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What you want to say – 24th November 2021 November 24, 2021

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As always, following on Dr. X’s suggestion, it’s all yours, “announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose”, feel free.

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1. Tomboktu - November 24, 2021

GMIT and Letterkenny are to become the Atlantic Technological University, eh? What a name. Did somebody in Letterfrack want to leave open the possibility that colleges in Newfoundland or Senegal could join the fold?

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EWI - November 24, 2021

GMIT and Letterkenny are to become the Atlantic Technological University

There’s a real problem in technical colleges trying to evolve to become ‘real’ universities. The DIT started this with a campaign through the Nineties, and its conclusion defeats their originally-intended purpose.

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banjoagbeanjoe - November 24, 2021

“Did somebody in Letterfrack want to leave open the possibility that colleges in Newfoundland or Senegal could join the fold?”

🙂 🙂 🙂

First Galway and Mayo, then … the world.

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2. terrymdunne - November 24, 2021

I’ll have weekly articles up on the Laois local studies site over the next while, on the revolution in Laois, here are the first two:

https://laoislocalstudies.ie/maryborough-to-portlaoise-1-the-prison/

https://laoislocalstudies.ie/maryborough-to-portlaoise-2-the-market-square/

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WorldbyStorm - November 24, 2021

Fantastic, I’ll put up a post linking to them!

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terrymdunne - November 24, 2021

Thanks. More workers’ movement related content later in the series which will run into next spring, including on the Portarlington Lock-Out, the rise (and almost fall) of the ITGWU, shop workers, Cissie Cahalan of the shop workers’ union & Kathleen Muldowney – Gaelic League/I.N.T.O. who I think was the first female candidate for local govt. election in Laois.

Incidentally in the June 1922 ‘pact’ election the Labour candidate for Leix-Offaly , Willie Davin, got 46.54% of the poll – which I think is the highest ever recorded for an Irish Labour candidate? (there were no anti-Treaty candidates so he was the sole opposition, however he still topped the poll in the next, more contested, election).

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3. sonofstan - November 24, 2021

Heading to Dublin for a flying visit at the weekend, cup final related. Bringing as many free antigen tests as I can carry 🙂

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banjoagbeanjoe - November 24, 2021

Great buzz around for the Cup Final. Looks like near enough a full house at the Aviva. Far cry from cup finals in decades gone by with two or three thousand in attendance.
Bohs really are a thing now. So much of a thing that the contrarian in me wants to start supporting Shels.

Stay safe SoS.

PS: Don’t tell me antigen tests are free in Brexitania?

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4. banjoagbeanjoe - November 24, 2021

Reading Sally Rooney’s latest and drinking coffee. Getting a buzz from both.
I suggested “May the revolution be swift and brutal” as a tagline for CLR when I read her last one. But chef thought it might put off some middle class dilettantes who thought that the revolution could be achieved without the ruling class being on the receiving end of a bit of revolutionary brutality.
So here’s a line from her current book, spoken by one of the protagonists in a conversation about Marxism and communism in a pub among a group of twenty or early thirty somethings (probably all Bohs fans): “The future is bright for the working class”.

Any seconders for “The future is bright for the working class” as a new tagline for the CLR?

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5. banjoagbeanjoe - November 24, 2021
banjoagbeanjoe - November 24, 2021

Two seats on for SF in Carlow Kilkenny next time out?

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WorldbyStorm - November 24, 2021

Interesting. Not great for the LP. Would SF put forward a newbie as an election candidate? Hmmm…

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6. Paul Culloty - November 24, 2021

Can’t remember Irish diplomatic staff being expelled from a country for many years – appears merely calling for a ceasefire sees a government labelled pro-Tigrayan:

https://www.dfa.ie/news-and-media/press-releases/press-release-archive/2021/november/statement-by-the-department-of-foreign-affairs-on-ethiopia.php

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7. banjoagbeanjoe - November 24, 2021

Of course they would. In fact – shock, horror – that was probably clarified with and by Mr Hynes before he jumped ship.
Funcheon is Carlow-based I think.
Hynes is Kilkenny-based.
The perfect combination to try for two seats.

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banjoagbeanjoe - November 24, 2021

Sorry. That was supposed to be a comment on the discussion of Denis Hynes leaving Labour and joining SF.

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Jc - November 24, 2021

Kathleen Funchion is from Kilkenny city.

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banjoagbeanjoe - November 24, 2021

Ah. Ok. Thanks. The best laid plans gang oft astray.

