The challenge of Dónal Óg Cusack’s ‘coming out’ to heteronormativity in contemporary Irish culture and society
Debbie Ging and Marcus Free
communitarian anti-globalisation. As Cronin ( 2007 ) cogently points out, it is, paradoxically, the GAA’s ostensible rejection of the commodification of its players’ bodies and insistence on amateurism that has proved so appealing to corporate sponsors such as Bank of Ireland, Guinness, Vodafone, ESB and AIB. Indeed, all of the recent television and billboard advertising campaigns for the GAA and its sponsors are underpinned by a vision of Irish masculinity that is deeply communal, rural, anti-individualistic, amateurist and untainted by the excesses of modern consumerism
different locations and how collaboration and sharing material for editing can enable a range of outputs speaking to different audiences.
Meanwhile Irish police were also travelling, to seminars in Britain and Europe where they were told that anti-globalisation protestors were ‘the new terrorists’ and encouraged to react more aggressively. This was manifested at anti-privatisation protests in Dublin and most famously at the May 2002 Reclaim the Streets protest which saw a ‘Garda riot’ on Dame Street, with police batoning bystanders (including people in taxi queues