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Christy Moore
Christopher Andrew "Christy" Moore (born 7 May 1945) is an Irish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is one of the founding members of Planxty
Planxty
and Moving Hearts. His first album, Paddy on the Road
Paddy on the Road
was recorded with Dominic Behan in 1969. In 2007, he was named as Ireland's greatest living musician in RTÉ's People of the Year Awards.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Musical career 3 Political and social commentary 4 Banned songs 5 Musical style 6 Family 7 Memorable events7.1 Detention incident, 2004 7.2 Desert Island Discs 7.3 Penguin book of Irish poetry 7.4 Oxegen8 Discography8.1 Solo 8.2 With Planxty 8.3 With Moving Hearts 8.4 Compilation albums9 Filmography9.1 Video 9.2 DVDs10 References 11 External linksEarly life[edit] Moore was born in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland and attended Newbridge College
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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
The Royal Liverpool
Liverpool
Philharmonic Society is a society based in Liverpool, England, that manages a professional symphony orchestra, a concert venue, and extensive programmes of learning through music. It is the UK's only orchestra that has its own hall. The society is the second oldest of its type in the United Kingdom and its orchestra, the Royal Liverpool
Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra, is the country's longest-surviving professional orchestra.[1] In addition to the orchestra, the society administers the Royal Liverpool
Liverpool
Philharmonic Choir, the Liverpool
Liverpool
Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Orchestra
and other choirs and ensembles. It is involved in educational and community projects in Liverpool
Liverpool
and its surrounding region
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Rachel Corrie
Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003) from Olympia, Washington, was an American activist and diarist.[1][2] She was a member of a pro-Palestinian group called the International Solidarity Movement (ISM).[3] She was killed by an Israel
Israel
Defense Forces (IDF) armored bulldozer in a combat zone in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, under contested circumstances[2][4] during the height of the second Palestinian intifada.[5] She had gone to Gaza as part of her senior-year college assignment to connect her home-town with
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H-Block
Her Majesty's Prison
Prison
Maze (previously Long Kesh Detention Centre
Long Kesh Detention Centre
and known colloquially as the Maze Prison, The Maze, the H Blocks or Long Kesh) was a prison in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
that was used to house paramilitary prisoners during the Troubles from mid-1971 to mid-2000. It was situated at the former Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
station of Long Kesh, on the outskirts of Lisburn. This was in the townland of Maze, about nine miles (14 km) southwest of Belfast. The prison and its inmates were involved in such events as the 1981 hunger strike
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Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s.[1] He is often referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter[2] and is known internationally as a folk-rock legend.[3][4] Lightfoot's songs, including "For Lovin' Me", "Early Morning Rain", "Steel Rail Blues", "Ribbon of Darkness"—a number one hit on the U.S. country chart[5] with Marty Robbins's cover in 1965—and "Black Day in July" about the 1967 Detroit riot, brought him wide recognition in the 1960s. Canadian chart success with his own recordings began in 1962 with the No. 3 hit "(Remember Me) I'm the One", followed by recognition and charting abroad in the 1970s
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Provisional Irish Republican Army Campaign 1969–97
Ulster Defence Association Ulster Volunteer Force Other loyalist paramilitary groupsCasualties and lossesIRA 293 killed over 10,000 imprisoned at different times during the conflict[3] British Armed Forces
British Armed Forces
656 killed[4][5] RUC 272 killed Loyalist paramilitary groups 44 killedOthers killed by IRA 621[6]–644[7] civilians 1 Irish Army
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Provisional Irish Republican Army
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(incl. British Army, Royal Ulster Constabulary[5][6][7] Ulster
Ulster
loyalist paramilitaries[8] Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
"Free State" (An Garda Síochána ; Irish Army (Although the IRA's own rules prohibited their Volunteers from carrying out attacks against the "Free State".)The Provisional Irish Republican Army
Irish Republican Army
(IRA or Provisional IRA) was[9][10][11][12] an Irish republican paramilitary organisation that sought end of British involvement in Northern Ireland[13], facilitate the reunification of Ireland
Ireland
and to bring about an independent socialist[2] republic encompassing all of Ireland.[14][15] It was the biggest and most active republican paramilitary group during the Troubles
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Remembrance Day Bombing
The Remembrance Day bombing
Remembrance Day bombing
(also known as the Enniskillen
Enniskillen
bombing or Poppy Day massacre[1][2]) took place on 8 November 1987 in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. A Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb exploded near the town's war memorial (cenotaph) during a Remembrance Sunday
Remembrance Sunday
ceremony, which was being held to commemorate British military war dead. Eleven people (ten civilians and a police officer) were killed, many of them elderly, and 63 were injured. The IRA said it had made a mistake and that its target had been the British soldiers parading to the memorial. The bombing was strongly condemned by all sides and undermined support for the IRA and Sinn Féin
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Mary Robinson
