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Top 5 Falsehoods of Irish History which Everyone Believes are Facts

The Irish nation is particularly prone to believing in historical myths. Falsehoods appear with such frequency in the country’s media and are never subjected to critical analysis that the stand as evidence of the nation’s cultural biases. Historical fallacies are mainly a product of political interference in the education curriculum, where important evidence has been…

Irish government elitist snobs attack the struggling classes

Government Snobs Increase the Poverty Penalty

In the same week when medics expressed concern about the high consumption of cannabis and its negative health effects on Ireland’s young people, the Irish government, lacking in the ability to do joined up thinking, put in place a strategy to encourage more young people to consume illicit drugs. One junior minister explained the rationale…

Rubberbandits poke ignorant fun at christianity

The Rubberbandits poke Ignorant Fun.

Unlike the Rubberbandits, the ancient Greeks has brains and put them to use trying to figure out the world and the universe. One of their big intellectual quests was to attempt to find out what life actually is. Their philosophy has come down to us in the from of transubstantiation and consubstantiation of the communion…

blindness of blindboy boatclub and the rubberbandits

The Rubberbandits and Blind Wet Fartage!

Isn’t it amazing how Blindboy, who celebrates or at least draws attention to Limerick’s reputation for criminality, gets miffed when Forbes believes the Rubberbandits! Blind indeed. The Rubberbandits made their name through lampooning Limerick’s criminal classes using a plastic shopping bag for facial disguise instead of the customary lady’s nylon tights. The net effect is…

Stephen McBride - Irish self loathing

Irish Self Loathing

More bloat has been added to the already distended corpus of Irish literature dedicated to Irish self-loathing. It is a genre of racist literature mostly written by Irish people and the latest expression to come to international attention was written by an Irishman, Stephen McBride. The American Forbes business magazine has pulled the article after…

Book Launch - Online - Friday 2nd April 2021 8pm

Book Launch – Online – Friday 2nd April 2021 8pm

The Irish Attack on Christianity – The Case for the Defence The mother and baby homes scandal is but one example of the Irish abuse of history with many of its falsities guarded from public view. All historical debates have historians on at least two sides, but Irish historical scandals are remarkable for the lack…

Critical Thinking Skills Absent at Galway University

Critical Thinking Skills Absent at Galway University

IT IS THE YOUNG WHO BELIEVE US This headline was probably the most significant comment made during a Zoom presentation hosted by An Cumann Staire, the history society of NUI, Galway last evening 11th March 2021. The event featured speeches by four former residents of Irish mother and baby homes who all agreed that it…