Mad Irish Feminists in the age of unreason

Mad Irish Feminists going off Half-Cocked over Tampon Ad Ban.

The loonie fringe of Irish Feminism Róisín Ingle went off half-cocked recently in her article published in the Irish Times with the screaming headline ‘I’m menstruating as I write this. And I’m mad as all bloody hell’. What was the cause of her madness? The decision by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) to…

When dissenting voices are kept silent by abuse and thuggery, alarm bells roar loudly

The Enforced Silence of the Dissenters

Historians Silence on False History The Tuam Children’s Home or to give it its full title, St. Mary’s Home, Tuam was not exclusively a mother and baby home. It functioned as a refuge for mothers and their children and abandoned and unwanted children which included disabled children. It is called a mother and baby home…

False History - there were no Irish slaves

The War on Irish history – Irish Slavery

In recent years, the Irish nation has been at war with its own history, due mainly to the inevitable pendulum swing away from post-independence nationalism, back towards colonial perspectives, and a plethora of Irish cultural biases. One of the exemplar battles fought in this war was/is the issue of Irish slavery. It has long been…

Anti Irish Racism - White Ni**ers

The Slave Debunker Debunked!

Debunking a claimed Historical Debunking – Slave myth Part 1 Recently a post on Irish History’s Facebook page carried out a learning exercise to gauge readers reactions to 1. historical anti-Irish racism and 2. as the rider at the end of the article states, what about the claim that the Irish were not slaves. The…

Hart Island burial NY

Irish independent Adding Fuel to the Fire

Coronavirus: Pictures emerge of temporary mass graves in New York as US Covid-19 death toll surpasses 16,500 (Irish independent April 10th 2020) Classic sensationalism from the Irish Independent. Every day people are buried in mass graves on Hart Island in New York. These were once called pauper burials but are now known as public health…

Millennials - Imagination replaces knowledge

Imagination Replaces Knowledge

Poor quality thinking is much in evidence these days, especially in the media, both traditional and non-traditional. One recent exemplar is the present day re-interpretation of John Lennon’s song, ‘Imagine’, mostly by the younger generations. For them, it is a ‘terrible song’, ‘an absolutely horrible song’, ‘a shit song’, ‘garbage’ and more. All these young…

Carl Sagan Mythmaker high priest of atheism

Carl Sagan – Mythmaker & the Priests of Science

America’s most popular science writer was a lousy historian! Carl Sagan (1934-1996) was a revered and immensely popular public figure around the time of the Space Race. He was a gifted communicator whose mass appeal arose from his style, skill and ability to bring his audience on a journey of the imagination, regaining their childhood…

American women protest England's reign of terror in Ireland

Debunked – Historical Misogyny

Una Mullally writing for the Irish Times asks “Out of 697 Dublin mayors, why have only eight been women?” Una did not intend to dispel the false notion of Ireland historically being a misogynistic nation but for those who can peer past the excitable headline, that is exactly what she achieved. Written for women’s day…

Garden-of-Rememberence Statue of the Children of Lir

Little Mistakes Grow into Big False Impressions

Little mistakes that go unchallenged are one of the primary contributors to false history. Here is one which is not easily spotted in the ITV news. There is a little bit of sexism in thrown into this ITV news article which claims that an Irish memorial was dedicated to Irishmen. The memorial is at the…

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