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Thread: Float Commemorating 1913 Lockout not allowed to participate in Dublin's St Patrick's Day Parade

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    Default Float Commemorating 1913 Lockout not allowed to participate in Dublin's St Patrick's Day Parade

    The Organisers of the Dublin St Patrick's Day parade refused to allow a Trade Union Float participate in the parade that wanted to commemorate the 1913 lockout.

    The reason they gave was the float wasn't in theme with The Gathering which they stated was the main theme of the parade. A quick look at their terms and conditions for participants (link below) does not state anything at all about The Gathering.

    Below is also a link to the members of the festival team, I wonder which of them is prepared to except responsibility for this cultural censorship?



    Float Banned | Broadsheet.ie

    St. Patrick (Festival Team and Board Members)

    Terms & Conditions | St. Patrick

    FESTIVAL TEAM

    Acting Chief Executive: Edelle Moss
    Administration Manager: Maeve Withington
    Creative Director: Susanna Lagan
    Marketing Manager: Niamh Donnellan
    Head of Production: Tony Killeen
    Financial Controller: Mary Leane
    Marketing & Design Executive: Clare Flynn
    Corporate Engagement & Development Executive: Emily Barton
    Accounts Administrator: Ted Kavanagh
    Hospitality/Groups Executive: Natasha Purtill
    People’s Parade Coordinator: Natalie Hans
    People’s Parade Production Co-Ordinator: Elaine O’Connor
    Parade Director David ‘Spud’ Murphy
    Production Co-Ordinator: Tom Rohan
    Programming Project Manager: Laura Larkin
    Outreach Programme Manager: Karen Walshe
    Reception: Jilly Mc Donough
    Hospitality Assistant: Ashling Plunkett
    Programming Assistant: Afah McGovern
    Outreach Programming Assistant (Studio): Ruth Murray
    PR Assistant: Sarah Whiteacre
    Production Assistant: John May
    Sponsorship Assistant: Ruth Phelan

    St. Patrick’s Festival Board Members

    David Harvey (Chair), Conor Kennedy , Grainne Byrne, Tony O’Dálaigh, Dermot Horan, Vincent Norton, Simon Gregory, Paul Wyse, Keith McCormack.

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    Utterly disgraceful decision.

    Far from a people's parade.

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    Shameful.

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    i never recovered from the ones in the 1980's , I still have "ADT Security" ringing in my ears. If its just a bit of safe diddleyi for the tourists fair enough, but it should allow parody or historical references once its not overly hijacked for political ends

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    The Gathering has been a flop to date.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    This was covered by the Sunday Times. Seemingly the Board were not happy with the 2 proposals submitted by TU however they did not refuse permission for a commemorative float. They simply suggested that any float should be of a design that would be in keeping with the theme of the parade.

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    Please don't embarrass the stickies.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    This is a disgrace.

    The lock out was an important event in Irish history.

    Also I see animals are not allowed. So they do not allow Irish wolfhounds.

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    One of the proposed Trade Union floats was a massive Cash Register accompanied by a Yeats poem entitled September 1913, was this the main reason for refusal?


    September 1913


    What need you, being come to sense,
    But fumble in a greasy till
    And add the halfpence to the pence
    And prayer to shivering prayer, until
    You have dried the marrow from the bone;
    For men were born to pray and save;
    Romantic Ireland's dead and gone,
    It's with O'Leary in the grave.

    Yet they were of a different kind,
    The names that stilled your childish play,
    They have gone about the world like wind,
    But little time had they to pray
    For whom the hangman's rope was spun,
    And what, God help us, could they save?
    Romantic Ireland's dead and gone,
    It's with O'Leary in the grave.

    Was it for this the wild geese spread
    The grey wing upon every tide;
    For this that all that blood was shed,
    For this Edward Fitzgerald died,
    And Robert Emmet and Wolfe Tone,
    All that delirium of the brave?
    Romantic Ireland's dead and gone,
    It's with O'Leary in the grave.

    Yet could we turn the years again,
    And call those exiles as they were
    In all their loneliness and pain,
    You'd cry `Some woman's yellow hair
    Has maddened every mother's son':
    They weighed so lightly what they gave.
    But let them be, they're dead and gone,
    They're with O'Leary in the grave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemesiscorporation View Post
    This is a disgrace.

    The lock out was an important event in Irish history.

    Also I see animals are not allowed. So they do not allow Irish wolfhounds.
    Yes. Very strict about this. Some very important "snouts in the trough" even had to leave the country to go to parades elsewhere.

    Though members of the Ahern family showed up.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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