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The Irish Convention, 1917-1918: A Centenary Symposium July 21, 2017

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25 — 26 JULY 2017
Regent House and Trinity Long Room Hub,
Trinity College Dublin

In the wake of the Easter Rising, Lloyd George summoned a
convention of representative Irishmen to try to solve the ‘Irish
question’. To mark the centenary of the Irish Convention, the
Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History will host a two-day
Symposium to examine what the Convention hoped to achieve,
and the reasons why it failed. The Symposium will also address
the Convention’s legacy, particularly in terms of how all-party talks have shaped the recent history of this island.

Our symposium will open in Regent House where the
Convention met, and contributors will include:
Bertie Ahern, John Bruton, Ian d’Alton, David Dickson,
Anne Dolan, Patrick Geoghegan, Michael Laffan,
Martin Mansergh, Conor Morrissey, Eunan O’Halpin,
Patrick Maume, Margaret O’Callaghan, Fionnuala Walsh,
Bernadette Whelan, Padraig Yeates.
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Trinity Irish Convention 1917 Programme

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1. EWI - July 21, 2017

Is Martin Mansergh playing the role of sole republican attendee in this ‘Convention’?

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2. Joe - July 21, 2017

Just putting this link here cos it kinda suits the thread http://digital.libraries.dublincity.ie/vital/access/manager/Collection/vital:92

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3. Joe - July 21, 2017

Facebook historian friend of mine is posting about the Loyalism in Context conference which she is attending. She has a piece up on a paper from John Regan. She says Regan has added some sophistication to Hart’s and Fitzpatrick’s work on the decline of Protestant populations post 1922. She says after Regan’s talk, a member of the audience had a right good go at him, said audience member being from a Border Protestant family that moved north. Sounds like fun.

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EWI - July 21, 2017

You need to have better friends, Joe, and not of the Trinity type.

‘Said audience member’ was a northern loyalist skinhead, who proceeded to loudly heckle Regan all through his Q&A, while a smirking Brian Walker was sitting beside and egged on by the TCD and QUB contingents.

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EWI - July 21, 2017

This Northern rent-a-mob warmed up first, of course, by attacking the southern Protestant speakers of the previous session, who had asserted that the southern experience wasn’t bad. In fairness to Ian d’Alton and the lady, they stood their ground against this attempt at intimidation.

This ‘West Brit’ conference in two weeks is going to be an absolute shitstorm, if this is the sort of unwelcome attention even a better, genuinely academic conference is attracting.

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EWI - July 21, 2017

And if by ‘sophistication’ you mean ‘once more, utterly demolish’ then yes.

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Joe - July 21, 2017

Oh dear. I should have used inverted commas in my post. They were my friend’s words, not mine. The “sophistication” comment was hers. And guess what, she’s a southern Protestant. Quite likely she was one of “the southern Protestant speakers of the previous session, who had asserted that the southern experience wasn’t bad.”

I need to get better friends do I, EWI? And “not of the Trinity type”. Get back in here from the 1950’s would you, you f***ing arsehole.

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EWI - July 21, 2017

I need to get better friends do I, EWI? And “not of the Trinity type”. Get back in here from the 1950’s would you, you f***ing arsehole.

Given that your usual commentary here about such things is usually of the smarmy persuasion, I’d say that the onus is on you to be clearer in future. So yes, ‘inverted commas’ please.

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EWI - July 21, 2017

And guess what, she’s a southern Protestant.

Guess what, you’re assuming that I’ve no relation to that religious persuasion myself (as one or two others here have).

Guess what, you’re wrong.

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WorldbyStorm - July 22, 2017

Aren’t we actually all agreeing on this? And I too have southern Protestant relatives (indeed I had the happy good luck to be brought to both Service and Mass for many years on concurrent Sundays in my youth. Enjoyed both).

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EWI - July 22, 2017

Aren’t we actually all agreeing on this?

It would appear that we are.

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4. roddy - July 22, 2017

How dare you EWI, Joe is never wrong!

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