Archive for the ‘Comment’ Category

Dublin Orangeism going from strenght to strenght

June 18, 2013 Comment, News

It’s been awhile since the last update on this page, but that doesn’t mean the lodge has been inactive. Far from it actually, we’ve been doing a lot of work to keep things moving in the right direction and securing the future for our Protestant traditions here in Dublin. The lodge has grown steadily since […]

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Happy Christmas!

December 24, 2011 Comment, News

The Worshipful Master, Officers and Brethren of Dublin and Wicklow L.O.L. 1313 would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year. This year saw the momentous visit of HM Queen to our State for the first time since her coronation. The Worshipful Master and Brethren were delighted to be a part of […]

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Statement on the President-elect

October 29, 2011 Comment, News

As Orangemen, we would like to congratulate Michael D Higgins on his election to the Office of President, and join with him in praying that Almighty God would direct and sustain him throughout his presidency. As President, he will be responsible for protecting the civil and religious liberties, which flow from the Glorious Revolution of […]

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Private schools a necessity for Protestants

October 22, 2011 Comment, News

CURRENT ATTACKS on fee-charging schools ignore the fact that Protestant boarding schools often offer the only viable solution for Church of Ireland families living outside the capital to get an education in a school of their ethos. The simple reality for Protestants living outside Dublin is that very few of them have access to a […]

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Growing interest in Orange Tradition

July 13, 2011 Comment, News

In recent years we have witnessed a renewed interest in Orangeism from people in the Republic of Ireland. This is due to Irish Protestants rediscovering their roots and feeling able to be who they are once more. This has been a  result of the peace process and the improved relations between the UK and Ireland. We enjoyed […]

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Bishop ’empowered’ to tell our story

June 27, 2011 Comment

The Bishop of Cork, Rt.  Rev. Paul Colton must be applauded for courageously drawing the State’s attention to the other ways in which people are Irish today.  The Bishop rightfully points out that for too long “there was only one way in which you could meaningfully be said to be an Irish person – mythical Celtic, oppressed and […]

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What is Britishness?

June 12, 2011 Comment, Culture

Speech by Dr. David Hume MBE, Director of Services, Grand Orange Lodge, to the New Perspectives on Britishness seminar series, University of Huddersfield, March 4, 2010 In his book “The Angry Island. Hunting the English”, author A. A. Gill recounts how a taxi driver in South Africa asked him whether England was like Cape Town. […]

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Dublin & Wicklow Statement on HM’s Impending Visit

May 16, 2011 Comment, News

On the eve of the historic visit about to take place, the Officers and Brethren of Dublin & Wicklow L.O.L. 1313 would like to extend their warmest welcome to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the Irish Republic. As members of one of Irelands oldest Fraternities, and one which values highly it’s British cultural identity, […]

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