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

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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CONTAMINATED EASTER LILY’S – Please be careful where you get your Easter Lily’s from, as Free State fraudsters are attempting to distribute State licenced (!) versions of the Lily. And no – this is NOT an April Fool’s joke! ON … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (25TH MARCH) 174 YEARS AGO : ‘FATHER OF THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE’ BORN. The Irish ‘dissident’, Michael Davitt (pictured) was born on this date – 25th March – in 1846, in Straide, County Mayo, at the height … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (18TH MARCH) 99 YEARS AGO : ‘BURGERY AMBUSH’ INITIATED. “…it is very difficult to describe this as an ‘ambush’ in the strict sense of the word, as there were several smaller engagements within the main attack and, … Continue reading

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ST. PATRICKS DAY 1858 AND THE IRISH STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM. Joseph Denieffe (left) , one of the founders of the ‘Irish Republican Brotherhood’. Born in Kilkenny City in 1833 , Joseph Denieffe grew up to become a tailor by trade … Continue reading

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BORN ON THIS DATE (4TH MARCH) THE SAME DATE THAT HE DIED, AND NAMED AFTER AN IRISH HERO WHO WAS BORN ON THAT SAME DATE 120 YEARS BEFORE HIM! Emmet Dalton (pictured, on the right, with Michael Collins), Irish rebel-turned-Free … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (26TH FEBRUARY) 166 YEARS AGO : ‘GUILTY’ OF HIGH TREASON BUT PARDONED AND TRANSPORTED. On this date – 26th February – in 1854, William Smith O’Brien (pictured), leader of the 1848 ‘Young Irelander Rebellion’, is released. He … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (19TH FEBRUARY) 76 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF A REBEL POACHER-TURNED-FREE STATE MILITARY GENERAL. ‘JJ O’Connell (pictured) joined the Irish Volunteers in 1914, becoming Chief of Inspection in 1915. He travelled the country organising volunteer corps, as … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (5TH FEBRUARY) 98 YEARS AGO : REBEL WOMEN SAY ‘NO!’. “As things developed in 1922, we could see that the Free State was toeing the line for Britain. Nearly all the girls stayed republican, but the men … Continue reading

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