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Anomie in Éire

Mishmash of values and rules at the root of suicide – Irish Times Desmond Fennell – Thursday, November 17, 2011 I first came across Desmond Fennell some years ago, when I received a copy of his book, State Of The Nation, after the death of an old Gaeilgeoir. The book struck a chord with me, [...]

Thoughts on civil society in Ireland

This post is an experiment in “stream of consciousness” writing without correction or editing after the fact. Here be mixed metaphors! Snow brought us to with inches of collapse, another failure on top of all the others; no transport, alternate shortages of salt and water. No-one cared quite enough to really do anything, but the [...]