Láirge, a rural Gaeltacht area in Waterford – living in Cork city for over 40 years since. Graduate of CIT in Business Studies & Marketing, and later of UCC in Computer Science and Irish. Successful Business Systems Consultant for nearly 30 years, in IT & … Continue reading “Biographic Summary – Diarmaid Ó CADHLA”

ROSSA IRISH REBEL

This letter was received by the O’Donovan Rossa Centenary Commemoration Committee from William Cole Rossa (great-grandson of Rossa), for use at yesterdays ANTI-EVICTION, POVERTY AND FORCED-EMIGRATION march and rally in Cork. The committee will continue to organise events (on a non-Party political basis) around the Centenary of the 1916 Rising.  Interested groups or individuals are invited … Continue reading “ROSSA IRISH REBEL”

Ionad an Phobail – a Resource Centre for the People

People are forming campaign groups and various political initiatives everywhere. Such developments are testimony to the great energy of people and their search for solutions, it is also testimony to their resistance to the many policy impositions that have taken place in recent years. In order to facilitate the development of a broad movement of … Continue reading “Ionad an Phobail – a Resource Centre for the People”

Statement on Behalf of the Board of Directors Of Newbridge Credit Union Limited

Statement on Behalf of the Board of Directors Of Newbridge Credit Union Limited Introduction: The decision by the Central Bank to obtain a High Court Order to appoint a Special Manager to Newbridge Credit Union in January 2012 and now the Transfer Order were made on an ex-parte basis.  This means that there was no … Continue reading “Statement on Behalf of the Board of Directors Of Newbridge Credit Union Limited”

BALLYHEA PROPOSALS TO LIFT IRELAND’S BANK DEBT BURDEN

The following was published by the Ballyhea/Charleville Says NO! group, a .PDF copy of this document can be downloaded here. There is a major imbalance in Ireland’s contribution to the current Europe-wide crisis. To correct that imbalance, and after consultation with several experts in the field, the Ballyhea & Charleville group, part of the growing … Continue reading “BALLYHEA PROPOSALS TO LIFT IRELAND’S BANK DEBT BURDEN”

A MODEST PROPOSAL – Jonathan Swift

Published in 1729, learn about this work of satire on Wiki. For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick. by Dr. Jonathan Swift It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel … Continue reading “A MODEST PROPOSAL – Jonathan Swift”

Letter from Ballyhea: Selling the Soul of a Nation

Ballyhea Charleville Co. Cork November 29th 2012 SELLING THE SOUL OF A NATION Dear Sir or Madam; On the eve of yet another Austerity Budget it’s timely to ask – what if we hadn’t bailed out the banks? Would we be better off, would we be worse off? I could dazzle you with numbers at … Continue reading “Letter from Ballyhea: Selling the Soul of a Nation”

Withdraw Irish Troops from Afghanistan Now: PANA

Press Statement 2nd Oct. ’12 by ‘The Peace & Neutrality Alliance‘ Withdraw Irish Troops from Afghanistan Now The Peace & Neutrality Alliance campaigned against the Afghan War 2001-2012 before it even began. We argued that the terrorist attack on the US was a horrific crime and that the criminals responsible should be brought to justice … Continue reading “Withdraw Irish Troops from Afghanistan Now: PANA”

A letter from Diarmuid O’Flynn – Ballyhea Says No!

Ballyhea Charleville Co. Cork 086 2752664 February 17th 2012 Dear Sir/Madam: IRELAND ENSLAVED                 We are an enslaved people, our function to provide funds for the major European and world financial institutions. As slaves, and in common with the people of Greece, another enslaved nation, we have no rights, we have only uses. People wonder … Continue reading “A letter from Diarmuid O’Flynn – Ballyhea Says No!”