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Irish history , Irish politics – from today and yesterday ; all 32 Counties !

ON THIS DATE (27TH MAY) 143 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF A PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT MEMBER-IN-WAITING. ‘Francis Sheehy-Skeffington did not enter his wife Hanna’s details on the 1911 Census form at their home…as the suffragettes had a campaign of non-cooperation with … Continue reading

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IN THIS MONTH (MAY) 266 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF A ‘UNITED IRISHMEN’ FOUNDING FATHER. “Nor one feeling of vengeance presume to defileThe cause, or the men, of the Emerald Isle.” – the words of William Drennan, physician, poet, educationalist … Continue reading

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ONE-THIRD PLAYGROUND, ONE-THIRD RIC MEMORIAL, ONE-THIRD BROWN-ENVELOPED APARTMENT BLOCK FOR A BUILDER BUDDY? Another Moore Street fiasco in the making? A Fine Gael political representative is currently flying a kite to gauge reaction/opposition to a proposal to build a playground … Continue reading

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‘SAOIRSE IRISH FREEDOM’ NEWSPAPER MAY 2020 FREE DOWNLOAD… ‘Saoirse – Irish Freedom is the voice of the Irish Republican Movement. The monthly newspaper of Republican Sinn Féin, it takes its name from Irish Freedom – Saoirse, a Fenian paper which … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (29TH APRIL) 104 YEARS AGO : REPUBLICAN ‘SURRENDER ORDER’ AND FR. ALOYSIUS. On Saturday, 29th April, 1916 – 104 years ago on this date – Pádraig Pearse issued the ‘Surrender Order’ on behalf of the Irish republican … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (22ND APRIL) 115 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF A POLITICAL OPPORTUNIST. ‘William Henry O’Shea [pictured] (pronounced “O’Shee”, a fact that gave rise to much worthless humour in the clubs and music halls at the time of the … Continue reading

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AN ON-LINE/DIGITAL EASTER, APRIL 2020. Due to Covid 19, Sinn Féin Poblachtach will be commemorating Easter 1916 online this year. Beginning on Good Friday (10th April) a series of live events will be held on Facebook ; at 4pm, Ard … Continue reading

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