Buyers Remorse In Ireland: Nostalgia For Bad Roads

Buyers Remorse In Ireland: Nostalgia For Bad Roads

In July, 2018, just two months after Ireland voted three-to-one to legalize abortion, something happened that puzzled the national media (the cultural cognoscenti), all the main political parties, most of the elected independents, the civil service including the forces of law and order – indeed the entire spectrum of mainstream Irish life. The Establishment was basking in the afterglow of “Repeal” by which they meant not just the repeal of the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution protecting the life of the unborn; the word had been adopted as a mantra, a totem, a cultural term and even the title of a book.

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Armageddon in the Auld Sod The Conflict Between Neo-Paganism & Conservative Catholicism in Modern Ireland

Armageddon in the Auld Sod  The Conflict Between Neo-Paganism &  Conservative Catholicism in Modern Ireland

It was once known as the Isle of Saints and scholars, a title it proudly held for 1,500 years. But now Ireland has embraced a different kind of Pride: the rainbow-flag waving, Shout-Your-Abortion kind. And the learned Holy men have been replaced by witches’n’warlocks who would not look out of place in a 1970s Hammer House of Horror movie – though it would be a Hate Crime to say so.

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