Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Page 1 of 41 1234511 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 401

Thread: Our West Brit President Declines To Attend The Soloheadbeg Commeration.

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Our West Brit President Declines To Attend The Soloheadbeg Commeration.

    Our West Brit President has refused to attend the Soloheadbeg Commemoration on January 21st. No explanation given. The is the same President who eulogised over the wanton slaughter of thousands of Irishmen on the Western Front in the cause of British imperialism. No doubt Higgins will get a pat on the back from the Brits for this like the good dog he is.

    From the Sunday Business Post...........

    Higgins declines to attend commemoration of Soloheadbeg ambush.

    President Michael D. Higgins has turned down an invitation to attend the 100th anniversary of the IRA ambush which started the War of Independence........

    ..... Higgins has turned down the invite to the event which was sent to him by the Soloheadbeg Parish Centenary Commemoration Committee. The Committee's souvenir booklet editor, Michael Ryan, said they were "a bit peeved" at the President's decision. "We went to a lot of great lengths in our invitation to explain that the Commemoration would be broad based......".
    Last edited by TruthInTheNews; 7th January 2019 at 08:10 AM.

  2. #2
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    13,892
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    He has always ducked the hard decisions.

  3. #3
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    13,940
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TruthInTheNews View Post
    Our West Brit President has refused to attend the Soloheadbeg Commemoration on January 21st. No explanation given. The is the same President who eulogised over the wanton slaughter of thousands of Irishmen on the Western Front in the cause of British imperialism. No doubt Higgins will get a pat on the back from the Brits for this like the good dog he is.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    I was beginning to think that the term "west brit" had been outlawed here.

    Nostalgic sigh

  4. #4
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    More info on Soloheadbeg commemoration here: Soloheadbeg Centenary on Twitter:

  5. #5
    Politics.ie Member RasherHash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    24,283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    I thought he was supposed to be a President for all the people, human scum more like
    ‘Sometimes you need [lie] to get the results for things you think are essential #330 Wiesenthal.

  6. #6
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    He has always ducked the hard decisions.
    He is a P_R_I_C_K for doing this.

    All praise for Castro but then he ignores a seminal event in Irish history. Well two can play that game. Don't invite Higgins to any more events commemorating the Civil War. Leave him in the Park to twiddle his thumbs and see how he likes it.

    President Higgins criticised for praising 'brutal dictator' Castro

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RasherHash View Post
    I thought he was supposed to be a President for all the people, human scum more like
    He is straight out of the Joan "I am ashamed to be Irish" Burton Labour school of of politics. Well F_U_C_K Labour. Annihilate them at the ballot box.

  8. #8
    Politics.ie Member silverharp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    FUIS CKLAM
    Posts
    15,684
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    i like the way wiki summary is like a football result

    Soloheadbeg ambush - Wikipedia

    Date 21 January 1919
    Location
    near Soloheadbeg, County Tipperary, Ireland

    52.52°N 8.16°WCoordinates: 52.52°N 8.16°W
    Result IRA victory
    IRA seize large amounts of gelignite
    "So you think humans should run their societies like lobsters?"........ Cathy Newman C4 News

  9. #9
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    I see Charlie Flanagan is going. Probably given his orders by Leo. I wonder if Flanagan will be able to contain himself or will he come out some "ahistorical b_u_l_l_s_h_i_t" such as the Brits would have granted us independence without a shot being fired.

    Leo is doing a reasonable job keeping the FG West Brits in line. Perhaps he ought to make a beeline for the Park and knock some sense into Higgins.

  10. #10
    Politics.ie Member Estragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Donegal
    Posts
    1,462
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Very poor show from the President, if this is the case. As TruthInTheNews said, Soloheadbeg was a seminal moment in our history, that the President might not be there is bizarre, to put it charitably.

    If Charlie Flanagan is going, that is some sort of cosmic joke, but at least he is doing his duty. It will be interesting to see if he can shove down his natural feelings on the matter for a few hours and not embarrass the nation altogether.
    We are all born mad. Some remain so.

Page 1 of 41 1234511 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •