Tag Archives: Defiant Tricolours

volunteersFrom left: Brendan Gleeson, Delores O’Riordan, Robin the boy wonder and Dublin criminal ‘The Monk’.

The Fantastic Irish Four.

Liam Geraghty writes:

The League of Volunteers is a comic book adventure set in Ireland in the 1940s with characters drawn from Irish history and mythology. Last night the creator Rob Curley (who owns Sub City on Exchequer Street) spoke to Culture File on Lyric fm alongside a radiophonic adaptation of scene from the comic feat. a platoon of mythic Celtic warriors fighting off a Nazi invasion of Ireland. Have a listen here. The comic is available from Rob’s site here


Illustration by Stephen Downey.


lacrosseThe flag-forming Irish women’s Lacrosse team sing the national anthem (Get Lucky)  in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, ahead of their World Championship match against Latvia at 3pm TODAY.

Live stream here.

You may also support the team by tweeting #COYGIG to @LacrosseIreland

Gwan the fancy netball.

Lacrosse Ireland

Previously: Lacrosse on Broadsheet

Thanks Conor Walsh


I come from a society that this is part of their culture to have an Eleventh Night bonfire and what goes into that bonfire is important.

Also some people feel it’s perfectly alright to put the flag of a foreign nation, which actually at one time claimed that they had some right over Northern Ireland.

I’ve no problem about burning of a tricolour on top of a bonfire let’s be honest. I’m not going to make any apologies for that. This is the flag of a foreign country as far as I’m concerned.

It’s just the way we are.”

DUP MLA Paul Girvan

MLA has ‘no problem’ burning Tricolour (UTV)

Top pic (taken in 2010) via Skyscraper City