Tag Archives: Padraig Flynn

ON THIS DATE (18TH OCTOBER) 226 YEARS AGO – ‘REFORM DEMANDED FOR ALL’. On the 18th October 1791 – 226 years ago on this date – a group of socially-minded Protestants, Anglicans and Presbyterians held their first public meeting in … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (27TH SEPTEMBER) 95 YEARS AGO : MORE REPRESSIVE LEGISLATION IMPOSED. Irish Free State soldiers, left, were given ever more of a free reign to impose the dictat of their paymasters in Leinster House in 1927, with the … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (30TH AUGUST) 176 YEARS AGO : A NEW NATIONALIST VOICE IS ‘PRESSED’ INTO ACTION. The front page of the first copy of ‘The Cork Examiner’ newspaper (left), which was produced on Monday, 30th August 1841 – 176 … 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 (26TH JULY) 103 YEARS AGO : HOWTH GUNS AND A BRITISH MASSACRE ON THE DUBLIN QUAYS. ‘A nationalist depiction of the shootings at Bachelor’s Walk, in which British troops killed three civilians…’ (from here.) In the early … Continue reading

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