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ON THIS DATE (10TH OCTOBER) 49 YEARS AGO : UNHINGED ‘POLICING REPORT’ PUBLISHED. British ‘Baron’ Brigadier Henry Cecil John Hunt CBE DSO ETC (!)(pictured – full title/name -‘Henry Cecil John Hunt, Baron Hunt of Llanfair Waterdine’) was born in Simla … 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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ON THIS DATE 33 YEARS AGO – TWO HUNGER-STRIKERS DIE IN THE H-BLOCKS.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. At the same time our road of approach was a cautious one – we were an unarmed organisation although we possessed arms ; the ‘cease fire dump arms’ order of 1923 … Continue reading

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RUAÍRI Ó BRÁDAIGH COMMEMORATION AND SUMMER SCHOOL.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. As it became clear that the Free State government had in mind to subject the IRA to a mounting system of police thuggery, the possibility of another armed clash forced itself … Continue reading

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HISTORICAL MURAL REPLACED BY ELECTION MATERIAL.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. As is the way with all robust Irish movements, the IRA sought relations with other peoples struggling to be free, and we sent delegates to the world’s anti-imperialist movements. Seán MacBride … Continue reading

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A LESSON HARD-LEARNED SO EARLY IN LIFE.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. One of my ‘An Phoblacht’ editorials stated – “The point of attack is the point of rally. Every militant Republican will be on the side of … Continue reading

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