Dún Aonghasa | Co Galway via @stairnaheireann #IrishHistory #Ireland https://stairnaheireann.net/2023/12/02/dun-aonghasa-co-galway-3/
#OTD in 1920 – Three Bandon members of the IRA were killed in an ambush set by the Essex Regiment | @stairnaheireann #IrishHistory #Ireland https://stairnaheireann.net/2023/12/03/otd-in-1920-three-bandon-members-of-the-ira-were-killed-in-an-ambush-set-by-the-essex-regiment-7/
<5 hours to reach target. The money will be used to give a €20 present to every single child in Direct Provision in Ireland.
More about the Gift Drive at Dan's account on the other yoke
#OTD in 1921 – Dáil Cabinet Discusses Treaty Proposals | @stairnaheireann #IrishHistory #Ireland https://stairnaheireann.net/2023/12/03/otd-in-1921-dail-cabinet-discusses-treaty-proposals-7/
#OTD in Irish History | 3 December via @stairnaheireann #IrishHistory #Ireland https://stairnaheireann.net/2023/12/03/otd-in-irish-history-3-december-6/
Let me be clear, not everyone struggling with the #IrishHousingCrisis riots, but it is likely one of the fault lines used by #FarRight agitators to trigger violence especially when tied to #migration pressures
The #IrishTimes has an excellent article ⬇️ on those whose housing circumstances are challenging
12) There is no unitary explanation for last week’s #DublinRiots. Those who participated in violence had a reasons peculiar to their own experience. Much as we may wish for singular explanations, solutions to the street rage will likely be manifold, if there is enough courage to look at the event without bias and simplistic prejudice.
Let’s stipulate that the rioters did not participate motivated out of satisfaction with their current life situation.
Different conversations being had, or attempted, at the same time in this Inside Politics podcast.
I think Una Mullally is dead right, the important conversation we need to have is less about how to “solve” the immigration “problem” and more importantly asking and looking at actually why people are so angry and upset and how and by whom it is being directed and used to further these disgusting political goals.
I've been staying around Dublin 1 near where the riots happened recently.
Walking around the streets, you can feel the tension and see the lack of investment in the community and public space.
Hearing Irish politicians refuse to acknowledge the systemic failures, and instead dismiss working people as "scumbags" and "thugs", I wanted to write and share some thoughts:
'A dramatic saga filled with family secrets!' Amazon Review.
Escape to 19th Century Ireland with The Fitzgeralds of Dublin Series.
Books 1-6 box sets - http://mybook.to/FitzgeraldsBoxSets
[C'est bientôt Noël, et le temps des cadeaux]
A LA LIMITE
Textes et photographies de Charles LEMAIRE
Pour commander: https://www.publier-un-livre.com/fr/le-livre-en-papier/2612-a-la-limite
#photography #photographybook #modelphotography #socialphotography #borders #vanishingborders #ireland #northernireland #berlin #berlinwall #channel #refugeeswelcome
Booker Prize winning dystopian novel Prophet Song by #Ireland's Paul Lynch is declared 'a literary masterpiece' https://gulfnews.com/opinion/op-eds/inside-the-gripping-dystopia-of-prophet-song--a-literary-masterpiece-of-2023-1.99718804
#OTD in 1920 – Countess Markievicz was court-martialed by the British administration | @stairnaheireann #IrishHistory #Ireland
#OTD in 1921 – Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and the other plenipotentiaries return from London to present Britain’s proposed treaty draft to government colleagues | @stairnaheireann #IrishHistory #Ireland
#OTD in 1920 – Shooting of escaping Irish prisoners during the War of Independence | @stairnaheireann #IrishHistory #Ireland
Who'd have thought it: Skerries, County Dublin is the best place in the world to live, apparently.
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright...
