Category Archives: History/Politics.

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

ON THIS DATE (6TH DECEMBER) 96 YEARS AGO : A TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE IS BORN. One of the leaflets (pictured) distributed by Irish republicans in late 1921 to counteract anti-republican propaganda that the ‘Treaty (of Surrender)’ was “a stepping stone” to … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (29TH NOVEMBER) 97 YEARS AGO – FALSE HOPE AND AN ALIBI. Pictured, left – the remains of two Galway IRA Volunteers, Patrick and Harry Loughnane, who were tortured and killed by the Black and Tans in November … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (22ND NOVEMBER) 94 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF AN IRA HUNGER-STRIKER. Andrew Sullivan (aka Andy O’Sullivan, pictured, left), 5th Battalion, Cork 4th Brigade, was one of three IRA men to die on hunger-strike in 1923 – he … Continue reading

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RESURGENCE. From ‘The United Irishman’ newspaper, October 1954. One danger is the attempts of Free State politicians to divert this (republican) revival to their party advantage. Just as the nation-wide resentment at the passing of the ‘Ireland Bill’ was successfully … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (1ST NOVEMBER) 97 YEARS AGO : IRISH ‘LAD OF 18 SUMMERS’ EXECUTED BY WESTMINSTER. Kevin Barry (pictured, left) wearing the uniform of ‘H’ Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade of the IRA. He was 18 years of age … Continue reading

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BRUSSELS / EU AND ITS ‘SERVANTS’ RIPPING US OFF. ‘All Members of the European Parliament (MEP’s) receive an *extra* €4,342 a month that goes straight to their bank account of choice…the money is supposed to pay for a regional office … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (18TH OCTOBER) 226 YEARS AGO – ‘REFORM DEMANDED FOR ALL’. On the 18th October 1791 – 226 years ago on this date – a group of socially-minded Protestants, Anglicans and Presbyterians held their first public meeting in … Continue reading

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