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Old August 16th, 2008 #61
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Thumbs up Hail Ireland !

The only thing is I wish it would remove that overtly Talmudic website known as Jihad Watch off its link list. An Irish NS activist should only care about removing Jews from society as their first priority. Otherwise, the blog is quite good. I already posted one article from the blog in this news thread, but I just wanted to put it out there once again.
Old August 17th, 2008 #62
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Default Ballymurphy Massacre Mural Unveiled

LORD Mayor of Belfast, Tom Hartley, unveiled a mural on Saturday to highlight the campaign for truth and justice by the families of those killed in the Ballymurphy massacre in 1971.

The new mural is at the bus terminus at the junction of the Whiterock and Springfield Roads, and following the unveiling around 200 people – including West Belfast MP Gerry Adams – joined the families for a walk for truth around the spots where each of the 11 killings took place.

Event organiser Liam Stone said: “We gave a brief run-down of what happened at each spot, and relatives of those killed spoke about what it meant to the families to have lost a family member.

“Each time we stopped local people came out and talked about their own memories of what happened.
“This is another stage in our campaign for a public apology and international investigation into the killings,” added Liam.

Lord Mayor of Belfast Tom Hartley said: “The campaign by the families goes on and this mural will play some part in publicising their long campaign.
“I commend them on their efforts and am proud to have been asked to unveil the mural.”

Eleven West Belfast residents were shot dead over a three-day period by rampaging British soldiers in Ballymurphy in 1971. Relatives of the dead want an independent international investigation into the killings and are demanding the British government apologises and admits those shot dead were innocent.

Some of the soldiers who took part in the killing spree went on to kill 14 civilians in Bloody Sunday in Derry six months later.
Old August 18th, 2008 #63
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Default Risible lies about immigrants no substitute for honest debate

By Kevin Myers
Friday August 15 2008

D'you know -- and for reasons you might possibly soon understand -- I was rather hoping that someone else was going to pick up on a story which appeared when I was on my summer break. But no one did. Hmmm. I wonder why? Ah well, into the valley of death, et cetera.

Last week, the figures appeared for the numbers of people receiving full state-subsidy for rental accommodation in Ireland. Nearly 40pc of them are immigrants. Most of these are EU nationals, and are entitled by law to the same benefits as are Irish nationals. So, the 3,061 British-born people who are getting their accommodation paid for by the state are enjoying no more than the rights which Irish people in Britain would get. Indeed, the British are top of the league of foreigners who are claiming rent allowance. And this is not surprising, for they are also the most numerous foreign group, numbering some 112,000, according to the 2006 census.

Second in the list of foreign groups availing of free accommodation, courtesy of the State, are who? Citizens of fellow EU states, such as the Poles, the Latvians, the Czechs or Slovaks? No, indeed not. The people who come second in the rent-allowance league table are the Nigerians -- barely less than the British, with 3,024 claimants. But whereas the British figure constitutes just 2.7pc of the total population of Britons living here, the figure for Nigerians is 18.6pc of their total Irish population of 16,300. Alas, just how many more Nigerian dependents are the beneficiaries of the rent allowances that are being granted to the 3,024 family-heads, I cannot say.

Now this reliance upon the state for the accommodation of so many Nigerians reflects another rather uncomfortable truth which was revealed in the 2006 census, but which has never -- so far as I know -- been highlighted in the media. It is this: contrary to almost all predictions about the impact of immigrants upon an economy, a majority of Nigerians are not economically active at all. For even at the height of the boom, in 2006, only 38pc over the age of 15 were at work.

Maybe this is because so many are too old for work? Not so. There are almost no Nigerians over 50. Their average age is 26.6, with some 10,000 between the ages of 25 and 44. Yes, there are a large number of Nigerian children (3,845 under fifteen), but that figure of 38pc at work is a percentage of the over-15s only. The equivalent working proportions are: Poles, 84pc; Lithuanians, 82pc; and Latvians 82pc. On the other hand, the figures for rental-subsidy (remember: Nigerians 18.6pc) are Poles, 1.5pc; Lithuanians, 3pc; and Latvians, 4.3pc.

