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ON THIS DATE (3RD JUNE) 46 YEARS AGO : FORCE-FED IRISH HUNGER-STRIKER DIES. Michael Gaughan (pictured), the eleventh Irish republican to die on hunger strike, was four months away from celebrating his 25th birthday. Immortalised in song by Seamus Robinson, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (29TH APRIL) 104 YEARS AGO : REPUBLICAN ‘SURRENDER ORDER’ AND FR. ALOYSIUS. On Saturday, 29th April, 1916 – 104 years ago on this date – Pádraig Pearse issued the ‘Surrender Order’ on behalf of the Irish republican … Continue reading

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CONTAMINATED EASTER LILY’S – Please be careful where you get your Easter Lily’s from, as Free State fraudsters are attempting to distribute State licenced (!) versions of the Lily. And no – this is NOT an April Fool’s joke! ON … Continue reading

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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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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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ON THIS DATE (5TH FEBRUARY) 98 YEARS AGO : REBEL WOMEN SAY ‘NO!’. “As things developed in 1922, we could see that the Free State was toeing the line for Britain. Nearly all the girls stayed republican, but the men … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (22ND JANUARY) 97 YEARS AGO : THREE REPUBLICAN PRISONERS EXECUTED BY THE FREE STATERS. Three Anti-Treaty IRA Volunteers (‘Irregulars’, as the Staters called them), who had been captured by Free State forces on the 7th January, 1923, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (25TH SEPTEMBER) 102 YEARS AGO : IRISH HUNGER-STRIKER MURDERED BY FORCE-FEEDING. “You cannot put a rope around the neck of an idea…you cannot confine it in the strongest prison cell that your slaves could ever build..” – … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (26TH JUNE) 97 YEARS AGO : FREE STATE GENERAL KIDNAPPED ON THE EVE OF CIVIL WAR. On the 26th June, 1922, Leo Henderson and a group of ‘Irregulars/Dissidents’ left the then republican-occupied Four Courts (which had been … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (9TH JANUARY) 97 YEARS AGO : RESIGNATIONS OVER THE TREATY OF SURRENDER. “In view of the vote that was taken here on Saturday and which I had definitely to oppose as one that was tending to subvert … Continue reading

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