Mary Therese Winifred Robinson (née Bourke; Irish: Máire Bean Mhic Róibín;[2] born 21 May 1944) is an Irish Independent politician who served as the 7th President of Ireland, she was the first female to hold this office. She also served as United Nations
United Nations
High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002 and a Senator for the University of Dublin
Dublin
from 1969 to 1989. She first rose to prominence as an academic, barrister and campaigner. She defeated Fianna Fáil's Brian Lenihan and Fine Gael's Austin Currie, in the 1990 presidential election, becoming the first Independent candidate nominated by the Labour Party, the Workers' Party and Independent Senators
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Anti-nuclear Movement
The anti-nuclear movement is a social movement that opposes various nuclear technologies. Some direct action groups, environmental movements, and professional organisations have identified themselves with the movement at the local, national, or international level.[2][3] Major anti-nuclear groups include Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service. The initial objective of the movement was nuclear disarmament, though since the late 1960s opposition has included the use of nuclear power. Many anti-nuclear groups oppose both nuclear power and nuclear weapons
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Gay Byrne
Gabriel Mary "Gay" Byrne (born 5 August 1934; affectionately known as Uncle Gay,[2] Gaybo[3] or Uncle Gaybo[1]) is an Irish presenter and host of radio and television. His most notable role was first host of The Late Late Show over a 37-year period spanning 1962 until 1999. The Late Late Show is the world's second longest-running chat show.[4] His time working in Britain with Granada Television
Granada Television
saw him become the first person to introduce the Beatles on screen. From 1973 until 1998, Byrne presented The Gay Byrne
Gay Byrne
Hour—later The Gay Byrne
Gay Byrne
Show when it expanded to two hours—on RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ Radio 1
each weekday morning
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Ballymun
Ballymun
Ballymun
(Irish: Baile Munna) is an area on Dublin's Northside in Ireland, the modern development of which began in the 1960s to accommodate a housing crisis in inner city areas of Dublin. The area became well-known for its high-rise tower blocks and flat complexes. It has several sub-districts such as Sillogue and Poppintree, and is in close proximity to Dublin
Dublin
Airport. In 1997, a regeneration plan was announced, which led to demolition of the flats and their replacement by new low-rise housing and some civic amenities, but also saw the loss of most of the area's shops
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Fairtrade Ireland
Fairtrade
Fairtrade
Ireland is the Irish member of FLO International, which unites 23 Fairtrade
Fairtrade
producer and labelling initiatives across Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America, Africa, Australia
Australia
and New Zealand. The organisation, which is registered as a charity, awards a consumer label, the Fairtrade
Fairtrade
Certification Mark, to products which meet internationally recognised standards of Fairtrade. It is supported by Amnesty International, ActionAid Ireland, Christian Aid, Comhlámh, Concern, Oxfam, Trócaire and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions
Irish Congress of Trade Unions
and is active throughout Ireland through a network of volunteers. The first Irish product bearing the Fairtrade
Fairtrade
Mark, Bewley's Direct coffee, was launched in November 1996
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Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Gibraltar
(/dʒɪˈbrɔːltə/, /dʒɪˈbrɒltə/ or other permutations; Spanish pronunciation: [xiβɾalˈtaɾ]) is a British Overseas Territory
British Overseas Territory
located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.[8][9] It has an area of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) and is bordered to the north by Spain. The landscape is dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar
Rock of Gibraltar
at the foot of which is a densely populated city area, home to over 30,000 people, primarily Gibraltarians.[10] In 1704, Anglo-Dutch forces captured Gibraltar
Gibraltar
from Spain
Spain
during the War of the Spanish Succession
War of the Spanish Succession
on behalf of the Habsburg
Habsburg
claim to the Spanish throne
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Operation Flavius
Operation Flavius
Operation Flavius
(also referred to as the " Gibraltar
Gibraltar
killings")[1][2] was a controversial military operation in which three members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army
Provisional Irish Republican Army
(IRA) were shot dead by the British Special Air Service
Special Air Service
(SAS) in Gibraltar
Gibraltar
on 6 March 1988. The three—Seán Savage, Daniel McCann, and Mairéad Farrell—were believed to be mounting a car bomb attack on British military personnel in Gibraltar. Plain-clothed SAS soldiers approached them in the forecourt of a petrol station, then opened fire, killing them. All three were found to be unarmed, and no bomb was discovered in Savage's car, leading to accusations that the British government had conspired to murder them
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Radio Éireann
RTÉ
RTÉ
Radio is a division of the Irish national broadcasting organisation Raidió Teilifís Éireann. RTÉ
RTÉ
Radio broadcasts four analogue channels and five digital channels nationwide. The first voice broadcast of 2RN, the original radio callsign for what would eventually become RTÉ
RTÉ
Radio 1, took place on 14 November 1925 when Seamus Clandillon, the station director, announced on air: "Seo Raidió 2RN, Baile Átha Cliath ag tástáil", Irish for "This is Radio 2RN, Dublin
Dublin
testing". Regular Irish radio-broadcasting began on 1 January 1926. However, people in most of Ireland could not receive 2RN's (1.5 kilowatt) signal at the time.[1] When faced with numerous complaints from Cork regarding the writers' inability to tune in to the signal, Clandillon remarked in The Irish Radio Review, a magazine dedicated to the service, that they did not know how to operate their sets
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