Tomás Ó Flatharta

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A Table Quiz : Support Ruth Coppinger’s Run for the Dáil in the Dublin West By-Election: Wednesday October 12 8.00pm, in the Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

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Rag-Bag Productions Proudly Presents :
A Table Quiz to support Ruth Coppinger’s run for the Dáil in the Dublin West By-Election:
Wednesday October 12 8.00pm, in the Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Brought to You by the Motley Crew
Ruth Coppinger, a Fingal County Councillor, is running for a Dáil Seat in the Constituency of Dublin West. The By-Election is coming soon – on Thursday October 27.
Ruth is a Socialist Party Candidate, part of the United Left Alliance (ULA), which  has five seats in the Dáil elected on February 25 2011.
With the ULA what you see is what you get – an independent left-wing campaigning group which will never enter coalition with right-wing parties such as Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael.
We are very hopeful Ruth’s campaign will be successful, but nothing can be taken for granted.
Elections cost money – we’re running a table quiz to support Ruth’s run for the Dáil :
Wednesday October 12, 8. 00pm, in the Teachers’ Club,
36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

An ideal preparation for the fight against Michael Noonan’s December Budget of Doom –
Which is a theme of this quiz –
Dress for the occasion!
It costs only €5 per person to participate, and there will be a raffle.
You could help, if you wish, by
donating a prize (or two!)
telling your friends, comrades, sisters, brothers…
sending a donation even if you can not attend.
And – the politics of the campaign?
Websites  :
You can watch and listen to by-election debates here :
Another fund-raiser worth supporting :

See the legendary Don Baker in Murrays of O’Connell street on Saturday 15th October at 8pm.

Written by tomasoflatharta

Oct 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm

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  1. Séamus Deane wisely warns us about possible unwelcome visitors to Áras an Úachtaráin if Martin McGuinness wins the October 27 Presidential Election :

    Sir, – What really worries me, more for the sake of our outraged and incoherent commentariat than for any reason that could be of itself described as moral, is the prospect of Martin McGuinness – him above all – inviting to Áras an Uachtaráin, in the admirable pursuit of his stated aims of peace and reconciliation, a war criminal, such as, say, fellow peacemaker, Tony Blair, to whose Christian fundamentalist ideology and unrivalled capacity for lying, the destruction of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilian lives, Iraqi and Afghan, and many others too, can be safely attributed.

    But such an eccentric anxiety may be entirely misplaced, even outrageous; the moral shudder at violence in Ireland – or should that be rephrased as “in Ireland the moral shudder at violence”? – fades when the violence has an external origin or when it reaches a truly heroic scale.

    Yet I fear we will indeed see invitations to the Áras, afforded to many representatives, sponsors and practitioners of a global violence which has become so naturalised that, in the stampede to join them at the top table, we shall become their ever more adroit allies in smoothly legitimating it. Yet, the anxiety may be needless; perhaps we have at last become “mature” enough to be gratified by such a sleek role in this new moral world order. – Yours, etc,


    Lombard Street West,

    Dublin 8.

    We can safely predict Tony Blair and other warlords will not be at this table quiz!


    Oct 9, 2011 at 11:52 pm

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