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    ...on TV3 now, tracing some disappeared victims of the War of Independence.

    I guess it makes a change from the usual X Factor nonsense.

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    When I read about it earlier, I thought it would be great. I'm struggling to keep my eyes open though.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Not a great start.

    Some of the usual footage from the time showing Dev, Collins, Lloyd George. A Professor who thinks that clearly the subject and his viewer do not merit a shirt and tie. Will give it another 15 mins though, hope it improves.

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    Oh Jesus. The obligatory reenactment with actor staring moodily out a window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    Oh Jesus. The obligatory reenactment with actor staring moodily out a window.
    Wonder if Eoghan Harris or any of his acolytes will appear soon?
    Regards...jmcc

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    Wow.. hard to believe that the "Good" Old IRA killed civilians, put people out of their homes, killed policemen, shot informers and buried them in unmarked graves... unlike the "Bad" Provisional IRA who ... oh wait

    And the difference is lads ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel View Post
    Wow.. hard to believe that the "Good" Old IRA killed civilians, put people out of their homes, killed policemen, shot informers and buried them in unmarked graves... unlike the "Bad" Provisional IRA who ... oh wait

    And the difference is lads ?
    I don't think the programme is lauding the events at all.

    Interesting that you would use it to defend the Provos actions though.

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    Is this program about 1921.. or 1981

    Jaysus, they're shooting them coming out of Mass now and all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofcashel View Post
    Wow.. hard to believe that the "Good" Old IRA killed civilians, put people out of their homes, killed policemen, shot informers and buried them in unmarked graves... unlike the "Bad" Provisional IRA who ... oh wait

    And the difference is lads ?
    Retrospective contemporary social norms?
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    I don't think the programme is lauding the events at all.

    Interesting that you would use it to defend the Provos actions though.
    I'm not, I am pointing out the hypocrisy of people in FF and FG.. commemorating yearly the heros of the WOI.. while vilifying the terrorists of the Provos
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