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2 November 2015 Edition

A Song for Ireland

2 November 2015

I STILL REMEMBER the first time I heard Barleycorn’s The Men Behind the Wire. It was at a south Dublin primary school in 1972. Within a year, there was no men and no wire to be heard on RTÉ Radio and the class above us were learning Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World. Censorship had moved beyond Montrose across the airwaves and into the leafy suburbs, its schools and social conversation. Premium service article

Any given Sunday

2 November 2015

IT WAS A DAY never to be forgotten. Four hours driving. Two senior Gaelic football teams. Two county club championship finals. One Sunday in October. Free article

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