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Re buskers, I realise and see that buskers add to a city, but really no amplification under ANY circumstances should be permitted. Why should one have to run a gauntlet of rubbish on amplifiers in Shop Street? Those who use them are pests and lack ability. I and many I know, now avoid Shop St. much as possible to avoid this rubbish. God help the shop workers having to listen to them. Keep buskers by all means but ban ALL amplification.
I am from Vancouver,Canada and I wanted to say that I hope that the Bill banning goods from Israeli Settlements passes in the Irish Parliament.Ireland and Palestine got a lot in common.Ireland was partitioned in 1920 and Palestine was partitioned in 1947.Both of these countries are occupied by foreign troops.The people of Ireland are strong supporters of the Palestinian People.
Hallo Mr Ciaran !
I am Polish freelance journo, i saw you like to write about human rights, so…how about this
drama and shame for Irish justice system :
Polish lass, migrant, Martha Herda serving a l i f e t i m e in Dublin’s prison :
Family still looks somebody good-hearted of Irish origin, who can help in this case, she already served 2 yrs in prison, can you help pls ? Or at least read those links. Thank you,
Justice for Martha Herda !
Your piece on Congressman King’s opposition to the Irish ban intended to boycott products from the Israeli-occupied Palestinian Territories prompted me to send him the following email, which I have disseminated on the internet, as well. Thank you very much for the piece.
Here is my email to Congressman King:
Are you not aware of the harsh and inhumane realities now prevailing against the Palestinian people at the hands of an extremist apartheid regime under Benjamin Netanyahu? For your awareness, Please listen carefully to this presentation at the U.N. https://youtu.be/BvzSv28z97o
I fully concur with, endorse, and am in solidarity with Professor Marc Lamont Hill’s admirable and sober wake-up call to conscience and reality test of a daily outrage that has persisted for decades.
We all need to be aware of the gross, repugnant and far-ranging extent to which human, civil, and property rights are being violated across the board in the name of the state of Israel by a violently ethnocentric and fanatical administration of racists and their minions, whose military actions are being enabled and amply subsidized(*) year-after-year by our American taxpayer dollars, dollars which practically speaking could and morally speaking should be productively spent and invested right here at home to meet the pressing existential needs of our fellow citizens.
Prof. Lamont Hill is speaking truth to power and is speaking on behalf of the humanity of all oppressed people in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories and elsewhere.
This is what people of conscience do.
And it is the same conscientiousness that informs what the Irish ban is intended to achieve by boycotting Israeli products that attempt to profit from an illegal and barbarous occupation of Palestinian Territories.
As someone whose vote should express the conscience of the American people, you need to get on the right side of justice and humanity, and not be an obstacle to either.
Yours for conscience and justice,
John de Clef Pineiro, Esq.
(*) The “apartheid subsidy” has already cost U.S. taxpayers well over $134 billion.
To find out what our tax dollars are used for, see the one-page Summary of “U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel” report prepared by the Congressional Research Service (April 2018):
I am an American author who has spent the past twenty-six years writing Irish history full time, specifically Irish history that relates to the IRA. In today’s uncertain political climate, the books are absolutely timely.
My first book, They Put the Flag a Flyin’ The Roscommon Volunteers, was launched in 2005 and continues to sell on our website. The website also features an index of more than two thousand names.
Since that time I have been actively engaged, along with Patsy Flanagan, researcher extraordinaire, with putting together a trilogy, Echoes of Their Footsteps. The books present a chronology, sometimes including day-by-day events, with thorough documentation, that occurred during the War of Independence, the Civil War, and the latest volume, A Rocky Road to a Republic, covering the years of 1925 to 1950. This last book is more than 700 pages long, accented by nearly 300 pictures, and includes more than 250 pages of information about men and women who were incarcerated during World War II, both in the North, in the South, and in England. There is no other book (that I know of) that includes such a thorough litany.
I would be happy to send you copies of each of the three volumes if you would like to consider them for review.
Kathleen Hegarty Thorne
Eugene, Oregon USA
P. S. What may be of interest to your readers is the fact that both Patsy Flanagan and I have roots in County Roscommon. My grandfather emigrated to the United States from Ballinaheglish and Patsy “emigrated” from Cornashinagh via Dublin to County Wexford, where he has spent his eleven years of his retirement researching this trilogy.
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