Old Country, #art & #photography #AYearForArt #buyintoart #puzzle #Christmas #gift #history #teacher #architecture #birthday #politics #education #fediart #mastoart #mastodon #ai #twitter #socialmedia #facebook
15% Off #wallart
#Scotland #canada #NewYork #Ireland #tech #poetry #music #art
When asked to plead guilty or not guilty, Markievicz replied: “I do not recognise this court. It is not constituted legally, not being based on the authority and will of the people of Ireland but on the armed force of the enemies of the Irish Republic”. 2/2
On 2nd December 1920 Countess Markievicz was charged with conspiring to ‘organise and promote’ Fianna Éireann for the purposes of ‘committing murders of military and police; the drilling of men; the carrying and using arms; and the training of recruits for the Irish Volunteers’. 1/2
Europe’s reaction to Israel’s war on Gaza | The Listening Post
Liberation Begins Now: Time for #Palestinians to Protect Their Collective Sumud
Equally significant, the two European leaders declared that “we may decide to recognize the State of #Palestine, if the European Union does not”.
Coupled with the strong position of #Ireland...
#Israel was not pleased by the evolving European position. It immediately summoned the ambassadors of both countries and sharply ‘rebuked’ them.
Just as a casual observer, very interesting to see some Irish space science news:
#Ireland's first satellite EIRSAT-1 went on its way to orbit today.
The project's based at UCD (University College Dublin) and was launched as part of the ESA (European Space Agency) ‘Fly Your Satellite’ educational programme.
Trust Roddy Doyle to write the best obit for Shane MacGowan.
'Giants Causeway Sunset'
The Giant's Causeway at sunset, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK.
For Signed Editions:
#ireland #giantscauseway #longexposure #seascape #photography #BuyIntoArt #GiftThemArt #ArtMatters #AYearofArt #artistonmastodon
#fedigiftshop #MastoArt #wallart #gifts #giftideas #interiordecor #interiordesign #homedecor #homedecoration
#creativetoots #artbooster #davebowmanphotography
America’s Far Right Is Calling for Civil War in #Ireland - https://www.wired.com/story/far-right-calling-for-ireland-civil-war/
"Land of Confusion" is a song by the English rock band #Genesis from their 1986 album #InvisibleTouch. The music was written by the band, while the lyrics were written by guitarist #MikeRutherford. The song was the third track on the album and was the third track released as a single, reaching No. 14 in the UK in December 1986 and No. 4 in the U.S. in January 1987. It also reached the top 10 in several other countries including #Canada, #Ireland, #WestGermany.
@historyofpunkrock Here's an interview I did with Shane MacGowan in 1994 for the *Irish Post*.
I first met Shane at a *wild* Cramps gig in London in 1980 (Bryan Gregory on guitar), way before he started the Pogues. He really was an incredibly intelligent and gifted person, very well read, quite sensitive and not at all like the image the music business machinery forced upon him.
And over the years he helped and inspired me in many, many ways.
I am sad at his passing but glad that he is at his rest now. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
I was so desperate for more Pogues music that I didn't just buy doubles, I bought TRIPLES of some of their records... Probably would have done to have actually gotten a copy of every record and not missed a few instead, but oh well.
Tonight's listening party of 1!
#France said that the European Union should consider imposing sanctions on Israeli settlers who attacked Palestinians in the West Bank. One of the options raised in the past in consultations between EU member states in Brussels are to declare a black list of extremist settlers who will be denied entry to Europe.
[...] U.N. figures show that daily settler attacks have more than doubled since Hamas' surprise attack on Israel on Oct. 7 and the ensuing assault on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza. More than 200 Palestinians have been killed in the violence this year, including in attacks by settlers.
This is the first time that #France is raising the possibility of imposing sanctions against violent settlers. Previously it was countries like #Ireland, #Luxembourg and #Spain who expressed their concern.
I suspect "Fairy Tale of New York" is about to be #1 in the charts again, just in time for #Christmas
RIP, you crazy, magnificent bastard.
This week I've been mainly reading, no. 112.
Paul Lynch's #BookerPrize winning Prophet Song (2023) warns us about the precariousness of liberal society. The mother's relentless interior monologue explores how we might react as a society breaks down from authoritarian rule to civil war & eventual #migration of victims. While one might argue that this is a developing country story reset in #Ireland merely to enhance Anglo-saxon empathy, this resetting is what emphasises its warning
A heads-up for those who aren't following https://lisp.ie/events or the meetup.com profile:
Tomorrow at 18:30 will be this month's meetup of #Lisp #Ireland at https://techmeetup.space at 1 O'Connell Street Lower, #Dublin. Rafael Sadykov will present the talk "Exploring the Lisp: From Code Examples to Formal Proofs for CPU Blocks."
