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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 (2ND OCTOBER) 12 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF A 105-YEAR-OLD IRISH REBEL. Dan Keating (pictured) was born in 1902 and died on the 2nd October, 2007 – 12 years ago on this date. He worked within the … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (18TH SEPTEMBER) 168 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF AN IRISH HEROINE. ‘Anne Devlin was born in County Wicklow around the end of the 1770s into a nationalist family. In 1800, Anne met Robert Emmet and moved into … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (4TH JULY) 220 YEARS AGO : IRISH REBEL BYRNE AT BALLYGULLEN, WEXFORD. ‘Miles Byrne was born at Ballylusk, in the parish of Kilanerin near Monaseed in County Wexford. He became involved in the United Irishmen with Anthony … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (24TH JANUARY) 156 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF A REBEL WHO FOUGHT FOR IRELAND AND GAVE SERVICE TO FRANCE. ‘Republished here is Some Notes of an Irish Exile of 1798: Being the Chapters from the Memoirs of … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (3RD JANUARY) 78 YEARS AGO : FREE STATE AGENTS TAKE PHYSICAL REVENGE ON SON OF REPUBLICAN LORD MAYOR. In Cork, in 1920, Irish republican Tomás MacCurtain was elected as ‘Lord Mayor’ of the city, just one of … 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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ANNUAL EVE-OF-ALL-IRELAND REPUBLICAN RALLY 2017. ‘GAA : Target of British Normalisation. This Year the annual All Ireland Rally will be at the door of Croke Park. On Sunday September 17th 2017, at 12 noon, republicans will gather at Croke Park … 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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“IN THE 22ND YEAR OF HIS AGE….”

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. Seán Lemass was Minister for Defence in the Republican Government , and he summoned senior officers of the IRA to a secret meeting in Dublin to … Continue reading

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