Tomás Ó Flatharta

Looking at Things from the Left

Dolours Price buried in Belfast – “A Liberator But She Never Managed To Liberate Herself” The Irish Times – Tue, Jan 29, 2013

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Dolours Price – “a liberator but she never managed to liberate herself”

Eamonn McCann’s tribute sums up this moving newspaper report – despite having major political differences, Eamonn McCann and Dolours Price remained close friends for forty years.

Bernadette McAliskey was applauded when she told shivering mourners:

“We cannot keep pretending that 40 years of cruel war, of loss, of sacrifice, of prison, of inhumanity, has not affected each and every one of us in heart and soul and spirit.

“We cannot keep pretending that the war did not hurt. It broke our hearts and it broke our bodies, it changed our perspectives and it makes every day hard.”

Carrie Twomey wrote this account of the wake and funeral for Dolours Price

Carrie Twomey : “Rest in Peace”

Clare Daly TD questioned Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore on the imprisonment without trial of Martin Corey and Marian Price in the Dáil recently.

Video Link Here :

Clare Daly TD Questions Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore about Internment Without Trial of Martin Cory and Marian Price

Daly points out that Martin Corey has spent almost 3 years in jail without being shown any evidence justifying his incarceration – Gilmore hides behind the fact that the case is subject to an appeal in the Belfast Supreme Court next February.

Sitting beside Mr Gilmore is the Dublin Central Labour TD Mr Joe Costello, Junior Foreign Affairs Minister and a former leader of the Prisoners’ Rights Organisation.  The inaction of these government deputies on this issue is utterly shameful.

What a contrast – Eamonn McCann, Bernadette McAliskey, Clare Daly – Eamon Gilmore and Joe Costello.

Update 1 (courtesy of Padraigin Drinan); Deputies Costello and Gilmore, please note :

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality”

From Dante and quoted in the MacPherson report in to the death of Stephen Lawrence.

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