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About 11sixtynine

A mother of three and a political activist , living in Dublin , Ireland.

43 YEARS UNDER WATER ON THE 25TH DECEMBER 2019… A scene from the 2010 Cabhair Christmas Swim (pictured) – the year of the ‘Big Freeze’. As a Cabhair rep said at the time – “If we can continue to hold … Continue reading

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VOTING FOR A MANAGED DECLINE. On Friday, 29th November 2019, four by-elections for seats in Leinster House will be held in four constituencies in the Free State – Dublin Fingal, Dublin Mid-West, Wexford and Cork North Central. The vacancies exist … Continue reading

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WHICH AND WHAT. AND WHEN…? What have Sinéad O’Connor and the Department of Political Science in Trinity College, Dublin, got in common? What was it, in the early hours of a Sunday morning in 1920, that convinced the Black and … Continue reading

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The ‘1169’ crew, and other supporters/members, are already in the Ard Fheis venue, helping as best we can with the behind-the-scenes work that is necessary to ensure that all goes as planned : we are not long finished tidying-up the … Continue reading

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‘ISSUED BY THE ARMY COUNCIL, ÓGLAIGH NA hÉIREANN, NOVEMBER 1954…’ From ‘The United Irishman’ newspaper, December 1954. “The people of Ireland have a decision to make ; let them think well on it, because they will stand at the bar … Continue reading

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‘ISSUED BY THE ARMY COUNCIL, ÓGLAIGH NA hÉIREANN, NOVEMBER 1954…’ From ‘The United Irishman’ newspaper, December 1954. “It is the responsibility of the people of Ireland to see to it that those ‘elected representatives’ who claim to act in their … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (23RD OCTOBER) 253 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF AN ANTI-REPUBLICAN ‘MANGLER’. John Claudius Beresford (pictured), was born in Ireland on this date – 23rd October – 253 years ago (1766), into a rich Tory-like family which, due … Continue reading

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