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    ...documentary on BBC now about the great Dave Allen, sadly a figure who was pretty much persona non grata in this country because of his stance on the Church.

    He recounts the death threats he received in the 70s from the IRA, and the documentary and searches on Google suggest that he got the threats because of that humour. It seems a bit unusual, had never associated the IRA with taking a stand for the image of the Church. Is this an error, had he told some other gags that might have caused offence along a more political line, or had he expressed some opinion on the conflict that was controversial?

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    Maybe they just didn't like him because he was a successful Irishman living in England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    ...documentary on BBC now about the great Dave Allen, sadly a figure who was pretty much persona non grata in this country because of his stance on the Church.

    He recounts the death threats he received in the 70s from the IRA, and the documentary and searches on Google suggest that he got the threats because of that humour. It seems a bit unusual, had never associated the IRA with taking a stand for the image of the Church. Is this an error, had he told some other gags that might have caused offence along a more political line, or had he expressed some opinion on the conflict that was controversial?
    Questions which require answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgellons View Post
    Maybe they just didn't like him because he was a successful Irishman living in England.
    Why would that be a problem?

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    Im watching it, a man ahead of his time for sure.

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    Back in the 70s the Provos were still very traditionally Catholic. I read somewhere recently that An Phoblacht used to have articles condemning contraception. This was when the Provo movement was still controlled by the likes of Daithi O Conaill and O Bradaigh. They became more liberal and left wing when the Nordies took over post the Hunger Strikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum View Post
    Back in the 70s the Provos were still very traditionally Catholic. I read somewhere recently that An Phoblacht used to have articles condemning contraception. This was when the Provo movement was still controlled by the likes of Daithi O Conaill and O Bradaigh. They became more liberal and left wing when the Nordies took over post the Hunger Strikes
    The PubLocked was never anything other than toilet paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum View Post
    Back in the 70s the Provos were still very traditionally Catholic. I read somewhere recently that An Phoblacht used to have articles condemning contraception. This was when the Provo movement was still controlled by the likes of Daithi O Conaill and O Bradaigh. They became more liberal and left wing when the Nordies took over post the Hunger Strikes
    religious Irish terrorists, fu*ck me but that would have made a perfect comedy sketch for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum View Post
    Back in the 70s the Provos were still very traditionally Catholic. I read somewhere recently that An Phoblacht used to have articles condemning contraception. This was when the Provo movement was still controlled by the likes of Daithi O Conaill and O Bradaigh. They became more liberal and left wing when the Nordies took over post the Hunger Strikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    Questions which require answers.
    Absolutely.

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