Tag Archives: Ruairí O Bradaigh

“THE BOMB WAS LAID AT THE BACK OF A FLOWERPOT…”

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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THE IRISH REPUBLICAN BRAND IS PURE, BUT NOT SENTIMENTAL.

ON THIS DATE (7TH MARCH) 97 YEARS AGO : BRITISH ARMY PATROL SURRENDER TO IRA FLYING COLUMN. ‘On March 7th 1921, the IRA’s South Mayo Flying Column (pictured), under the command of Tom Maguire, surrounded a British army patrol at … Continue reading

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TWO LETTERS – ONE ‘WAR’, ONE ‘PEACE’…

ON THIS DATE (6TH DECEMBER) 96 YEARS AGO : A TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE IS BORN. One of the leaflets (pictured) distributed by Irish republicans in late 1921 to counteract anti-republican propaganda that the ‘Treaty (of Surrender)’ was “a stepping stone” to … Continue reading

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THE ‘CHAMP’ OF EXOTIC FOODSTUFFS IN LONG KESH PRISON.

ON THIS DATE (7TH JUNE) 96 YEARS AGO : TWO IRA MEN EXECUTED BY WESTMINSTER. Patrick Maher (left), executed by the British on the 7th of June 1921 – 96 years ago on this date. Ned Foley, executed by the … Continue reading

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BREEDERS OF HUMAN LIVESTOCK VISIT IRELAND.

SIX OF THE BEST! Going back to at least the early 1970’s, the Republican Movement and supportive and affiliated organisations have come together each year to choose a handful of individuals who are deemed suitable emissaries to represent all that … Continue reading

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SHANNON AIRPORT TO BE OUR ‘CHARLIE HEBDO’?

THE REAL IRA…. “We will not disband.” Although on a permanent cease-fire, the RIRA say they will not be disbanding and would dump rather than surrender any weapons. By Liz Walsh. From ‘Magill’ magazine, October 1998. The RIRA source claimed … Continue reading

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MY ‘ICE BUCKET’ CHALLENGE (AND PIC)!

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. We saw the limitations in those others clearly enough, but we were even more aware of our own limitations, and we had not learned to trust to the dynamics of struggle … 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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SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2012 : INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR IRISH REPUBLICAN PRISONERS.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. Sinn Féin suspicion of me would be sharpened if I should ask the Republican Movement now to entangle itself in agitation , for agitation led to … Continue reading

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