Now, you may think that what you have read so far has required a colossal amount of sleuthing -- not so. Most of these figures were presented in five separate national profiles -- British, Latvian, Polish, Lithuanian, Nigerian -- by the Central Statistics Office in its report on the 2006 census, no doubt to make life easier for us baffled, thicko, journalists. Yet so far as I can see, no other journalist has chosen to use the startling CSO revelations, leading to the first of many questions, all of them beginning -- why?

Why are so many people, from a country to which we have no moral or legal or historical obligations, living off this state? Why are they being allowed through immigration, if they have no jobs to go to? Why are they choosing to come to Ireland, when 20 countries or more lie between their homeland and ourselves? And finally, and perhaps most important of all, why is no one else asking why? Why did no one else pick up on the immigration digest so thoughtfully provided by the CSO?

Is it because we are too polite? Too timid? Too stupid? Too scared about being called racist? Which is all very well, but such intellectual and emotional repression does not usually end benignly. In place of openly spoken and verifiable truths, risible lies are whispered and believed, such as that "asylum seekers" are given free driving lessons and even cars, or that the ducks in public parks are vanishing because immigrants are catching and eating them. The acceptance of such gibberish is the foot-in-the-door of racist scaremongering, and can only happen in the dark of media-contrived ignorance, and all usually ending in tears.

For the real issue is not the number of Nigerians living here, nor even the absurd and unacceptable dependency of so many of them on this State. No, it is the abject refusal of the Irish people, both through the media and the Dail, to have an open debate about the biggest issue facing this country. Instead, to judge from events this time last year, our national broadcaster will soon be accusing the Catholic Church of racism -- either for wanting Catholic children in its Catholic schools, or for not preparing places for African children who were not even in Ireland when the school rolls were being filled. And, naturally, for this is Ireland, it's professionally far more rewarding for the media to go on an easy, Catholic-bashing spree than it is to inquire into the complex and possibly discomfiting truths about immigration.
Old August 30th, 2008 #64
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Who murdered this girl?

New garda appeal in Raonaid murder case
Friday, 29 August 2008 19:30

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information into the murder of Raonaid Murray nine years ago.

Thousands of people have been interviewed since the apparently motiveless motive of the Glenageary teenager in September 1999, but so far the identity of Raonaid's killer remains unknown.

A garda appeal in 2007 prompted a number of people to come forward with information.

Raonaid left Scott's Public house in Dun Laoghaire at 11.20pm on Friday, 3 September. Her body was found at Silchester Crescent, Glenageary only 450 metres from her home at 12.40am.

Gardai believe the 17-year-old was attacked between midnight and 12.10am. The walk from Dun Laoghaire takes approximately 15 minutes and there is a period of between 20 to 35 minutes in Raonaid's last movements that have not been accounted for.

Many of the people in the area that night were in their late teens and early 20s. These people are now in their 20s and 30s and Gardaí believe there may still be some people with vital information who have not come forward.

A garda spokesperson said that those people, who may now be parents themselves, may be in a better position to come forward with information.

The Murray family has also appealed to the public for any information which may lead to the arrest of Raonaid's killer.

The family urged anybody with information to contact the Garda Incident room at Dun Laoghaire, on 01-6665012 or the Garda Confidential line at 1800 666 111.
Old September 8th, 2008 #65
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Default Scoil Éanna

PÁDRAIG PEARSE, President of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic proclaimed in 1916, was a talented writer, an Irish-language activist and a pioneering educationalist.

From his early days in Conradh na Gaeilge, Pearse had a keen interest in education in Ireland. Under his editorship from 1903, the Conradh newspaper, An Claidheamh Soluis, devoted much attention to the issue.

In 1905, Pearse visited Belgium and made a detailed study of that country’s bilingual education system. He wrote a series of articles for An Claidheamh Soluis in which he set out the success of bilingual education. He advocated such a system for Ireland as the means of restoring Irish as the language of the people.

While others baulked at the challenge, Pearse’s enthusiasm for setting up a school which could prove the worth of a truly Irish education system only increased. He was determined to take on the task himself and sought support among people across the Irish Ireland movement.

