Month: July 1999

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It's some months now since Blather last paid any direct attention to the curious, if somewhat tiresome, phenomenon of Irish ufology and reported UFOs. Truth be told, the respite was sorely needed. Still, duty-bound we return to the fray, however grudgingly. It is with a little pride and nagging sense of futility that we notice that we seem to be the only voice emanating from this island which takes a critical (yet amused) view of the actions of Irish ufologists and their subsequent newspaper coverage. Much of this reportage seems polluted with X-Files cliches, pointless 'facts', often providing us with little more than mere silly-season page-filler. A June 20th 1999, page 3 headline in *Ireland on Sunday* reads *ETs fail to show for big date*. We commend the author of the article, one Dara deFaoite, for his objectivity and avoidance of the usual sensationalist cliche and device. The story hangs...