The leader of the British National Party (BNP) is stirring the pot again. This time, Nick Griffin’s abrasive remarks have been aimed at Irish republicans, or, as he calls them, “Fenian bastards”. After attending the Ulster Covenant march in Belfast yesterday, Saturday September 29 (a commemoration, one hastens to add, of an effective threat of violence way back in 1912), […]
WHEN Sunderland winger James McClean made the decision to play for the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) rather than the Irish Football Association (IFA)*, there was uproar. Zealous fans of the IFA decried what they saw as an indefensible, traitorous act. They judged him, levelling scurrilous and unfounded accusations towards the player, branding him a “Judas” and a bigot for […]
A couple of months can sometimes seem like a long time. After several months flying under the radar, I intend to blog regularly in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned.