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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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BORN ON THIS DATE (4TH MARCH) THE SAME DATE THAT HE DIED, AND NAMED AFTER AN IRISH HERO WHO WAS BORN ON THAT SAME DATE 120 YEARS BEFORE HIM! Emmet Dalton (pictured, on the right, with Michael Collins), Irish rebel-turned-Free … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (2ND OCTOBER) 12 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF A 105-YEAR-OLD IRISH REBEL. Dan Keating (pictured) was born in 1902 and died on the 2nd October, 2007 – 12 years ago on this date. He worked within the … 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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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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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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ON THIS DATE (20TH SEPTEMBER) 214 YEARS AGO : ‘DARLING OF ERIN’ BUTCHERED BY WESTMINSTER. Robert Emmet was born on the 4th March, 1778, a son of Dr Robert Emmet and Elizabeth Mason. His father served as state physician to … Continue reading

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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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ON THIS DATE (1ST FEBRUARY) 139 YEARS AGO : 1916 SIGNATORY BORN. On the 1st February 1878 – 139 years ago on this date – a child, Thomas, was born in Cloughjordan in Tipperary, into a household which would consist … Continue reading

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BRITISH ARMY MAJOR BREAKS TRUCE, TAKES TWO IRISH NEGOTIATORS HOSTAGE.

THE PRICE OF PEACE…… Last month, 28 women who protested peacefully in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, against US President Ronald Reagan’s visit to Ireland received £1000 each arising from their action for wrongful arrest. Gene Kerrigan recalls the weekend when … Continue reading

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