History Politics

Dammit, Nancy

This is an interesting little piece on the late Albert Reynolds and the 1994 IRA ceasefire. One last minute problem arose when the US refused Joe Cahill a visa. No visa, no Cahill in the States “conveying the news to the IRA’s long-time American supporters “in person””, and no ceasefire: Reynolds told me he spent […]

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Why Ireland became the only country in the democratic world to have a constitutional ban on abortion

The Irish Responsible Society, of which five key PLAC leaders were members, was the Irish branch of the group led by the English right-wing Catholic activist Valerie Riches (now a papal dame). For Riches, the degeneration of society through sexual permissiveness was a conspiracy driven by International Planned Parenthood. She and her Irish followers were especially […]