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    Kerrygold Kerrygold is offline
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    Gay Byrne describes 3rd West Cork brigade as "gangsters"

    Just listening to Gay Byrne on Newstalk talking about the memorial gardens at Islandbridge and how the were, wrongly, left fall into disrepair. He then spoke about how the likes of Tom Crean had to keep their heads down after the Tan War for obvious reasons.
    However he then used the opportunity to describe the men who killed Crean's brother, an RIC man, as gangsters. The men involved in his death, along with 2 other RIC men in an ambush, were the same men who fought the brits to a standstill in west Cork, and lost many in the fight for freedom. Of course nobody on Newstalk pulled him up on his slur.
    How dare he.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerrygold View Post
    Just listening to Gay Byrne on Newstalk talking about the memorial gardens at Islandbridge and how the were, wrongly, left fall into disrepair. He then spoke about how the likes of Tom Crean had to keep their heads down after the Tan War for obvious reasons.
    However he then used the opportunity to describe the men who killed Crean's brother, an RIC man, as gangsters. The men involved in his death, along with 2 other RIC men in an ambush, were the same men who fought the brits to a standstill in west Cork, and lost many in the fight for freedom. Of course nobody on Newstalk pulled him up on his slur.
    How dare he.

    I'm no fan of Gay Byrne, but he's dead right here.
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    What's your point? You're entitled to see them as glorious patriots and he's entitled to see them as gangsters who killed Irish people who were doing their job maintaining law and order..
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    Gay Byrne talks West Brit sh1te! What next, pigs wallowing in mud? The guy is clearly going gaga. He was never fit even to mention Tom Barry's name, much less to lick his boots. In fact, I suppose he was always more inclined to lick Windsor arse.
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    He was always a west brit tosser anyway. He's done nothing as the head of the RSA and he's well over the hill now.
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    He's not entitled to call the men, whom the Queen paid tribute to yesterday, gangsters. It was a cheap shot. I bet he'll never call Michael Collins a gangster. He's a coward.
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    Gay Byrne I believe lost 5 or 6 uncles in WW1.

    He still a tosser though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerrygold View Post
    Just listening to Gay Byrne on Newstalk talking about the memorial gardens at Islandbridge and how the were, wrongly, left fall into disrepair. He then spoke about how the likes of Tom Crean had to keep their heads down after the Tan War for obvious reasons.
    However he then used the opportunity to describe the men who killed Crean's brother, an RIC man, as gangsters. The men involved in his death, along with 2 other RIC men in an ambush, were the same men who fought the brits to a standstill in west Cork, and lost many in the fight for freedom. Of course nobody on Newstalk pulled him up on his slur.
    How dare he.
    What else could you expect from such a horrible little man.
    He is out of the limelight now, all he can do to keep his name in the papers is to throw the spanner in now and then. Good riddance.
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    this is where we are in Ireland. There are people who will argue that there are two traditions and there should be respect.

    But people like Gay Byrne will never show respect to one side of those traditions. They'll ask for respect day in day out for the unionist tradition but any respect to the nationalist tradition built on our own culture and identity will always be sneered at.

    Gay Byrne is in my opinion displaying his own prejudices and agenda of hate.

    Where is the reconciliation in Gay Byrne's comment.

    Move on Gay you backward looking dinosaur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reknaw View Post
    Gay Byrne talks West Brit sh1te! What next, pigs wallowing in mud? The guy is clearly going gaga. He was never fit even to mention Tom Barry's name, much less to lick his boots. In fact, I suppose he was always more inclined to lick Windsor arse.
    He never got over Terry Wogan.
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