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‘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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MICHAEL COLLINS’ LEGACY (NOT) PUT INTO STATE ‘LAW’.

ON THIS DATE (28TH SEPTEMBER) 102 YEARS AGO : CORK IRA ATTACK BRITISH ARMY BASE. Richard Willis, a carpenter, and his friend Jack Bolster, a painter, sometimes worked together on jobs ; it was on one such occasion that the … 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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A REBEL, A JUST MAN, A LOVER OF HIS PEOPLE…

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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“MENTAL ISSUES” BUT STILL SHOT IN THE BACK BY THE BRITISH.

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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“THERE ARE NO RULES IN WAR. THE WINNER DICTATES THE RULES…”

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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