Gerry Regan's Blog – May 2013 Archive (2)

Memorial Day 2013: Remembering Lawrence 'Turk' Condon

My father's uncle, Sgt. Lawrence Condon, died of shrapnel wounds in France two months before the Armistice ending World War I, "The War to End All Wars." His division, the U.S. Army's 27th, was known as "O'Ryan's Roughnecks." He was third generation American. One of his grandfathers was an Irwin, reputedly from Ballyjamesduff,…

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Added by Gerry Regan on May 30, 2013 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Filmmaker Loach Again Takes Aim at Ireland's Capitalists

British filmmaker Ken Loach is turning his practiced muse and penetrating focus once again toward Ireland with a new film exploring the disabilities inflicted on Ireland's working classes, this time in the aftermath of Irish independence.

According to a report this week in…

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Added by Gerry Regan on May 3, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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