Tag Archives: LIAM MELLOWS

‘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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ON THIS DATE (29TH SEPTEMBER) 93 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF JOHN DEVOY. ‘The most dangerous enemy of this country that Ireland has produced since Wolfe Tone..’ – ‘The London Times’ newspaper, describing John Devoy (pictured), and it was a … 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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“FALSELY JOLLY” FREE STATE POLITICIANS AND ITALIAN ‘BUSINESSMEN’.

ON THIS DATE (28TH JUNE) 95 YEARS AGO : FREE STATERS USE BORROWED WEAPONS FROM WESTMINSTER AGAINST THEIR OLD COMRADES. “For a little while on the morning of the attack on IRA Headquarters, Four Courts, Dublin, 28th June 1922 (95 … 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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RUAÍRI Ó BRÁDAIGH COMMEMORATION AND SUMMER SCHOOL.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. As it became clear that the Free State government had in mind to subject the IRA to a mounting system of police thuggery, the possibility of another armed clash forced itself … Continue reading

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ANOTHER DAY / BERRY PAPERS / MARY WARD SPEECH.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. ” We are forced to recognise ,” wrote Liam Mellows , ” that the commercial interests and the merchants are on the side of the Treaty. … Continue reading

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