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MORE to follow.

Covers to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie

Thanks Mick Crowley (Irish Times), Dermot Ahern (Irish Examiner), Colm Heaney (Irish Mirror), Patrick Conboy (Longford Leader), Nick Sutton (UK papers)

16 thoughts on “De Wednesday Papers

  1. munkifisht

    Not a jot on any of the front pages about Philae. This is one of the most amazing space missions in history, a truly momentous moment and we might find out so much about where we come from by it. ALSO, the lead guy is from Mullingar.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/generationemigration/2014/03/15/my-space-voyage-through-europe/

    I sincerely hope BS will cover this in the detail it deserves tomorrow. In the mean time, good luck Philae. Fingers crossed for everything to have gone well in 14 hours time.

      1. bisted

        …three people with broadly similar skills will be at work today. One will steer the Curiosity rover on the suface of Mars. One will attempt to land a man made laboratory on a comet. One will launch a missile from a drone that will kill women and children in Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria.

  2. WOD

    Is that some sort of Funeral Uniform those FF Goons are wearing?

    Must have been a novelty for them to actually know the deceased for once.

  3. cluster

    ‘Child honours the Somme boys’ while dressed up in army gear in the midst of a pleasant art exhibition.

    These poppy events have little to do with rememberance. They’re all about British nationalism and inculcating the next generation of soldiers.

    1. Wayne.F

      Visited the display last week, and found it and the information to support it to be a severe critique of the brutality of war, and the slaughter of WW1.
      The scale of the display and the representation of loss by each poppy being allocated to a British (Irish) soldier lost or killed in WW1 is probably one of the most poignant memorials and anti war messages I have personally witnessed

      1. cluster

        Disagree personally.

        It is too aesthetically beautiful to be a genuine memorial. In the words of Jonathan Jones (Guardian journo), ‘deeply aestheticised, prettified and toothless war memorial. It is all dignity and grace. There is a fake nobility to it’.

        If you look at what surrounds it, the talk is of ‘brave sacrifice’, ‘our heroes’ etc. – serving soldiers dressed in their ceremonial best etc. There is very talk of the stupidity & arrogance of the British establishment, even less about the deaths if the Allies (how often do they mention the many Irish) let alone those of other nations.

    2. CousinJack

      Go listen to ‘imagine’ Cluster
      Lets not forget that the British military, in which many 10,000 of Irsh nationals have served, has provide defense overwatch for ‘neutral’ Ireland for free for the past 70 years. Or is there a secret base of Irish interceptors somewhere?

      1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

        @CousinJack
        How many British troops did it take to subdue the Irish from 1969 onwards?

      2. cluster

        CousinJack, the biggest threat to our independence for the vast majority of that time was the UK (even if you put the NI issue aside completely) Churchill gave more serious consideration to invading us than Hitler did.

        The US has been a greater deterrence to would-be attackers of Ireland (and the rest of Europe) than the UK. I presume you are equally as keen on US veteran ‘commemorations’?

        The overwhelming majority of British Army engagements had little to do their defence, much less ours. What ‘defence overwatch’ did we receive from skirmishes in Malaya, Brunei, Aden, Kenya, Iraq to name but a few?

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