Tomás Ó Flatharta

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The super chairperson – Joe Kelly, born April 8 1938, died Wednesday December 7 2016, Aged 78.

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Tributes are pouring in to Joe Kelly.  In future days a lot more will be written said and sung about an outstanding political activist and very firm friend.Death Notice of Joe Kelly

A small initial contribution is below, along with some other tributes seen on social media.

The mid-1980’s : The first big mass campaign where Joe Kelly and I worked together was Miscarriages of Justice, primarily the Guildford Four and Birmingham Six :  innocent Irish people in British jails, framed by the British State, sentenced to life imprisonment and no mass campaign existed.  That changed in Dublin, Joe Kelly was its heartbeat.  An enormous “Parade of Innocence” in Dublin, headed by the Diceman Thom McGinty, was one outstanding result.  Declan Gorman Writes About Dublin’s Parade of Innocence

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Violence in the USA

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Meanwhile USA Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in Belfast, commenting on Union Jack Loyalist Riots ……. Please add your own sweet words!

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December 18, 2012 at 9:50 am

Topless Royals

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September 20, 2012 at 8:38 am

Lord Ken Maginnis of Fermanagh Resigns from Ulster Unionist Party Because of a “Ladder of Bestiality”

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Lord Maginnis, a former Fermanagh Unionist MP, has walked out of the Ulster Unionist Party after a row about his anti-gay prejudices. His public comments included a baffling reference to a “ladder of bestiality” – we are in the dark on whether Ken ascends or descends this stairway? Perhaps the pictorial guide will aid us all (thanks to Liam McQuaid).

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August 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Steve Bell on claims David Cameron may have ridden Rebekah Brooks’s former police horse

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March 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

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Enda Kenny Grins For The Gintry – But Can He Stop A Referendum on the new EU Fiscal Treaty?

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Enda Kenny was one of the courtly mummers in the presence of her britannic majesty in 2011 – good practice for 2012!

See Also :

Old Kenny Apologises For Ireland to the Gintry

http://www.irishleftreview.org/2012/01/27/kenny-apologises-ireland-gintry/

UPDATE :

Enda told Nicolas he would stop an Irish Referendum on the new European Union fiscal treaty – has the Taoiseach broken another promise?

The ruling class discreetly applauds the Fine Gael leader’s broken promises to the little people – such as when he went back on a pre-election pledge to stop the closure of Roscommon Hospital.

http://www.endakenny.com/?p=213

But Enda won’t get any ear-grabs for letting down the big people – a much more serious mistake!

Article 27 and the Independent TDs

A group of Independent TDs who want Europe’s new fiscal treaty put to a referendum will seek to use a little known constitutional provision to petition the President to do so, it has emerged.
Under Article 27 of the Constitution, a Bill can be referred to a referendum if requested by at least one third of the Dáil, and a majority of the Seanad.
Donegal South West TD Thomas Pringle said he was “hopeful of achieving that requirement.”


More Here :

http://cedarlounge.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/article-27-and-the-independent-tds/

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January 31, 2012 at 10:35 pm

A mark of respect – Thu, Nov 03, 2011 – Mr Myers Writes

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November 3, 2011 at 10:25 am