Pearse had three main aims for his school: to provide a comprehensive education, not simply preparation for exams; instruction through the medium of Irish; a truly Irish education for pupils who would be active citizens.


In the autumn of 1908, Pearse fulfilled his ambition and opened his school at Cullenswood House, Oakley Road, in the Dublin suburb of Ranelagh. Pearse was headmaster and Thomas MacDonagh was assistant headmaster.

On the day the school opened, it had 40 pupils but this rose to twice that number by the end of the first year. Among the teaching staff were Pádraig’s brother, Willie, who taught Art, and his sister, Margaret, who taught French and helped to administer the school along with their mother. Another sister, Mary Brigid, taught Music.

Pearse wrote in 1909 that there was hardly a boy in the school “who does not come from a home which has traditions of work and sacrifice for Ireland, traditions of literary, scholarly or political service”.

The following year, finding Cullenswood House too restricted for the school, Pearse moved Scoil Éanna to The Hermitage, an 18th century house in what was then the countryside of Rathfarnham.

A school for girls, Scoil Íde, run on the same lines as Scoil Éanna, was opened in Cullenswood House. In 1912, Pearse summed up his views of the English education system in Ireland and the alternative in a lecture later published as The Murder Machine.

While the new location was ideal for Scoil Éanna, the cost left Pearse heavily in debt. He had poured all his own limited resources into the school. In early 1914, he undertook a lecture tour in the United States which saved the school from closing. In November that year, the Irish Volunteers were founded and the staff and many of the older pupils in Scoil Éanna became deeply involved in the independence movement.

Students and former students took part in the Easter Rising. Of the staff, Pádraig and Willie Pearse and Thomas MacDonagh were executed, as was Con Colbert, who had given physical training instruction at Scoil Éanna. The school was later revived but was never to match its achievements under its founder.

Scoil Éanna opened on 8 September 1908, 100 years ago this week.
Old September 11th, 2008 #67
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Thumbs up Blacks face job discrimination: ESRI study

An ESRI analysis has shown that black immigrants are nine times more likely to be unemployed than Irish nationals and are seven times more likely to be discriminated against when seeking a job.

The report says that non-Irish nationals living in Ireland are three times more likely to have experienced discrimination while looking for work than Irish nationals.

In addition, all migrants from non-English speaking countries face a higher risk of unemployment, and report greater difficulties in accessing employment.

Immigrants from English speaking countries do not differ in their reported experience of discrimination from Irish nationals, while those from non-English speaking countries do.


Old September 11th, 2008 #68
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Thumbs down Irish Times: Controversial M3 motorway through Tara may open early

Controversial M3 motorway through Tara may open early

The Irish Times - Friday, September 12, 2008


THE CONTROVERSIAL M3 motorway is understood to be nearly a year ahead of schedule and it is hoped it may open to traffic in advance of the official completion date of June 2010. The progress on the project has been welcomed by Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey, who is a TD for Co Meath.

However environmental group TaraWatch has repeated its call for the scheme to be cancelled and a heritage trail to be created, which, it said, would bring more benefit to the county. The motorway passes through the rich archaeological landscape of the Tara-Skryne valley. Last year a national monument was discovered in the middle of one of the lanes of the motorway itself.

Mr Dempsey said: “I am acutely aware of the pressures that Meath- based commuters face day in, day out and I know what a difference this new motorway will make to their quality of life once it is completed. We all want to cut journey times and travel on safer roads. The M3 will deliver on both of these fronts.” This was reiterated by the road safety officer for Meath County Council, Michael Finnegan, a retired Garda chief superintendent. “The sooner it is completed the better,” he said. “Motorways are acknowledged as being the safest type of roads and I welcome the progress made on the M3.”

However, Vincent Salafia, TaraWatch spokesman, said: “I believe this is spin and the motorway is not due to open until 2011. We are in uncertain times and this is a waste of taxpayers’ money.” He claimed the current economic climate meant the project was now “economically unviable”. Instead the group wanted a heritage trail or park developed, which, it said, would economically benefit the county more than the motorway.

