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AN UNWANTED ‘CROSS OF SACRIFICE’ IN A COUNTRY WHICH CONTINUES TO SACRIFICE BECAUSE OF WHAT IT REPRESENTS.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. There was a force of uniformed gardaí at Sallins to deal with any attempt by a small group to make a token demonstration. It became their task, instead, to offer merely … Continue reading

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BOUNDARY COMMISSION – ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. The letter said that Dr. Fogarty’s father was known among his own people as ‘Tear-’em-Down Fogarty’ , as big a blackguard of a bailiff as was ever in North Tipperary. I … Continue reading

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AN IRISH REPUBLICAN BODY OF GUNWOMEN.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. It was a harmless enough bit of tomfoolery. The people knew it was nonsense. I could have ignored it, but I was more than a little ‘touched’ whenever any of the … Continue reading

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38 YEARS AGO TODAY : BURIED UNDER SIX FEET OF CONCRETE.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. Men from Clare came to see Father John, for the courts were on the rampage against defaulters there too. Sonny Breen and some others got the bright idea that they would … Continue reading

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37 YEARS UNDERWATER ON DECEMBER 25TH NEXT!

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. I had been going over in my own mind how to explain why Fianna Fáil could speak to the slogan ‘CALL OFF THE BAILIFF’ and at the same time refuse to … Continue reading

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FRANK DRIVER , KEVIN BARRY AND A FUND-RAISER: 10TH NOVEMBER 2013.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. I would not advise the committee in Galway to hold a meeting that did not carry our banner line – ‘CALL OFF THE BAILIFFS’. If Fianna … Continue reading

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SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD : POISONED BY THE ENGLISH.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. Colonel Moore and I got a lot of voluntary help from the many people with secretarial experience who were in and out of my home , … Continue reading

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IRISH ‘PASSPORTS’ FOR BRITISH ‘ROYALS’ – A GIFT FROM CORK.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. It was against this background that Blythe’s talk on land annuities had to be considered – he was the least likely of ministers freely to take … Continue reading

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