It concerned a certain Peader Kearney - who wrote The Soldier's Song, our little republic's national anthem - and the issue of copyright when said ditty was given an airing in Dublin cinemas of the day..
The Soldier's Song was later translated into Gaelic by our cultural nationalist leaders, who felt it wasn't Irish enough in its vernacular form, rendered as it was in a way that most of us could understand.
And maybe they were right, for once?
Most national anthems are jingoistic gibberish.
Even the catchy Italian one - which sounds a bit like Rossini's Thieving Magpie crescendo from start to finish - is accompanied by bloodthirsty lyrics that might even have made Padraig Pearse blush.
It is probably for the best that people don't understand what is being said.
But copyright? Have a read of the extract below.
See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjUx75M7yX4
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