Friday, February 12, 2021

Erin go bragh

Only by remembering complex, uncomfortable aspects of Britain and Ireland’s shared history can we forge a better future
The Guardian
Empire shaped Ireland's past. A century after partition, it still shapes our present
Michael D Higgins | President of Ireland

See also by President Higgins at the Guardian

Irish president attacks 'feigned amnesia' over British imperialism

5 comments:

Matt Franko said...

lastgreek,

FYI... This doesn’t mean Erin might go bra-less....

I think it’s a Gaelic phrase that means something else entirely...

Jonathan Larson said...

It means Ireland Forever, or Ireland until the ends of time.

Peter Pan said...

FYI... "Taoiseach" is the Irish equivalent of führer.

lastgreek said...

Greeks use the French word “soutien” for “bra.” The French word sounds better, that’s why.



Peter Pan said...

Soutien-gorge is a strange term. The literal translation is throat lifter.