Tag Archives: Was It For This?

Via LBC

A Remain-backing caller stunned LBC listeners when he said the answer to the Irish border question was to invade the Republic of Ireland.

Steve was repeatedly branded “stupid” for his suggestion by fellow caller Peter who was on the line at the same time.

“We could invade [Ireland],” Steve said during his call to [presenter] Tom Swarbrick (above).

We’ve invaded Iraq, we’ve invaded Afghanistan, why not Ireland?”

Caller’s Solution To Post-Brexit Irish Border Problem? Invade Ireland…(LBC)

English footballer Declan Rice

We’ll take the kit back now.

Keep the boots.

You’ll need them.

FIGHT!

Declan Rice: West Ham midfielder declares for England over Republic of Ireland (BBC)

Previously: Dividing The Nation

Pic: Getty

Meanwhile…

Ah here.

Artist Robert Ballagh

‘I was not at all surprised to read the open letter signed by more than 300 Irish practitioners that was sent to Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan expressing their deep concern and dissatisfaction with the direction that the Abbey Theatre has taken in recent times.

However, I was surprised that the letter did not raise an obvious question: why is the Irish National Theatre, which has an obligation to reflect Irish cultural values, currently being run by two Scotsman?

I suppose if this disconnect was simply a problem for the Abbey Theatre, the situation would not be so serious, but at this moment in time practically every national cultural institution is being managed by an outsider.

For example, the director of the National Gallery of Ireland is an Englishman, the new director of the Hunt Museum in Limerick is a Welshwoman, the director of the National College of Art and Design is an Englishman, and the director of the Gate Theatre is an Englishwoman.

It seems that when it comes to our cultural institutions that warning experienced by our emigrants in the past still holds sway: “No Irish need apply.”

Robert Ballagh,

Dublin 7

FIGHT!

Irish Times Letters

Yesterday: Shabbey

Rollingnews

Meanwhile…

Sarah Glennie?