Tag: irish history

Kathleen Funchion- ‘Mother and baby homes were not homes, they were detention centres’.

Bias and Prejudice Unbridled on Children’s Committee

When welcoming the report, it was obvious that Kathleen Funchion had not read it… Speaking in the Dáil  Éireann debate on the 13th of January, the day following the public release of the final report of the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes, Kathleen Funchion (Sinn Féin), Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee…

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…

Mother and Baby Homes - False History Debunked

Mother and Baby Homes

It has been called a holocaust, mass murder of babies with tales of abuse by a small but influential cabal of the country’s axe grinders. What does it say about Ireland’s  historians when the country’s most decorated historian is not a historian and the taxpayer, a turkey that has allowed itself to be plucked of…