Tag Archives: Austin Stack.

“THIS IS THE FEAR OF THE IRISH PEOPLE” – MARY MacSWINEY, 1922.

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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THE UNJUST EXERCISE OF POWER AND PRIVILEGE BY LANDLORDS – IRELAND, 1879.

ON THIS DATE (19TH DECEMBER) 141 YEARS AGO : ‘FATHER OF THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE’ RELEASED FROM A BRITISH PRISON AFTER SEVEN YEARS INCARCERATION. On Wednesday, 19th December 1877 – 141 years ago on this date – Michael Davitt (pictured), … Continue reading

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RTE PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGES (UNASHAMEDLY) THAT THERE ARE 32 COUNTIES IN IRELAND!

ON THIS DATE (18TH APRIL) 69 YEARS AGO – UP THE REPUBLIC.. ..UP THE YARD, THAT IS! Not that this (or this) couldn’t happen in a proper ‘Republic’, just that instances like that happen here, in this failed ‘Republic’, as … Continue reading

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“THERE ARE NO RULES IN WAR. THE WINNER DICTATES THE RULES…”

ON THIS DATE (7TH DECEMBER) 137 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF AN IRA MAN WHO DARED AND SUFFERED – AUSTIN STACK. Austin Stack (pictured, left) was born on the 7th December, 1879 – 137 years ago on this date – … Continue reading

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AUGUST 1923 , IRELAND : ELECTIONS, HUNGER-STRIKES AND ‘BIG HOUSE’ BURNINGS.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. The position of the Free State government had worsened steadily from the introduction of the ‘terrorist legislation’ of 1931 : within themselves they had not resolved the tensions created by the … Continue reading

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A ‘MANOR’ IN WHICH TO TREAT THE HOMELESS.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. I recited the background to the case against me to the jury ; I told them of the continuous clashes between militant Republicans and the State … Continue reading

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