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8. Tomboktu - November 25, 2021

I haven’t worked out the terminology for this, but…

I always used the word “likely” when it is followed by something with the words “to be”: “X is likely to be y”, but used the word “probably” with out the words “to be”: “X is probably y“.

I have noticed that American speakers used them in the same way, without the “to be”: “X is likely y“.

This morning, an RTÉ reporter used “likely” in that American way.

(Not earth shattering, but disturbing enough to post a comment on cedarlounge.)

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WorldbyStorm - November 25, 2021

Love to see language change but I wonder what linguistic pressure is leading to that (in RTÉ!)?

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9. EWI - November 25, 2021

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Barbados, a former British colony, will next week ditch Queen Elizabeth as head of state, breaking its last remaining imperial bonds with Britain nearly 400 years since the first English ship arrived at the Caribbean island.

Barbados casts the removal of Elizabeth II, who is queen of Barbados and 15 other realms including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Jamaica, as a sign of confidence and a way to finally break with the demons of its colonial history.

“This is the end of the story of colonial exploitation of the mind and body,” said Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, a Barbadian historian. He said this was a historic moment for Barbados, the Caribbean and all post-colonial societies.

“The people of this island have struggled, not only for freedom and justice, but to remove themselves from the tyranny of imperial and colonial authority,” said Beckles, vice-chancellor of The University of the West Indies.

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/new-republic-is-born-barbados-celebrates-ditching-britains-queen-2021-11-24/

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WorldbyStorm - November 25, 2021

Global Britain huh?

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EWI - November 25, 2021

Global Britain huh?

The US doesn’t need an interlocutor any more, and why would you accept the UK as a middleman, skimming off the deal?

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WorldbyStorm - November 25, 2021

+1

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10. yourcousin - November 25, 2021

It’s that day again. I’m thankful for the CLR and all who lurk here.

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11. Tomboktu - November 26, 2021

oops Priti Patel’s invitation to the summit in France has been cancelled

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12. Paul Culloty - November 26, 2021

Can’t see there being many votes in Eurofederalism here, but the more parties, the merrier:

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13. Wes Ferry - November 26, 2021

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14. EWI - November 27, 2021

Cap-doffing ahoy:

Irish aviation to recognise bravery of US air force in Kabul evacuations

Irish aviation will recognise the bravery of the US air force crew of a Boeing C-17 Globemaster for flying 823 refugees, including 186 children, from Kabul, Afghanistan, to Qatar in August.

Organisers of the first Kinsale Aviation Festival will on Saturday give its 2021 Aviation Valour Award to the crew […] The citation states that the crew used their “judgment and flying skill to conduct the safe departure of this remarkable flight” displaying valour in aviation and breaking records for the number of passengers carried by the aircraft.

Backed by aircraft lessor Avolon, stockbroker Goodbody and the Irish Historic Flight Foundation, the Kinsale Aviation Festival will feature a plenary session on Saturday, followed by gatherings in some of the Co Cork town’s restaurants later […]

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/irish-aviation-to-recognise-bravery-of-us-air-force-in-kabul-evacuations-1.4740081

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15. Paul Culloty - November 27, 2021

FG consistently in the low twenties across the various pollsters now:

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WorldbyStorm - November 28, 2021

Thanks Paul, appreciate you posting that link. That’s got to be worrying for FG and a lot of others!

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WorldbyStorm - November 28, 2021

Interesting the SDs are so robust

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WorldbyStorm - November 28, 2021

Am I wrong in thinking it’s c 12 % for Ind/others?

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16. Alibaba - November 28, 2021

It seems several thousand protested in Dublin yesterday over Covid-19 public health restrictions, and with a strong anti-vaccine bent. But I must admit that when they were marching from Parnell Square to D’Olier Street before turning into Westmoreland Street and going towards the GPO for a rally, they made a point.

Leftist protests going from Parnell Square and marching in the direction of the quays while crossing over the Liffey to head towards Merrion Square where demonstrators meet empty streets are ill-advised. A wraparound demo returning to the city centre makes more sense to me.

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17. Michael Carley - November 30, 2021

Guardian includes employers’ redbaiting verbatim in its report on our strike starting tomorrow.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/nov/30/uk-universities-hit-by-strike-action-over-pay-and-pensions

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WorldbyStorm - November 30, 2021

And with no analysis at all. Pretty damn poor.

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Michael Carley - November 30, 2021

And including this:

But vice-chancellors are showing no signs of compromising, with some angry at the union’s actions and the failure of negotiations. “I don’t care if it’s bloody, as long as the blood spills within the union,” said one vice-chancellor.

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WorldbyStorm - December 1, 2021

So any old crap from the administration side quoted without named attribution. Lovely.

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