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ON THIS DATE (18TH MARCH) 99 YEARS AGO : ‘BURGERY AMBUSH’ INITIATED. “…it is very difficult to describe this as an ‘ambush’ in the strict sense of the word, as there were several smaller engagements within the main attack and, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (26TH JUNE) 97 YEARS AGO : FREE STATE GENERAL KIDNAPPED ON THE EVE OF CIVIL WAR. On the 26th June, 1922, Leo Henderson and a group of ‘Irregulars/Dissidents’ left the then republican-occupied Four Courts (which had been … Continue reading

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EASTER MONDAY COMMEMORATION, DUBLIN, 17TH APRIL 2017. RSF President Des Dalton, speaking at the RSF Easter Monday Commemoration (17th April 2017) in O’Connell Street, Dublin. The main RSF Easter Commemoration in Dublin this year was held on Easter Monday (17th … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (8TH MARCH) 75 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF AN UNYIELDING OPPONENT OF THE FREE STATE. On March 27th, 1872, a baby girl was born in London, was moved to County Cork and reared and educated there, at … Continue reading

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MY ‘ICE BUCKET’ CHALLENGE (AND PIC)!

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. We saw the limitations in those others clearly enough, but we were even more aware of our own limitations, and we had not learned to trust to the dynamics of struggle … Continue reading

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10TH JULY 1917 : 96 YEARS AGO ON THIS DATE…..

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. I did not feel like cheering when I left Hogan’s office. I must wire Phil McCauley this news, before others got time to shout it at … Continue reading

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