Meath County Council has disagreed, saying the motorway would boost the county as a prime business location. “The M3 will open up the heart of the county and Navan, Kells and north Meath should benefit greatly from improved access to the wider Dublin region and beyond,” the council’s director of economic development, Kevin Stewart, said.

A well-placed source close to the project said it was going “exceptionally well”. It is estimated that building works are at least 10 months ahead of schedule. The National Roads Authority declined to comment. The 60km motorway will link Clonee, in south Meath, with Kells, in the north of the county, and will bypass Dunshaughlin, Navan and Kells, with a toll at either end. It will take traffic from the existing N3 Dublin-Cavan road, one of the principal routes linking Dublin to the northwest and one of the busiest primary routes in the country.

Old September 12th, 2008 #69
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Thumbs down Cutbacks cast doubts over language centre

Thursday September 11 2008

THE establishment of an Irish language education centre first announced for Ballyvourney nine years ago is in serious doubt due to government cutbacks over the economic downturn.

In March 2007, former Education minister Mary Hanafin announced that four staff were to be assigned to the proposed Ballyvourney centre, and that €1 million was to be allocated to an Comhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG), the advisory body who would be responsible for the resource.

COGG have since maintained that the allocated €1 million was not for the Baile Bhúirne centre or for the employment of any staff there, and the money is already being spent by COGG at its Dublin base.

Rather than employing any additional staff in Ballyvourney, COGG chief executive Muireann Ní Mhóráin says the group will be losing one of four staff in Dublin, due to an employee leaving, and the money not being there to hire anybody else.

Ms Ní Mhóráin revealed that the Ballyvourney posts “were announced, not sanctioned,” with no movement on the recruitment of staff since the jobs were mentioned 18 months ago.

On top of that, COGG received a Dept of Education and Science directive on 22 August, instructing it to cut recruitment and payroll costs so as to achieve an overall cost reduction of 3% in 2009.

It was intended that COGG would have offices in a refurbished Coláiste Íosagáin in Baile Bhúirne, and that the four appointed staff would be provided with temporary accommodation in a prefabricated building on the nearby Údarás na Gaeltachta industrial estate.

Údarás applied for planning permission for the prefab building last January, and Cork County Council have sought further information twice since in relation to the development.

Meanwhile, COGG have been offered more temporary accommodation where the Óige na Gaeltachta youth organisation is located in Baile Bhúirne until the prefab building is ready, but with a halt being put to staff recruitment it looks like there will be no Irish language education centre, and/or no one to work there in 2009, ten years after the then Education Minister, Micheál Martin, first announced it in 1999.
Old September 16th, 2008 #70
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Default Proclamation of Independence

In what appears to be further proof that immigrants can not speak English and are not Intergrating with Irish we have the Department of the Taoiseach now translating Historial Irish Texts for them.

The Department of the Taoiseach have decided to provide a copy of the Forfhógra na Saoirse (Proclamation of Independence) in POLISH & CHINESE!

Why should the IRISH GOVERNMENT be printing our sacred documents in Polish and Chinese?

Republika Irlandii___________________________Rząd TymczasowyOF THE Irlandzkiej Republiki Ludowej

Irlandczycy I Irlandki: W imię Boga I zmarłych pokoleń, od których otrzymała swą dawną tradycję narodową Irlandia, za naszym pośrednictwem, zwołuje dzieci pod swój sztandar I zrywa do walki o niepodległość.

Zorganizowawszy I wyćwiczywszy swych mężów przez tajną organizację rewolucyjną, Irlandzkie Bractwo Republikańskie, oraz prez jawne organizacje militarne, Ochotników Irlandzkich I Irlandzką Armię Obywatelską, cierpliwie ćwicząc karność, świadomie czekając na właściwą chwilę swojego objawienia, korzysta teraz z chwili I wspierana przez swe wygnane dzieci w Ameryce I przez swych dzielnych sprzymierzeńców w Europie zrywa się ona z pełną wiarą w zwycięstwo.


