The Irish among you will understand the Cult of the Irish Mother. It is a religious belief system that extends across the globe wherever mothers are found, but has its idiosyncrasies in each culture. In Ireland, regardless of whether you are from Ulster, Munster, Leinster or Connaught, you will be familiar with the ways of […]
By Gavin O’ Reilly Source Ask the question in left-wing circles of what affect partitioning a country along ethno-religious lines at the behest of an imperial power can have and the response will usually be straightforward. In Ireland, following the 1921 surrender agreement between former revolutionaries and the British government, a six-county statelet was formed […] […]
Ireland has produced many notable political leaders over the years. Ruairí Ó Brádaigh was one of them. Born in Longford in 1932, Ó Brádaigh was from a strong Republican family, his father Matt having been an IRA volunteer who was wounded in action. Ruairí held the position of Chief of Staff of the IRA from […]
Rebel Voice is unsure if anyone really cares who killed a member of a drug gang that specialized in sectarian murder. But Jim Gray and his associates in the UDA played a role in a conflict that cost the lives of many Nationalist civilians. They also preyed upon their own community as their drugs and […]
For any of you who are not Irish, then the following video is invaluable in understanding Irish people. For those of you who are lucky enough to be from the Emerald Isle, then the following is just another chance for us to have a laugh at ourselves. It’s a sign of emotional maturity when a […]
In the next video, Rebel Voice is pleased to present you with some music from an Ulster-Irish band called Cúig. This is traditional music at its best from a group of young performers of great skill. This band of Irish brothers will be one to watch for the future. By the way, Cúig means […]
He was 16 when he set off on his own to blow up parts of England. His time in a borstal gave him the materiel for a book. He wrote poetry in both Gaelic and English. He had famous friends across the globe. He stayed in the Chelsea Hotel. He drank himself to death. He was Brendan Behan. This is his poem.