Kiss my ass Pogues……..


I have mixed views about ‘Irish’ pubs in Liverpool. They play a positive role within Liverpool Irish cultural life in terms of socialising, networking and a ‘bit’ of culture.

But when a flippant comment is made (above) that be-littles the importance of the Irish language and Irish language speakers themselves, that really pisses me off.

Sometimes, the mask slips with these pubs and what you see is a commercial enterprise that feeds off the positives associated with ‘Irishness’ and profiteering remains the primary aim. But when it comes to the real problems facing our community, for example inequality, poverty, even racism…they bloody run a mile. So Pogue Mahones on Seel Street you really can pog ma thoin!

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