If you want to watch the talk but can't attend in person, it will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-THkz7lsCZg
Now reading 'Typ.ologies: Reframing Ireland’s vernacular letterform through the lens of heritage'.
"The study seeks to construct a case for preserving, promoting, and advocating for vernacular letterforms and the traditional craft of signwriting."
This is a very interesting take by Fintan O'Toole on the historical context of the recent riot in Dublin. I am not knowledgeable on the subject so I'd be interested on what others, better informed than me, make of his analysis.
What the absolute fuck? How bloody heartless can you be? Are they trying to outdo the Tories in the UK?
This is fine.
"Government looks to cut off access to homeless hostels for some immigrants"
- by Laoise Neylon in @dublininquirer
“To have one’s moral compass questioned by a country currently displacing a million and a half of its neighbours and demolishing their homes while continuing to build illegal settlements on their territory smacks of parody.”
Gift link (the Irish Times doesn’t do gift links but I’m a subscriber and I do):
Update: fixed link.
The emboldened racists who ravaged downtown Dublin will end up assaulting racial minorities and politicians if the government doesn’t shut down their extremist organizations and social media groups, Ireland’s justice minister was warned Tuesday
Stop crows walking on people.
It’s a serious problem all over the world. Crows are walking on people. In Cork, they put up signs hoping to discourage the crows, but instead the crows just walk on the signs.
Irish PM panned for saying freed hostage child Emily Hand ‘found’ after she was ‘lost’
FM Eli Cohen summons ambassador and accuses Leo Varadkar of ‘losing his moral compass’; Minister Gantz: ‘Emily was never “lost” – she was brutally kidnapped and held hostage’
Good to see #Ireland not falling for the propaganda. I really want to go and visit again, before the world disappears.
#SamCast for 11/25/23
1. #Gaza Israel/Hamas prisoner/hostage swap continues
2. #Chauvin Ex-officer stabbed in prison
3. #Ukraine Russia launches biggest drone attack since start of invasion
4. #Ireland Immigration's role in Ireland's far right
“Ireland has long laboured under the misapprehension that because we do not have a consolidated far-right party in the Dáil, there is no need to worry about their rise here in the same way other European countries do. A night like this, indeed no night more than this, should shatter that illusion forever.“
When we move to Bray, I’m thinking of starting up Small Web¹ meetups given Kitten² is maturing nicely and Domain³ should be operational within a couple of months.
So, to get a quick feel…
An absolute disgrace, does nothing but undermine the integrity of the Irish legal system. A travesty.
Diabetic accused of fatal car crash on M50 acquitted of dangerous driving causing death
#Ireland #roadDeaths #safety #justice
Ireland Region BAEM Committee Statement on the Events in Dublin on Thursday 23 November
> November 24th: Unite’s Ireland Region Black and Asian Ethnic Minorities (BAEM) Committee has issued the following statement on events in Dublin last yesterday:
Good afternoon. It's 3PM, Friday, 24th November. The headlines: A ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict has begun, with a truce starting at 7am local time. During this period, #Israel will release 150 Palestinian prisoners, while #Hamas is set to free 50 hostages. In #Ireland, riots have led to 34 arrests in #Dublin and condemnation from the Prime Minister who said the rioters acted out of hate. Oscar Pistorius has been granted parole. #BBC #News
#SamCast for 11/24/23
2. #Pistorius granted parole
3. #Ireland Prime Minister condemns anti-immigrant rioters
4. #Cosmic ray observed in Utah
An immigrant was the hero yesterday stopping the horrific attack in Dublin.
Not to mention the many immigrants working in our hospitals saving the lives of those attacked.
Don't let the far-right turn a tragedy into hateful racist scaremongering of immigrants.
Arson and violence as far-right mob riots in Dublin after stabbing incident blamed on immigration
Ireland's police commissioner Drew Harris told journalists that a "hooligan faction driven by far-right ideology" was behind the violence.