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Thursday, July 21, 2005 

Men of the South

(Above from the incomparable Phoenix Magazine)

Ken Loach has just finished filming on his Irish War of Independence film (due for release in 2006) "The Wind That Shakes The Barley". Based on a Paul Laverty script, this epic will follow two brothers played by Cillian Murphy and Liam Cunningham as they fight British forces in an IRA flying column.

The Daily Telegraph has a short diary piece from Loach here. Empire (a UK film magazine) says:

"The Wind That Shakes The Barley is set during the Irish War of Independence, when the Irish finally threw off the yoke of the English oppressors. Or revolted against their lawful government, depending on your point of view."

Now, there's an interesting poll to take of the "Irish Blogosphere" - which view would you take?

We know how the Sashes over at A Tangled Web would answer, but how would, say, our Anglophile friends at the Freedom Institute reply - without incurring the disapproval of their English Tory mates?

"Libel"-Richard Waghorne
"Attack blog"-Damien Mulley

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  • An early-thirties male Irish technologist living and working in Dublin, I'm a former (recovering) member of both Fianna Fáil and the Roman Catholic Church.

    I'm not a member of any political party these days, but my opinions can be broadly categorised as 'lefty' and republican. I am also a former member of the Irish Defence Forces.

    Please feel free to check out the FI Fie Foe Fum group blog, where I was once a regular contributor, and the Cedar Lounge Revolution, where I can usually be found in the comments.

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