The fabled ‘stretch’ this evening
Vinny O’Reilly writes:
The Wellington ‘Testimonial, Phoenix Park, Dublin this evening.
Beautifully awkward Irish Skypes redux.
You may have missed [RTÉ Two Reality Bites documentary] #MissingYou when it aired last Christmas, With the weekend that’s in your readers may like to see it again. It’s being repeated next Sunday at 10.25pm on RTÉ Two. #MissingYou is compiled of Skype video calls, recorded over six months, from of a group of Irish people living abroad, calling home to their loved ones.
Teachers and members of the Association of Secondary School Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) outside St Paul’s CBS on STRIKE during their lunch break (yes) part of a nationwide lunch break stoppage today to protest against changes to the Junior Cert.
The teachers claim different schools could have a different idea of what constitutes a B grade compared to an A grade under the changes.
Thus unleashing anarchy.
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
Education Minister Ruairi Quinn gets photobombed by a lewd, grade-dropping tyke [on a school trip] at government buildings this afternoon.
(Laura Hutton/Photocall ireland)
[The 'Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A' group last Saturday, outside the Camden Irish Centre in London, top, and (above) disrupting the 'Dissonant Voices' conference inside]
“Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A*. is a direct action feminist performance group that seeks to challenge the ongoing problem of ‘Ireland Making England the Legal Destination for Abortion’. We operate against the shaming and silencing of women who have had abortions in the Irish region and more widely.
“On International Women’s Day, [March 8] we intervened in a conference at the Camden Irish Centre. This conference was titled Dissonant Voices: Faith and the Irish Diaspora. It was led by a group of Catholic clerics who see themselves as ‘radical,’ as well as ‘politically and socially engaged.’ “
*’Imelda’ was the name for abortion used by the Irish Women’s Abortion Support Group, active in London between 1980- 2000.