Visit of the USS Donald Cook

The following motion was before the Cobh Municipal Council on 11th April, following the visit of US navy ship, the USS Donald Cook: On the proposal of Cllr. Ó’Cadhla, it was agreed that a letter would issue to the Department of the Taoiseach seeking clarification as to whether: Government has given permission for US military … Continue reading “Visit of the USS Donald Cook”

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”

1916-2016 CENTENARY YEAR

To honour the Irishmen and Irishwomen of 1916 we must make a reality of the principles for which our forefathers laid down their lives – we must cherish the children of our nation equally, we must have unfettered control of our own destiny, we must assert our sovereign right. To do anything less is to … Continue reading “1916-2016 CENTENARY YEAR”

Letter to Constituents of Cork South Central

The solution starts here… People must be Represented, not any Political Party, Banks or other vested interests Dear Neighbour, There is a way out, we can have a bright future if we choose it. The solution starts with our accepting responsibility to do what is needed… we must stop voting for any Political Party. Successive … Continue reading “Letter to Constituents of Cork South Central”

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”

1916 – Let’s have a People’s Celebration?

Celebrate the Centenary by rebuilding the Unity of ‘Irishmen and Irishwomen’ in the great cause for which our Patriots struggled! A .PDF copy of this article can be downloaded here. Our Patriots wre self-less; they never counted the cost; they sought no fame; there was no greed; they were content to ‘scatter the seed’. Our … Continue reading “1916 – Let’s have a People’s Celebration?”

James Connolly was proud to raise the Green Flag of Ireland.

It is neither Social Class nor Philosophy, but Democracy that is the issue today Let’s make our own analysis of today’s conditions, to create a decent future is something we must do for ourselves. James Connolly made a unique and original contribution to our history. He revealed more on the fundamental truth previously highlighted, in … Continue reading “James Connolly was proud to raise the Green Flag of Ireland.”

We the People & ‘The Rebel’ – a poem by Pádraig Mac Piarais

‘The People’ are greater than those that hold them, and stronger and purer… they have but need of courage… We would like to contribute something on behalf of the people of Ireland. As concerned individuals, commentators and organisations consider the situation facing our country the discussion often degrades into critical comment on the people. Some … Continue reading “We the People & ‘The Rebel’ – a poem by Pádraig Mac Piarais”

Will Irish Unity mean the Empowerment of the People?

There is a new Page opened on Facebook, called “1 Million Voices for Irish Unity“, a thing we agree with.  It has prompted the following comment: Let’s give some thought as to how unity is going to come about, to what purpose and on what basis? James Fintan Lalor declared he “had never gone into … Continue reading “Will Irish Unity mean the Empowerment of the People?”

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”