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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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ON THIS DATE (26TH FEBRUARY) 166 YEARS AGO : ‘GUILTY’ OF HIGH TREASON BUT PARDONED AND TRANSPORTED. On this date – 26th February – in 1854, William Smith O’Brien (pictured), leader of the 1848 ‘Young Irelander Rebellion’, is released. He … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (28TH AUGUST) 154 YEARS AGO : EVE OF THE BIRTH OF AN IRISH REVOLUTIONARY. “If the Germans landed in Ireland, taking it by force of arms, they would have just as much right to it as England…fight … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (7TH DECEMBER) 137 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF AN IRA MAN WHO DARED AND SUFFERED – AUSTIN STACK. Austin Stack (pictured, left) was born on the 7th December, 1879 – 137 years ago on this date – … Continue reading

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AUGUST 1923 , IRELAND : ELECTIONS, HUNGER-STRIKES AND ‘BIG HOUSE’ BURNINGS.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. The position of the Free State government had worsened steadily from the introduction of the ‘terrorist legislation’ of 1931 : within themselves they had not resolved the tensions created by the … Continue reading

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