The Fools, The Fools

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“The fools, the fools, they have left us our Fenian dead. While Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.” Attributed to “P. H. Pearce”. Portraits of Pearse and Connolly appear to the right. Brandywell Road, Derry.

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Copyright © 1991 Peter Moloney

A Pain In The Ash

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The Simpsons moved to prime-time from The Tracey Ullman Show and became a hit for Fox beginning in December 1989. By 1991, the family, and especially Bart Simpson, were famous enough to be used in the “Shantallow anti toxic waste campaign” against a DuPont “Toxic incinerator planned for Derry”: “Ban the burn – it’s a pain in the ash.” Derry. For a history of the campaign, see “A Burning Issue?” p. 7 ff. Racecourse Road.

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Copyright © 1991 Peter Moloney