Tag Archives: Bodenstown

“SETTING FOOT IN YOUR POLITICAL GRAVE” IN IRELAND.

ON THIS DATE (19TH JUNE) 84 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF A SOCIALLY-CONSCIENCED JOURNALIST. It says a lot about the state-of-play in this corrupt State when a journalist that does his/her job stands out from among a crowded workplace for … Continue reading

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‘BRAIN FREEZE’ ? OR JUST SCRIPT-LESS…?

THE PRICE OF PEACE…… Last month, 28 women who protested peacefully in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, against US President Ronald Reagan’s visit to Ireland received £1000 each arising from their action for wrongful arrest. Gene Kerrigan recalls the weekend when … Continue reading

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THE SEX LIFE OF THE BRITISH POLITICAL ELITE AND HOW SAME KILLED A ‘LORD’.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. Stalking through this period of mass unrest came the great figure of de Valera, with his tame chorus on his heels. Fianna Fáil had everything to gain from the conflict and … Continue reading

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“GREAT TO SEE THEM GETTING KICKED UP AND DOWN THE DALE….”

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. It was largely hesitation to embark on concrete struggles that influenced the IRA to give itself a social policy ; it was in many ways evasive action , although it drew … Continue reading

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MICK GETTING THE HANG OF THINGS……?

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. I escaped from prison in March 1924 and made my way to Donegal , where I took shelter for a few weeks in mountain townlands. I … Continue reading

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RAFFLE RESULTS AND ‘VOTE NO’ LEAFLET PACKS.

‘JOB’ GETS A FEW BOB….! …..Jimmy O’Brien (‘JOB’) , a “near local” , or so he told us , and not a regular customer of the hotel in which the usual 650-ticket Irish Republican raffle was held in today : … Continue reading

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