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‘THEY BOUND THEM TIGHT BOTH HANDS AND FEET WITH TWINE THEY COULD NOT BREAK…’

THE ‘AARIR’ GROWLS (!) IN AMERICA 102 YEARS AGO ON THIS DATE. Ireland 1920 ; Black and Tans on the rampage, the Irish republican Lord Mayor of Cork, Thomas MacCurtain shot dead by RIC members who were out of uniform … Continue reading

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AN 18TH CENTURY IRISH ‘ROUGH IN THE DIAMOND’.

ON THIS DATE (21ST SEPTEMBER) 195 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF AN RIC MAN WHO RESIGNED HIS POSITION IN OPPOSITION TO ‘REPRESSIVE ACTIONS AGAINST THE IRISH’. On the 21st September 1827 – 195 years ago on this date – Michael … Continue reading

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“…WE RETURN A VERDICT OF WILFUL MURDER AGAINST THE PRIME MINISTER OF ENGLAND..”

ON THIS DATE (17TH AUGUST) 53 YEARS AGO : BRITISH PRESS RELEASE RE “DISTURBANCES” EXPOSES WESTMINSTER MINDSET. ‘Speech by the Prime Minister, Major The Rt. Hon. J.D. Chichester-Clark, D.L., M.P., At a Press Conference in Stormont Castle To-Day, Sunday, 17th … Continue reading

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“BLOODY AND BRUTAL ANARCHY IN IRELAND..”

ON THIS DATE (12TH AUGUST) 66 YEARS AGO ; SCOTLAND YARD MEN IN DUBLIN. ‘Commander Len Burt, Special Branch Chief of Scotland Yard, and an Inspector Gale, also of Scotland Yard, visited Dublin on August 12th last where they met … Continue reading

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“MENTAL ISSUES” BUT STILL SHOT IN THE BACK BY THE BRITISH.

ON THIS DATE (28TH AUGUST) 154 YEARS AGO : EVE OF THE BIRTH OF AN IRISH REVOLUTIONARY. “If the Germans landed in Ireland, taking it by force of arms, they would have just as much right to it as England…fight … Continue reading

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4 (SO FAR) FOR THE 42ND ON THE 25TH!

ON THIS DATE (31ST OCTOBER) 45 YEARS AGO : ‘UP LIKE A BIRD’! The ‘Alouette II’ helicopter (pictured) which the IRA used on the 31st October 1973 – 45 years ago on this date – to rescue three Irish republicans … Continue reading

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“REPUBLICANISM IS NOT OF RIVALRY OR VENGEANCE”.

ON THIS DATE (28TH MARCH) 139 YEARS AGO : AN IRISH REPUBLICAN HERO IS BORN. Terence MacSwiney, pictured, left, his wife Muriel and their daughter, Máire, photographed in 1919. ‘ “If I die I know the fruit will exceed the … Continue reading

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‘PANIC’ : A TRADITION AND ELEMENT IN THE IRISH CONFLICT.

ON THIS DATE (5TH JULY) 77 YEARS AGO : THOMAS ÓG MacCURTAIN’S LAST DAY ON EARTH… In Cork, in 1920, Irish republican Tomás MacCurtain was elected as ‘Lord Mayor’ of the city, just one of the many changes that resulted … Continue reading

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“THE REBEL DROPPED TO THE GROUND LIKE AN EMPTY SACK…” – SHERWOOD FORESTERS, 1916, DUBLIN.

REPUBLICAN PRISONERS : PICKET IN REMEMBRANCE, STATEMENT IN SUPPORT. HUNGER STRIKE COMMEMORATION, Dublin, Saturday May 6th 2017, GPO Dublin, 12 noon to 2pm : Between the years 1917 and 1981, 22 Irish men died on hunger strike in the fight … Continue reading

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