NATIONALISM allows people to wrap murder in a flag and present it as war in a just cause. And it allows the ideologues of that cause to take history, scrub away the bits that do not fit the new fairytale, and write a version more fitted to their aims.
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Fri, 09 Sep, 2016
Dublin GAA secretary John Costello has accused Croke Park top brass of behaving like Ebeneezer Scrooge after their request for a share of the gate receipts from the Dublin-Mayo All-Ireland semi-final replay yielded the “princely sum” of €7,500.
Tue, 08 Dec, 2015
Teddy McCarthy has claimed he was treated ‘like some bowsie in a nightclub’ when attempting to enter Croke Park on Sunday - the former dual star a notable absentee from the 1990 Cork jubilee team presented to the crowd prior to the All-Ireland football decider.
Tue, 22 Sep, 2015
A couple were winched to safety on rescue helicopters after becoming stranded in Dublin Bay; a hoax bomb in Cork may have been a warning to a guest; Ballymun went from high hopes to broken dreams; and the post-mortem on Cilla Black has not revealed why she died.
Mon, 03 Aug, 2015
Croke Park Stadium Director Peter McKenna has revealed his ambition to make Croke Park the home of American college football despite the failure to secure a profit from last August’s ‘Croke Park Classic’ — but the dream of bringing the NFL to Jones Road has faded.
Thu, 05 Feb, 2015
Down star Paul Braniff has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling and says the Hurling 2020 committee’s proposal to take the Christy Ring Cup final out of Croke Park does nothing for the game’s promotion.
Thu, 08 Jan, 2015