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Sunday and other Media Stupid Statements from this week… January 26, 2020

Posted by guestposter in Uncategorized.

The vitriolic reaction of so many Fianna Fáil TDs and councillors to the attempt by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to organise a commemoration for the policemen of the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police who were killed during the War of Independence was an ominous development.It indicated that the aggressive nationalism of the Haughey era is still alive and well in the party.


The emotive rhetoric used by the Fianna Fáil objectors to any form of commemoration for the members of the RIC and DMP chimed with that used by Sinn Féin.
It indicated that many in both parties share a view of the past which runs counter to the efforts at inclusivity which have characterised the Decade of Commemorations to date.

Wow. Just wow.

And perhaps this isn’t stupid. Just disturbing:

[right-wing newsite] Gript’s editor, John McGuirk, on Thursday night said that AIQ does not have any access to his website’s social media data. He said the firm was helping his publication attract new readers by analysing data from its current readership. “What we’re trying to do in getting as much data as possible [about readers] is profile them, figure out the common threads that bring them to us, and reach other readers and bring them to us,” he told The Irish Times.


1. Gearóid Clár - January 26, 2020

Sad to see that Collins is still banging on about the foiled commemoration. So many other things worthy of focus and analysis in the state.


WorldbyStorm - January 26, 2020



2. EWI - January 26, 2020

Speaking of ‘efforts at inclusivity’, here we go for celebrating the National Army and the Free State:

Commemorating the past
As we come to the centenaries of the founding of the State and of Óglaigh na hÉireann, we will commission medals for serving personnel to commemorate these important events in our nation’s history

Page 88, https://election2020.finegael.ie/pdf/FG_GE20_Manifesto.pdf


3. roddy - January 27, 2020

Apparently in the Irish Times,Anne Harris says “glamour is the quality he shares with the Sussexes” (referring to Leo)!


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