Tuesday, December 09, 2008

From the Republic of Conscience

Today's Irish Times has an A2 poster marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with at the bottom Seamus Heaney's poem 'From the Republic of Conscience', useful for classroom display.

Inside the paper there's a supplement with reflections by 31 writers on the Declaration, and an introduction by Heaney. These pieces can all be read on Amnesty International's website here, including essays by Joseph O'Connor, Roddy Doyle, Claire Kilroy, Colm Toibin, Anne Enright and Jennifer Johnston - again, plenty of material for Leaving Cert language work.

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