What is even more strange is according to official CSO statistics, Ireland would appear not to have a large Chinese Population, however again our Government seem to think they should publish this text in Chinese!

爱尔兰共和国___________________________临时政府爱尔兰共和国 致爱尔兰人民


Posted by Migration Watch Ireland at 1:01 PM

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Old September 18th, 2008 #71
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Thumbs down Culture Night ...

Brazilian samba dancers turned up the heat on the plinth at Leinster House yesterday as organisers put the finishing touches to the country's first Culture Night.

Leas-Ceann Comhairle of the Dail Brendan Howlin and Cathaoirleach of the Seanad Pat Moylan posed with performers who braved the autumn chill in colourful two-pieces and feather headpieces.

The gates of Leinster House will be among the venues opened to the public tomorrow as part of hundreds of free events taking place in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.

But the entertainment will be a lot more reserved on the night, with award-winning Irish chamber choir the Mornington Singers, harpist Anne-Marie O'Farrell, accordionist Dermot Dunne and violinist Elaine Clarke performing.

Up to 200,000 people are expected to visit galleries, theatres, museums, studios, and parks around the country which will open their doors until 11pm.

Organiser Grainne Millar, of Temple Bar Cultural Trust, said: "We hope that young and old alike will get into their city for Culture Night and explore the incredible range of free events on offer.''
Old September 19th, 2008 #72
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Default Pro immigration group attempts to label “100% Irish” sticker as racist

100% Irish sticker is racist for pro immigration group

The Committee on Racism and Interculturalism wants to see a stronger stance against racism by passengers and taxi drivers because stickers with the words "100% Irish" have been spotted on the back of taxis, indicating that the taxi driver is an Irish national.

Tommy Gorman, President of the National Taxi Drivers Union, discussed one case where a foreign national taxi driver skipped others waiting at a rank.

He also referred to passengers who chose to skip a queue to go in another taxi.

The Commission for Taxi Regulation stated that they have "regulations in place regarding the placement of advertising and other notices on vehicles".

A spokeswoman said that without knowledge of the case, the commission would not be able to comment.

"It’s worth noting that all taxi drivers are required to pass the same licence application process," the spokeswoman said.

"I am quite concerned about this practice, if it is the case." said Philip Watt from the National Consultation Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI) who deliberately fail to mention that only 50 racist incidents were reported in Ireland between January and July of this year. The information found that 10pc of these incidents related to taxi services.
Old September 19th, 2008 #73
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Default Immigrants are no fix for an aging society

(The Irish Times, 10 August 2004)

The increasingly popular idea that encouraging immigration can counter the problems associated with an aging population is profoundly wrong, writes Áine Ní Chonaill

One of the great myths regarding immigration is that the aging profile of Europe will require large-scale immigration if the dependency ratio is not to become a big problem.

An excellent book, Do We Need Mass Immigration?, by Anthony Browne (published by Civitas, £6.00), deals, one by one, with the arguments of mass immigrationists and what he has to say on this point is of particular interest. The idea is known as “replacement immigration” and is more and more put forward as an unquestionable scientific law by pundits and by media.

Browne said this is “one of the most widespread and comforting self-delusions since humanity believed the sun went round the earth”. It is, he said, refuted by elementary demographics: immigrants are no fix for an ageing society because they age too.

The idea has been discredited by every authority that has looked at it – from the UN, to the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the UK Government Immigration Advisory Service the Home Office, and the OECD.

Browne quotes from a Home Office report of 2001. “The impact of immigration in mitigating population aging is widely acknowledged to be small because immigrants also age. For a substantial effect, net inflows of migrants would not only need to occur on an annual basis, but would have to rise continuously. Despite these and other findings, debate about the link between changing demography and a migration ‘fix’ refuses to go away.” The Council of Europe in a 2000 report argued: “Migration flows cannot in future be used to reverse trends in population ageing and decline in most Council of Europe countries. The flows required would be too large and it would be impossible to integrate them into the economy and society.”

