Tag: Historical

“Our Misery and Despair”-Denis Kearney’s Plea for Nativism 1878

A Cork born Californian trade unionist, Denis Kearney's historical existence posits some degree of awkwardness for those using the Irish Famine as a legitimising device for contemporary mass immigration. Fleeing poverty at home Kearney made a name for himself for...

/ 26/07/2021

A Plea for Irish Legislative Independence-Henry Grattan

Speech Given to Irish Parliament, April 19, 1780. Dutifully uploaded by An Cartlann Sir, I have entreated an attendance on this day that you might, in the most public manner, deny the claim of the British Parliament to make law...

/ 27/06/2021

A Plea for an Irish Distributist State-1932

Far from the present radlib milieu the Irish Labour party in the early years of the state was arguably the greatest proponent of Catholic economic teaching.The following is the complete parliamentary speech given by William Norton TD in 1932 upon...

/ 09/05/2021

When Wilhelm Reich Inspired Solar Cults in Roscommon

"Deformity in Conformity, I Found This, I Found This" “Sorel […] reproached Maurras for being too democratic, a reproach which, at first glance, can appear paradoxical. In reality, what Sorel wanted to say is that Maurras, positivist and intellectualist, had...

/ 02/05/2021

The Glorious Day Of Clontarf

The following is an extract from A. M. Sullivan's Story of Ireland (1883) recounting the Irish victory at Clontarf on this day in 1014. The High King of Ireland Brian Boru soon became fully aware of the scheme at which...

/ 23/04/2021

James “Lugs” Branigan: Lessons from An Era of Paternal Policing

At his retirement dinner in 1973, Chief Superintendent of the Gardaí Patrick Malone — a man not known for exaggerated statements — described Branigan as “one of those people who become a legend in their own time”. Born in 1910...

/ 08/04/2021