Tag Archives: Joseph Plunkett

FROM A TORY TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HOUSE.

ON THIS DATE (5TH MAY) 40 YEARS AGO : BOBBY SANDS DIES ON HUNGER STRIKE IN LONG KESH PRISON. The 1981 hunger strike was the culmination of a five-year protest during this on-going struggle by Irish republican prisoners ; a … 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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IRISH HERO DEFENDED IN COURT BY A TOUT.

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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“THE BULLET SLIT THE IRA MAN’S JERSEY…”

ON THIS DATE (19TH FEBRUARY) 76 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF A REBEL POACHER-TURNED-FREE STATE MILITARY GENERAL. ‘JJ O’Connell (pictured) joined the Irish Volunteers in 1914, becoming Chief of Inspection in 1915. He travelled the country organising volunteer corps, as … Continue reading

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“THE REBEL DROPPED TO THE GROUND LIKE AN EMPTY SACK…” – SHERWOOD FORESTERS, 1916, DUBLIN.

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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A COUNTRY PLAYING AGAINST ITSELF…

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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‘WE EXPLODED THE FABLE THAT IRELAND CANNOT SUCCESSFULLY FIGHT ENGLAND…’

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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