Even the UN report, Replacement Migration: Is It A Solution to Declining and Ageing Population?, often cited as proving the case for replacement migration, actually came to the completely opposite conclusion. The authors concluded that the scale of migration needed to change the demographic profile of a whole country is so large as to be “out of reach”. For example, to combat the effect of aging population in South Korea (a very rapidly aging society) almost the entire population of the earth would have to move there by 2050.

Key is the “dependency ratio”, which the UN defines as the ratio between the number of people of working age compared to the number of pensioners. Currently this is 4.09:1 in the UK and in the absence of immigration, changes in fertility and retirement age, is forecast to decline to 2.5:1 by 2050. So “bring in young people”, say the pundits.

But, the UK government actuary in a report (2001) said: “The single reason why even large constant net migration flows would not prevent support ratios from falling in the long term is that migrants grow old as well! Although a steady large inflow of young migrants would continue to boost the working-age population, before long it would start adding to the retirement-age population, and a four-to-one (say) potential support ratio could not be maintained.”

The UN calculates that to keep the UK ratio at 4.09:1 Britain would need 60 million immigrants by 2050, bringing the population to 136 Million. To continue the strategy another 130 million immigrants would be needed by 2100, doubling to about a quarter of a billion.

The scale of immigration needed to avoid adapting to an aging society is extraordinary, as the table shows; what it doesn’t show is that it is exponential and never reaches a plateau, it just keeps on growing. The US and Japan would need half a billion immigrants each, but even they would face the same problem.

The UK government actuary reached the same conclusion (2001). “Immigration policies should be governed by political and humanitarian objectives, and not by demographic considerations,” he argued.

Browne also said that the dependency ratio as defined by the UN is too narrow. The ratio, taking more factors into account, gives, said the UK actuary, a more benign picture.

It is a mistake, said Browne, to think in terms of “solving” an ageing society. An ageing society is the logically inevitable consequences of increasing life expectancies and stabilising populations. “An ageing society is not something we can escape, but it is something we can adjust to,” he said.

Finally, Browne said there is no need to fear that an ageing society will mean unbearable healthcare costs. In fact, studies on the subject show that the impact of an ageing society on health spending will be relatively small. This is because the effect of increasing life expectancy is not so much to increase healthcare costs as to postpone them.

The Wanless Report for the British Treasury said: “Demographic changes have had less of an impact on health spending than many people tend to think. There is a widening body of evidence which shows that proximity to death has a larger impact on healthcare costs than age.” It is therefore possible that the effect of an aging population will be to postpone rather than to increase health service costs.

Áine Ní Chonaill is PRO of the Immigration Control Platform

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Old September 23rd, 2008 #74
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Default Polish newspaper launches an Irish weekly edition

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fakt, the largest-selling newspaper in Poland, has launched a special weekly edition for the Polish community in Ireland.

The newspaper will have local correspondents supporting the Polish editorial team. The first weekly issue of Fakt was published here last week, with a print run of 13,000. It is priced at €1.50.The paper has a daily circulation of more than 500,000 in Poland.

The 32-page newspaper comprises a mix of Polish and Irish news, supplemented by a TV guide.

It will be distributed throughout the country, with a focus on Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford. The paper will be available in supermarkets and other outlets where the Polish community in Ireland is concentrated.
Old September 24th, 2008 #75
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PCSCZ's YouTube account has been deleted ... Yes, this is news because his videos had such and impact and strongly opposed the current mess of the multicult in Ireland.

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Old September 25th, 2008 #76
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Default Irish NGO: two years later and still no Irish language act

Brussel - Bruxelles, Thursday, 25 September 2008 by Davyth Hicks

Two years to the day after the UK and Irish governments published the St Andrews’ Agreement, POBAL, the umbrella organisation for the Irish-speaking community in northern Ireland, is calling on the entire community to participate on marches in support of the Irish Language Act being organised by POBAL on Saturday 11th October in the centre of Belfast.

Janet Muller, POBAL’s CEO said, “For the last two years we have been waiting for the UK government to fulfil the commitment it made at St Andrews and to enact the Irish language Act. POBAL has worked continuously on this issue for the whole of this period, and we think it is now time to get together once more to show the politicians and the two governments that the Irish speaking community is still determined to have fair treatment and a rights-based, comprehensive Irish language Act.”

