Monthly Archives: March 2013

SHOCK! HORROR! €17,000 LEFT UNTOUCHED…..

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. Croveigh people will tell you that Colmcille slept a night in their glen and that the sheltering shadow of his hand has been over it since, … Continue reading

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DUBLIN , EASTER 2013 : RSF COMMEMORATIONS.

DUBLIN EASTER COMMEMORATIONS 2013. I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless words, Or have lingered … Continue reading

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SEVEN MINUTES FIFTY SECONDS FOR A POSITIVE REAL ALTERNATIVE.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. On December 17th , 1927, ‘An Phoblacht’ carried a report on Croveigh : ” Events that will test the nation’s conscience – evictions are threatened in … Continue reading

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IN THE NAME OF INJUSTICE……

1920’s IRA AS ‘THE AGGRESSOR’…. A tilted presentation. I was right to be wary : TV3’s ‘In the name of the Republic’ would have given an ‘outsider’ the impression that armed British soldiers and pro-British militia were in Ireland in … Continue reading

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IN THE NAME OF THE TREATY.

‘IN THE NAME OF THE REPUBLIC…..’ ….as opposed to ‘IN DEFENCE OF THE REPUBLIC’. In a (guarded) welcome break from the trashy ‘Tallafornia’-type nonsense that it has become known for (it’s nickname ‘BabySky’ is well earned) , TV3 is airing … Continue reading

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FRANCIE GETS HIS CHANCE TO “WORK AN EXECUTIVE…”

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. In January 1927 , Paddy Hogan was asked in the Dáil to state the number of writs issued by the courts in favour of the Land … Continue reading

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TRYING TO ‘SKIN A CAT’ THAT HAS A GUARDIAN ANGEL….

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. I can recall a few such incidents : I was about to step into a boat for Arranmore Island when two guards from Burtonport nabbed me. … Continue reading

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