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ON THIS DATE (27TH MAY) 143 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF A PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT MEMBER-IN-WAITING. ‘Francis Sheehy-Skeffington did not enter his wife Hanna’s details on the 1911 Census form at their home…as the suffragettes had a campaign of non-cooperation with … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (26TH APRIL) 272 YEARS AGO : ‘LORD’ KILLED BY A DRAGO(O)N’S ‘STING’. ‘Positive and overbearing, Changeful still and still adhering, Spiteful, peevish, rude, untoward, Fierce in tongue, in heart a coward. Judgement weak and passion strong, Always … Continue reading

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“IT SHOULD BE EMPHASISED THAT THE DESTRUCTION OF HOUSES, PUBLIC UTILITIES, TRANSPORT AND LIVES…..ARE ACCEPTED AND INTENDED AIMS OF OUR BOMBING POLICY…”

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. The British struck back by the ‘economic war’, but the Fenian countryside saw this as an aspect of the anti-imperialists’ struggle and bore its burden – they saw Fianna Fáil safely … Continue reading

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