Janet Muller explained, “Feeder marches will be leaving from north, south and east and wets Belfast at around 11.45 am and meeting together in the city centre, at Bank Square.”

Irish language organisations from all over Ireland are in support, Pádraig Mac Criostail, Director of Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, said, “The event being organised will give another chance for the community north and south to get together and demonstrate to both governments once more its support for the North’s Irish Language Act. I hope people will come out for the marches to show how necessary the Irish Language is and to celebrate the importance of the Irish language for people all over the country.”

Réamonn Ó Ciaráin, Regional Manager of Gael Linn, said, “An Irish Language Act based on the rights of the people who speak it is needed in the north, exactly as it was promised two years ago at St. Andrews. This kind of legislation already exists in Scotland, Wales and the south of Ireland, and the Irish speaking community here should have the same rights. I fully support POBAL’s campaign for the Irish Language Act.”

And Cormac ó Briain, Development Officer with Glór na Móna, Upper Springfield, Belfast, agreed that there is a need once more to come out and show how serious the community is on this issue. He said, “The Upper Springfield area is amongst the worst affected areas in terms of poverty and deprivation. It is a constant battle for us to get the local statutory authorities to understand that we have no better resource in this area than the Irish language. One fifth of the population of the area has Irish and yet still the authorities do not recognize our attempts to use this resource positively. It is clear that legislation is needed so that the Irish language can be protected and so that areas like Upper Springfield can move forward. But when we have to fight even for bilingual signs as well as dealing with ignorance about the Irish Language Act, you have to ask how serious the government really is about creating a new society here as part of the peace process, and also so that the Irish language can be promoted and protected from those who have another political agenda entirely.” (Eurolang 2008)

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Old September 26th, 2008 #77
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Default Censored by state media

Our headline-grabbing cohort and video collaborator PCSCZ has had his videos deleted and account disabled to his successful & popular Youtube channel.

The most visited political channel on Youtube in Ireland, silenced. By who and why?

"Dear Member:

This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by RTE claiming that this material is infringing....."

Ah, none other than the beloved state media. Ireland's answer to pravda, Radio Telefis Éireann. Being the supposed national media and being paid for by Irish tax payers money, I'm struggling to understand how the content of RTÉ news and programming isn't the property of the Irish people - and why it is copyright infringement for Irish people to rebroadcast something from RTÉ alongside their own commentary.

The timing is not at all insignificant. RTÉ news extracts etc have been used on PSCZ's channel for months, if not longer, without a word from RTÉ in complaint. Within only the last few days however Corrupt Éire and PCSCZ have teamed up to launch a boycott of all businesses who run on the basis of an anti-Irish agenda. After gaining significant, hard-won momentum and attention from mainstream media, the boycott call was a serious challenge to the position of the political, commercial and media establishment from a voice people listened to. This could not go unanswered. In swoops RTÉ, to the defence of it's big business backers and sources of advertising revenue.

This is a setback, but not defeat. Whilst PCSCZ's original channel might be out of action, he is free to create a new account and broadcast from a new channel. We can all of us also protest to Youtube about this unjust and questionable censorship. And whilst things posted on youtube are always vulnerable to being taken down or censored, the Corrupt Éire site is not.

We have what we need to defend ourselves. Hit them where it hurts - their wallets.

His new account -
Old September 29th, 2008 #79
Robert Bandanza
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Default Irish is child's play

Irish is not only trendy, it's fun to learn. More and more parents are opting to educate their children through our native tongue, and now they can start even earlier as 'naíonraí' playschools open up all around the country

Twenty years ago, the Irish language was not cool. If a student left secondary school with any more than a cupla focail, they were doing well. Unless they needed Irish for a career in politics, with the Gardaí, or perhaps teaching, many people did not see the point in learning a language that was used only sporadically.

Fast forward to today and much has changed. Irish has slowly become trendy.

