Tag Archives: Michael Collins

20 YEARS ‘CELEBRATION’ OF A FALSE DAWN. ’20 years later and inevitable failure of GFA has come to pass. 02 April, 2018 13:57 With the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) certain questions have to be asked. What … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (20TH DECEMBER) 95 YEARS AGO : POACHER-TURNED-GAMEKEEPER SHOT DEAD BY IRA. ‘Seamus Dwyer was christened James and took the Irish form of his name in later life. He was the younger of twin boys ; he and … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (6TH DECEMBER) 96 YEARS AGO : A TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE IS BORN. One of the leaflets (pictured) distributed by Irish republicans in late 1921 to counteract anti-republican propaganda that the ‘Treaty (of Surrender)’ was “a stepping stone” to … 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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TWO ‘WRONGS’, BUT ONLY ONE GETS THE HEADLINE. The newspaper article (pictured, left) which was published in ‘The Sunday Times’ on the 30th July last, authored by Free State unionist Kevin Myers is, at the time of writing, still receiving … Continue reading

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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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“IT IS MY DUTY TO TELL YOU WHAT I BELIEVE SHOULD BE DONE..” “Because I believe these things I will always stick to them, but I do not want to force any other person to believe as I do. Let … Continue reading

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