Tag Archives: Arthur Griffith

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 (30TH JANUARY) 138 YEARS AGO : EVE OF ‘CONSTRUCTION’ FOR MILITANT IRISH LADIES. On the 30th January 1881 – 138 years ago on this date – Charles Stewart Parnell’s sisters, Anna and Fanny, put the final touches … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (9TH JANUARY) 97 YEARS AGO : RESIGNATIONS OVER THE TREATY OF SURRENDER. “In view of the vote that was taken here on Saturday and which I had definitely to oppose as one that was tending to subvert … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (5TH DECEMBER) 97 YEARS AGO : TRUCE AND TREATY AND THE PARTING OF THE WAYS. On Monday, 5th of December in 1921 – 97 years ago on this date – in Downing Street in London, the then … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (28TH NOVEMBER) 98 YEARS AGO : BLACK AND TANS REMOVE THEIR MURDER VICTIMS’ BODIES TO BURN THEM. The 28th November in 1920 – 98 years ago on this date – was a Sunday, and it was on … Continue reading

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POUND FOR YOUR THOUGHTS… Speaking to Channel 4 TV News, Stephen Pound (pictured), the British Labour Party ‘Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland’ (sic) stated at the recent British Labour party conference that the border issue was “life and death to … Continue reading

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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 (28TH JUNE) 95 YEARS AGO : FREE STATERS USE BORROWED WEAPONS FROM WESTMINSTER AGAINST THEIR OLD COMRADES. “For a little while on the morning of the attack on IRA Headquarters, Four Courts, Dublin, 28th June 1922 (95 … Continue reading

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