TG4 is popular with adults for shows like Ros Na Run and children for shows like Dora The Explorer. Comedian Des Bishop's In The Name Of The Fada documentary further helped to reinvent Irish.

As a nation, we are interested in our language again and demand for it is on the up.

Not only are gaelscoil-leanna becoming the popular choice for parents when picking schools for their children, naíonraí (Irish playschools) are also increasing in popularity.

Until recently, many people did not even know what a naíonra was -- it is, in fact, a playgroup for pre-school children who come together daily, usually for between two and four hours, under the guidance and supervision of a naíonra leader.

Its defining characteristic is that it is run solely through the medium of Irish.

The staff structure the environment to ensure that all facets of the child's holistic development is catered for, while also giving the child the opportunity to acquire Irish naturally through the medium of play, which is this particular age group's chief method of learning.

Cliona Frost, principal officer of Forbairt Naíonraí Teoranta, an organisation which supports the promotion of education and care services in Irish for children from birth, particularly through naíonraí, says the demand for Irish has been steadily on the rise since the organisation was founded in 1978.

Back then, there were a total of 12 naíonraí nationwide, whereas today, there are 221.

Cliona reckons one of the main reasons we are embracing Irish with gusto again and exposing our children to it at a young age is that we are aware of other nationalities living among us who have strong cultures and languages.

Joanne Uí Chuana recently opened the naíonra Cead Ceimeanna (First Steps) in Bettystown, Co Meath, as she felt that there was a general lack of Irish-language facilities available for pre-schoolers in her local area.


"I have been working closely with Forbairt Naíonraí Teoranta regarding the set-up of the naíonra.

"They gave me practical advice and a small grant to help me purchase books and CDs," she says.

Joanne admits to being excited about the adventure ahead: "My dream is that this house will not only be a much-loved naíonra for the children who come here but that it will also become a little haven for all things Irish."

The benefits for children attending a naíonra include language acquisition, excellent reasoning skills and cultural awareness.

"The children will learn about Irish music and dancing and we will celebrate Irish festivals, such as St Brigid's Day and St Patrick's Day," Joanne says.

Although she will speak Irish exclusively to the children she says they will mostly be learning through play and, at their age, will pick it up easily.

"I will use body language to help explain what I am saying but if a child becomes upset and I need to communicate with them in English then of course I will," she adds.

The children will be learning Irish every day so some parents may lag behind, but Joanne has a plan for them.

"We will help parents who are a bit rusty by offering lessons. Soon we will introduce other Irish activities too, such as speech and drama and after-school Irish classes."

For the time being, though, Joanne is content to start with a morning and afternoon class daily, each with six pre-schoolers. Although she expects this to increase soon, as there is currently a very long waiting list.

"I aim to have two morning and two afternoon classes soon. I was shocked but delighted at the high level of interest."

Joanne is also looking forward to diversity, with children of various nationalities attending.

"At a naíonra where I worked previously, we had a young Iraqi boy.

"He had only been in Ireland a short time and was learning English and then he came to us to learn Irish too.

"His parents played Irish CDs in the car for him and within a few months he was able to sing whole songs in Irish.

"If he can do it, anyone can -- even the parents!"

While new naíonraí are popping up all over Ireland, many have been established a long time, such as Croí na Coille (Heart of the Wood), in Shankill, Co Dublin, which has been run by Cris Uí Bhriain for the past 15 years.

Cris had been involved with various playschools and had been secretary of the IPPA, the early childhood organisation, before her love of the Irish language gave her the idea to set up a naíonra.


"I loved Irish and had become fluent and I wanted to do something with it. I felt that the Irish language was often restricted to the middle class and I wanted to make it available to everyone, so I set up a community naíonra."

Since setting up, Cris has incorporated other services too.

"At Croí na Coille we are different to many other naíonraí because we run full-day care, whereas other naíonraí usually offer a morning or afternoon class.

"We also run Irish after-school clubs. These are open to all children who are interested in Irish -- we do not restrict it to only children who attend gaelscoilleanna.

"I believe our own language of Irish is in our hearts and it is great when children can acquire it. So whether a child is fluent or only learning, we welcome them all," she added.
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