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

BRITS AND BATS…!

This republican operative was captured by the Staters in 1923 and went on hunger strike for forty-one days before being released in July 1924 ; de Valera attempted to recruit him in 1926 but he stayed with the Republican Movement … Continue reading

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“WHENEVER YOU FIND YOURSELF ON THE SIDE OF THE MAJORITY IT IS TIME TO PAUSE AND REFLECT.”

ON THIS DATE (30TH NOVEMBER) 122 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF THE IRISH ‘GALLEY SLAVE / GOLDEN CHAINS’ AUTHOR : OSCAR WILDE. On the 16th October, 1854, a boy was born to a middle-class family who lived at Westland Row, … Continue reading

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8 4 U SOON…!

8 4 U ON THE 30TH! We’ve gone back as far as the 17th century in one of our eight pieces for Wednesday, 30th November 2022, which is the period linked to a well-known author who suggested a new diet … Continue reading

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THE ‘BLUFFER BATES’ IS FACED UP TO AND FACED DOWN BY HIS OWN!

The ‘Orange Boss’ was challenged by his own people over his ‘stay at home’ ruling so he marched his ‘police force’ up to the top of the hill…and then marched them down again… Continue reading

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POLITICAL FUNDRAISING AND THE PRICE OF IT.

WHY IS THIS STATE POLITICIAN SWEATING… …why is he looking so worried? Would it have something to do with a political buddy of his from Tipperary, and/or an expensive dinner and/or a mobile phone licence? Or maybe it’s something to … Continue reading

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‘THEY BOUND THEM TIGHT BOTH HANDS AND FEET WITH TWINE THEY COULD NOT BREAK…’

THE ‘AARIR’ GROWLS (!) IN AMERICA 102 YEARS AGO ON THIS DATE. Ireland 1920 ; Black and Tans on the rampage, the Irish republican Lord Mayor of Cork, Thomas MacCurtain shot dead by RIC members who were out of uniform … Continue reading

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VOTING FOR OR AGAINST, DEPENDING ON THE SUM OFFERED!

ON THIS DATE (2ND NOVEMBER) 36 YEARS AGO : SINN FÉIN REORGANISED. ‘The story of how Gerry Adams tried to turn an eighty year old revolutionary movement into a British constitutional party. How he broke the Sinn Féin constitution, created … Continue reading

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ON THE 2ND, BUT NOT 2ND-HAND…!

The stalwarts, having said their piece and again having stated and explained their political position, brought proceedings temporarily to an end and moved to a different location where they carried on with their business…this elected rep, a pure chancer, had … Continue reading

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A MODEST PROPOSAL TO FEED POOR CHILDREN TO THE RICH…

A green-hearted loyalist comments on ‘Irish fighters in every clime in every Cause but their own…’, and a modest proposal to feed poor children to the rich..! Continue reading

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DIED AT 105 YEARS OF AGE, HAVING SERVED REPUBLICANISM FOR 89 OF THOSE YEARS.

ON THIS DATE (5TH OCTOBER) 39 YEARS AGO : BRITISH DIPLOCK ‘JUSTICE’ FURTHER EXPOSED. On this date – 5th October – in 1983, British ‘Lord Chief Justice’ Robert Lynd Erskine Lowry, during a ‘trial’ based on the ‘word’ of an … Continue reading

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