Requiem for the Republic

Author: James M Bourke

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1665591862

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

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Requiem for the Republic is a collection of socio-political essays on the state of the Irish nation. Unfortunately, the current ‘New Ireland’ is but a pale shadow of the republic that was established a hundred years ago in 1921 following the War of Independence. The thesis of these critical essays is that Ireland is no longer a true republic. It is the author’s contention that it has become a servile secularist state, ruled by a political elite with an inflated sense of self-importance and a lack of empathy for the common people. The essays look at different aspects of the transformation of a Christian nation into a secularist state. The main focus is on the clash of cultures between the toxic ideology of the ‘New Ireland’ and the high ideals set by the founding fathers of the republic. Of course, the views expressed by Bourke are his personal opinions. They are contestable and will be contested. Many ‘liberal’ writers choose to ignore the disintegration of Christian Ireland and its traditional values. However, Bourke will not be silent. He states his case with searing honesty knowing that to remain silent would not serve the public interest.

The Irish 2018 Abortion Referendum

Author: Brian Nugent

Publisher: Brian Nugent

ISBN: 0244762589

Category: Religion

Page: 173

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The 8th amendment of the Irish Constitution: “The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.” This famous, much loved, clause in the Irish constitution was repealed on the 25th of May 2018, allowing the passage of one of the most liberal abortion laws in Europe in a traditionally pro-life country. This book seeks to answer the conundrum of why this happened, in particular why there was such a large Yes vote overturning decades of pro-life activism in the country. It centres on the questions of media bias, feminism, anticlericalism, and the subtle but serious political effects of the rise of atheism in modern Ireland.

The American Garden

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 480

View: 1809

Bad Road to Nowhere

Author: Linda Ladd

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 1601838565

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3067

First in a spinoff of the Claire Morgan crime series. “[A] nail-biting case . . . what a suspenseful thriller it is!” (Fresh Fiction) Bad Memories Not many people know their way through the bayous well enough to find Will Novak’s crumbling mansion outside New Orleans. Not that Novak wants to talk to anyone. He keeps his guns close and his guard always up. Bad Sister Mariah Murray is one selfish, reckless, manipulative woman, the kind Novak would never want to get tangled up with. But he can’t say no to his dead’s wife sister. Bad Vibes When Mariah tells him she wants to rescue a childhood friend, another Aussie girl gone conveniently missing in north Georgia, Novak can’t turn her down. She’s hiding something. But the pretty little town she’s targeted screams trouble, too. Novak knows there’s a trap waiting. But until he springs it, there’s no telling who to trust . . . Praise for Linda Ladd’s Claire Morgan thrillers “A tough, no-nonsense detective with a well-hidden vulnerable side . . . edgy, clever!” —Beverly Barton, New York Times bestselling author “Chilling, compelling suspense . . . be prepared to lose sleep!” —Eileen Dreyer, New York Times bestselling author “A feisty new heroine to root for!” —Patricia Gaffney, New York Times bestselling author “Plenty of suspense and surprises.” —Publishers Weekly