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OUTPUT… …100% over there*, but not firing on all cylinders here just yet! But we’re working on it, even as we find ourselves thrown in at the deep end! On Sunday next, 11th September 2016, RSF Dublin are holding a … Continue reading

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BRITISH ARMY MAJOR BREAKS TRUCE, TAKES TWO IRISH NEGOTIATORS HOSTAGE.

THE PRICE OF PEACE…… Last month, 28 women who protested peacefully in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, against US President Ronald Reagan’s visit to Ireland received £1000 each arising from their action for wrongful arrest. Gene Kerrigan recalls the weekend when … Continue reading

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“IT SHOULD BE EMPHASISED THAT THE DESTRUCTION OF HOUSES, PUBLIC UTILITIES, TRANSPORT AND LIVES…..ARE ACCEPTED AND INTENDED AIMS OF OUR BOMBING POLICY…”

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. The British struck back by the ‘economic war’, but the Fenian countryside saw this as an aspect of the anti-imperialists’ struggle and bore its burden – they saw Fianna Fáil safely … Continue reading

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WESTMINSTER KEEPS IRISH FILES SECRET FOR 53 YEARS.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. The Free State government and its propagandists made a mistake : they said too much and the government arrested too many, too soon. It was all very well for propagandists to … Continue reading

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‘666’ NO LONGER THE MARK OF THE DEVIL……

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. The ‘Red Scare’ of 1931 was nonsense, in relation to Irish life, but it was necessary to make a climate for new ‘terrorist’ legislation, and it was easy to make such … Continue reading

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1955, DUBLIN – A CHILD WAS BORN INTO A FAMILY OF SIX ON NOVEMBER 28TH THAT YEAR……

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. The only body of opinion in Ireland that moved on the level of the pronouncement by His Holiness was the Orange Order, which influenced a body of Orangemen to go to … Continue reading

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“GREAT TO SEE THEM GETTING KICKED UP AND DOWN THE DALE….”

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. It was largely hesitation to embark on concrete struggles that influenced the IRA to give itself a social policy ; it was in many ways evasive action , although it drew … 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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HISTORICAL MURAL REPLACED BY ELECTION MATERIAL.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. As is the way with all robust Irish movements, the IRA sought relations with other peoples struggling to be free, and we sent delegates to the world’s anti-imperialist movements. Seán MacBride … Continue reading

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“THE DOOR BURST OPEN AND FIVE DMP MEN RUSHED IN…”

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. All this time I could not but be aware of the growing strength of the IRA , for I was continuously a member of its controlling body. The system of control … Continue reading

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