The Pogues – Thousands Are Sailing

A haunting ballad from one of the greatest bands of all time. This song evokes the memories of all those who were failed by the authorities in Ireland, be those authorities colonial or Irish. Millions have been forced to emigrate due to unnecessary hardships and deprivations in our beautiful land, from before the Famine, during […]

The Magus of Hay

The Magus of Hay  by Phil Rickman Interesting novel here. Not interesting because I want to tell you of the wonderful book it is. Interesting because it’s a good example of a fine plot ruined by a poor delivery. The Magus of Hay is number 12 in the Merrily Watkins series. The bold Miss Watkins is […]

Institutional

Institutional   I spied the dais on which he stood so hued in elevation, Dispensing words upon the meek, there bowed in supplication And thought of what that platform meant, though slyly did it stay, Propelling up loquacious threats of pain on Judgement Day.   His head threw back in confidence, he sought to educate […]

Stalinist Catholicism – Comfortable Bedfellows Doomed To Failure?

Much debate centres upon the place of religion, particularly Catholicism, within modern Irish society. Claims and counter-claims are bandied about. Allow Rebel Voice to add to this heady Irish stew. There are striking similarities between Christianity, as countenanced by the Roman Catholic Church, and Communism as enacted within the former U.S.S.R. Both Christianity and Communism […]