Tag Archives: James Connolly

‘THE NAME ‘REPUBLICAN’ IN IRELAND BEARS NO POLITICAL MEANING…’

ON THIS DATE (7TH DECEMBER) 143 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF AN IRA MAN WHO DARED AND SUFFERED – AUSTIN STACK. Austin Stack (pictured) was born on the 7th December, 1879 – 143 years ago on this date – in … Continue reading

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THE ‘BLUFFER BATES’ IS FACED UP TO AND FACED DOWN BY HIS OWN!

The ‘Orange Boss’ was challenged by his own people over his ‘stay at home’ ruling so he marched his ‘police force’ up to the top of the hill…and then marched them down again… Continue reading

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LEINSTER HOUSE “RETARDS PROGRESS”.

THE O’RAHILLY : NATIONLESS AND NOW HOMELESS. Joseph O’Rahilly (‘The O’Rahilly’) was born in Ballylongford, in County Kerry, on the 22nd April, 1875. He had a busy, well-travelled and interesting life and took part in the 1916 Easter Rising in … Continue reading

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THE BRITISH ‘EMPIRE’ IS “THE GREATEST GANGSTER ORGANISATION THIS WORLD HAS EVER SEEN”.

ON THIS DATE (9TH SEPTEMBER) 98 YEARS AGO : FIRST FREE STATE INSTITUTION ASSEMBLES. An election was held in the 26-County so-called ‘Free State’ on the 16th of June, 1922, in which the Staters won 58 seats and republicans won … Continue reading

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DUBLIN, 1913 : 146-DAY STRIKE BEGINS.

ON THIS DATE (26TH AUGUST) 107 YEARS AGO : A 146-DAY LOCKOUT BEGINS IN DUBLIN. On the 26th August, 1913 – 107 years ago on this date – at about 9.40am, drivers and conductors on Dublin trams stepped-out of their … Continue reading

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CROMWELL – “ENGLAND’S PLAGUE FOR FIVE YEARS”.

ON THIS DATE (29TH APRIL) 104 YEARS AGO : REPUBLICAN ‘SURRENDER ORDER’ AND FR. ALOYSIUS. On Saturday, 29th April, 1916 – 104 years ago on this date – Pádraig Pearse issued the ‘Surrender Order’ on behalf of the Irish republican … Continue reading

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THE LAWYER, THE ‘LORD’, AND AN IRA OPERATION.

43 YEARS UNDER WATER ON THE 25TH DECEMBER 2019… A scene from the 2010 Cabhair Christmas Swim (pictured) – the year of the ‘Big Freeze’. As a Cabhair rep said at the time – “If we can continue to hold … Continue reading

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“NOT A STUPID, COLONIAL IMPERIALIST IDIOT…”?

ON THIS DATE (5TH JUNE) SIX YEARS AGO – DEATH OF A STAUNCH IRISH REPUBLICAN. “A national security threat, a dedicated revolutionary, undeterred by threat or personal risk..” – FBI description of Peter Roger Casement Brady / Ruairi Ó Brádaigh … Continue reading

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IRA MEN TIED TO A LANDMINE AND BLOWN UP.

ON THIS DATE (6TH MARCH) 101 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF WESTMINSTER’S PET POLITICIAN IN IRELAND. “I have publicly promised, not only for myself, but in the name of my country, that when the rights of Ireland were admitted by … Continue reading

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FIGHTING AN UNFORGIVING RULING CLASS.

ON THIS DATE (2ND MAY) 224 YEARS AGO : PRISON ESCAPE BY AN IRISH REPUBLICAN, WHO LIVED FOR HIS COUNTRY, AND DIED FOR HIS FAMILY. ‘Little about Archibald Hamilton Rowan’s beginning in life suggested that he would become a leading … Continue reading

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