Archive for the ‘Comment’ Category

Congratulations to HRH Prince William and Princess Catherine

April 29, 2011 Comment

Dublin and Wicklow Loyal Orange Lodge 1313 would like to express our warmest congratulations to HRH Prince William and Princess Catherine on this their wedding day. We are proud that as Colonel of the Regiment, Prince William wore the uniform of the Irish Guards. This is a great honour to the Regiment and a sign of […]

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Call for confidence from Archbishop

April 25, 2011 Comment

Sermon preached by the Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough, the Most Reverend Michael Jackson Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Colossians 3:1-4; St John 20:1-18 Colossians 3:4: When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. The most exciting part of Easter is the way in which […]

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Easter Encouragement from Dublin Archbishop

April 22, 2011 Comment

Easter Day rings out with a type of celebration which we often find difficult – and understandably. The death of those whom we love and know leaves us bereft and wandering in darkness and loneliness. Yet Easter speaks confidently and with celebration of the way in which Jesus Christ has overcome death and has opened […]

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New Archbishop of Dublin

February 2, 2011 Comment

Rt Revd Dr Michael Jackson has been elected as the new Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough, by the Episcopal Electoral College for Dublin and Glendalough, which met at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin today. Bishop Jackson has been Bishop of Clogher, which spans both sides of the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, since 2002. In 2008, […]

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The IRA campaign in Cork against Protestants

November 29, 2010 Comment

GERARD Murphy’s ‘The Year Of Disappearances — Political Killings In Cork 1921-22’ is very properly causing a major stir. Even more than Peter Hart’s account of the IRA in the county, this book is revealing the terrible horror that befell the Protestants of Cork. Moreover, it finally destroys any claim that a non-sectarian Republic could […]

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12th July Bank Holiday Rep. Ireland?

October 14, 2010 Comment, Culture

Are the Republics Orangemen Equal Citziens? At the MacGill Summer School in Co. Donegal, the former P.D leader and Minster for justice, Mr Michael MacDowell called for a Public Holiday in the Republic for the 12th July. He quoted; “That if we were genuine republicans and if the orange panel in the flag meant anything, […]

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An inconvient truth…

October 5, 2010 Comment, History

Outwardly and publicly those in political positions of power in the Republic have been portraying the country as a mature 21st century European State on good terms with it’s neighbours such as at joint British-Irish meetings , commemorations and such talk of an imminent visit of H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth etc. Internally the reality within the […]

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Bishop acknowledges Orange contribution

October 4, 2010 Comment

Church of Ireland Bishop, Rt. Rev. Michael Jackson has significantly acknowledged the positive contribution Orangemen make to the local churches and communities. “The Church of Ireland Diocese of Clogher, like the other Dioceses within Northern Ireland and straddling the Border Counties, numbers many members of the Orange Order in its parishes. Significant numbers of them […]

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