Monthly Archives: February 2017

ON THIS DATE (22ND FEBRUARY) 28 YEARS AGO : MISPLACED ‘PRIDE’… ..and, unfortunately, the potential for more of same remains. An unusual piece for us, given the point of view of this blog and the point of view of the … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (8TH FEBRUARY) 170 YEARS AGO : ‘THE LIBERATOR’ PLEADS – ‘ONE IN FOUR WILL DIE UNLESS YOU HELP…’ On the 8th February 1847, the then 72-year-old ‘Liberator’, Daniel O’Connell (pictured, left) delivered his last speech in the … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (1ST FEBRUARY) 139 YEARS AGO : 1916 SIGNATORY BORN. On the 1st February 1878 – 139 years ago on this date – a child, Thomas, was born in Cloughjordan in Tipperary, into a household which would consist … Continue reading

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