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ON THIS DATE (20TH FEBRUARY) 40 YEARS AGO : PRO-BRITISH ‘BUTCHER’ LOYALIST GANG SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT IN IRELAND. ‘A group of 11 Loyalists known as the ‘Shankill butchers’ were sentenced (Tuesday 20 February 1979) to life imprisonment for 112 … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (30TH JANUARY) 138 YEARS AGO : EVE OF ‘CONSTRUCTION’ FOR MILITANT IRISH LADIES. On the 30th January 1881 – 138 years ago on this date – Charles Stewart Parnell’s sisters, Anna and Fanny, put the final touches … Continue reading

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“WE ASK FOR NO MERCY AND WE WILL MAKE NO COMPROMISE” – TERENCE MacSWINEY. An edited version of this speech was published in ‘The United Irishman’ newspaper in October 1954. This is the speech in full ; on the 13th … 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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ON THIS DATE (2ND JANUARY) 103 YEARS AGO : “FIGHT FOR IRELAND” SPEECH BY 1916 RISING LEADER. “If the Germans landed in Ireland, taking it by force of arms, they would have just as much right to it as England…fight … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (19TH DECEMBER) 141 YEARS AGO : ‘FATHER OF THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE’ RELEASED FROM A BRITISH PRISON AFTER SEVEN YEARS INCARCERATION. On Wednesday, 19th December 1877 – 141 years ago on this date – Michael Davitt (pictured), … Continue reading

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BOBBY SANDS COMMEMORATION : IRELAND’S TWENTY-TWO REPUBLICAN HUNGER-STRIKERS TO BE COMMEMORATED IN DUBLIN ON SATURDAY 2ND MAY 2015. Between the years 1917 and 1981 , twenty-two Irish men died on hunger-strike in our on-going fight for Irish freedom : Thomas … Continue reading

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21ST AUGUST 1971 : ‘EIRE NUA’ PROGRAMME UNVEILED.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. I too was worried about Black James Duirnin ; of course I was , as I worshipped the man. One way or another I was beset … Continue reading

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T ‘WAS THE UNIFORM WAS WORN BY ME FATHER LONG AGO / PAT CANNON COMMEMORATION.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. I had in mind to challenge the committee on the instructions they sent me at some point in that evening’s procedure, if I could make the … Continue reading

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