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No place in modern Ireland for sham offence of blasphemy

On October 26, we must confirm what we have recognised for years and dump this anachronism, writes Andrea Martin

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The Patrick Kavanagh statue on the Grand Canal

The Patrick Kavanagh statue on the Grand Canal

The Patrick Kavanagh statue on the Grand Canal

We all have our 'sacred cows' - passions and beliefs so important to us it hurts to have them treated with disrespect.

A friend working in television once filmed a comedy item for a Valentine's Day TV show. It featured a young woman writing lousy romantic verse as she sat beside the bronze figure of Patrick Kavanagh ruminating on his canal-bank seat.


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