In 1961 , President Éamon de Valera became the first person to appear on RTE Telefís Éireann . Addressing the public de Valera gave a cautious welcome to the new service. I am privileged in being the first to address you on our new service, Telefís Éireann. I hope the service
Éamon de Valera - Connolly was "intensely nationalistic . he told me so"
Video : President Éamon de Valera discusses the Gaelic League and James Connolly on the steps of Áras an Uachtaráin 1962 . De Valera says James Connolly who was a member of the Gaelic League and was learning the Irish Language was "intensely nationalistic . he told me so"
Accross the globe , Universities are increasingly becoming hostile places to basic human rights such as freedom of conscience , freedom of expression , freedom of speech even freedom of thought .
Where as once upon a time universities where places of intellectual space where everyone could share different views and ideas , they are now places of safe space where students are shielded from certain views and ideas .
In the video below , a group of students at Yale University attack Professor Nicholas Christakis , demanding his resignation after he and his wife sent an email to students stating that ... "if you don’t like a [Halloween] costume someone is wearing, look away, or tell them you are offended. Talk to each other. Free speech and the ability to tolerate offence are the hallmarks of a free and open society ". The message was in response to an email from the school’s Intercultural Affairs Committee that told students to avoid wearing halloween costumes which may be culturally insensitive .
Following that incident with the professor , two of the students were given university awards for "enhancing race and/or ethnic relations." . The professor's wife who had sent the email was forced to resign .
In recent years , there have been many examples of students trying to shut down Free Speech. Last year in the US , a number of violent incidents occurred .
In California , at the University of Berkeley , former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos was forced to cancel his speech after protesters stormed the campus , throwing smoke bombs and flares
At Claremont McKenna College , protesters shut down a planned speech by conservative commentator and author Heather Mac Donald who later described the incident as an "exercise of brute totalitarian force" . In Vermont Hundreds of students at Middlebury college violently protested a speech by conservative author and columnist Charles Murray , while at the university of Chicago , A group of masked protesters tried to stop Corey Lewandowski, a former Trump campaign manager, from speaking .
Back in Ireland , there are more and more examples every day of speakers being prevented from speaking .
In March 2014 , The Palestine Society at the University of Galway called for a student referendum that would allow the student union to Join the BDS Movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) an anti israel boycott movement .The Union decided to hold a referendum on the issue. As Part of the debate Professor Alan Johnson of BICOM (Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre) a UK based pro Israel organisation was invited to speak to students .
As the Professor was about to speak , Joseph Loughnane (people before profit Galway) and other palestine society members stormed the room demanding the professor "get the f–k off our campus”
Below Joe Loughnane (people before profit Galway) screaming at Professor
In a more recent Incident at Trinity College Dublin , another BDS group 'students for justice palestine' organised a week long anti israel event which saw them block the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland from making a speech at the college .
In the video below we see around 40 students in Trinity's art block chanting "we are all palestinians" , whats even more worrying is that numerous lecturers from the Department of Sociology and the School of Ecumenics have lent their support, among them Prof David Landy while Ciaran O’Rourke is confident many more will join.
News of the blockade spread quickly and back in Galway University where the visiting professor was told to "f–k off" , some students were very excited that the Israeli Ambassador had been blocked from speaking and took to facebook to celebrate .
In Ireland , the driving force behind these groups appears to be associated with the ideology of Karl Marx and in particular one political party - people before profit appear to be very influential in the formation of these groups at university level . They also appear to have taken over many of the student unions .
A Brief look at the Trinity People Before Profit page shows communist and palestinian flags , people giving the fingers , adverts for Marxism Training Courses and general hostility towards certain views .
Here are some pictures taken from Trinity PBP facebook page .
Mick Barry TD for people before profit has brought a Bill before Dail Eireann to re-introduce Birthright Citizenship to Ireland. Barry's Bill entitled "the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Bill 2020" was described by Barry in the Dail as being .... "inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement .. T
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Letters: When did schools start delegating STEM Education to Trade Unions and Football Clubs
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President Michael D pays respects to Antonio Gramsci - founder of Communist Party of Italy
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Letters : New Fine Gael Bill to ditch Men from directorship roles
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London : Pro Life resurgence amid soaring abortion rates
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Sep 18 , 8:05 am
Michael D, has no respect worth paying. Pretending to snub his Queen and DUP
while cow towing to his MARXIST HERO. God save Ireland...because THE FIZZLE HIGGINS never will. TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY.
Sep 17 , 3:21 pm
our president pays respects to the founder of the Communisty Party of Italy and this is considered normal ?? . Antonio Gramsci was a man who talked about killing off christianity and replacing it with socialism , infiltrating schools and education systems , civic society with marxism .
and look around you today , his plan is in full phase , every aspect of irish society being taken over by marxist thinking and ideology
marxism has become the new religion in Ireland
Sep 15 , 12:25 pm
I see the Emer Higgins bill didn't go down too well on social media. Gender quotas are demeaning . it says you cant achieve anything off your own bat ,must be treated like a child and given special privileges because of your gender
Sep 14 , 8:20 am
IF this was your sister or daughter how would you feel . The UN and EU are to blame for this girls murder too , they told all these people to come to europe and continue to do so even if it means people are killed and murdered , to them it doesn't matter so long as they get their New Europe or "paneuropa" .
And all these so called human rights activists working for all these migrant NGOs are also to blame for this girls death , so long as they can feel better about themselves
Sep 13 , 2:52 pm
the poor child , looking at her in that picture with her cat makes me feel so sad for her .
of course , if you say anthing at all your called a racist . well I dont care , call me a racist but we have to think about the safety of our people and families , we cant just have every tom , dick and harry coming here saying they are a refugee and we just turn a blind eye . we need to really think about what we are doing
No politics in sport
Sep 13 , 12:51 pm
and they've just announced they are taking part in the governments climate action week . can anyone be in any doubt , lets keep politics out of sport
Sep 13 , 11:41 am
why not just do the project with Spheros and leave Unite out of it . Why do they need unite ?
Sep 13 , 10:31 am
love Rovers Hate Politics , I was wondering what was going on with rovers , was seeing political stickers like rovers against direct provision , love rovers hate racism , you dont have to be irish to love rovers . all these political messages were starting to appear round my area .
there is a big push on now to hijack sport for political ends . it must stop
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