Tag Archives: Seán Hegarty

THE FREE STATE – AN UNWANTED AND UNRESPECTED BEGGAR.

ON THIS DATE (6TH JULY) 46 YEARS AGO : IRA ESCAPE PLAN FINALISED. Near the end of 1975, the then British Secretary of State for ‘Northern Ireland’ (sic), Merlyn Rees, announced that as of from March 1976, those found guilty … Continue reading

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THE ARTIFICIAL DIVISION OF THE NATIONAL TERRITORY.

ON THIS DATE (21ST OCTOBER) 141 YEARS AGO : ‘FAIR RENT, FIXITY OF TENURE, FREEDOM OF SALE’. On the 21st October 1879- 141 years ago on this date- a meeting of concerned individuals was held in the Imperial Hotel in … Continue reading

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“THE BULLET SLIT THE IRA MAN’S JERSEY…”

ON THIS DATE (19TH FEBRUARY) 76 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF A REBEL POACHER-TURNED-FREE STATE MILITARY GENERAL. ‘JJ O’Connell (pictured) joined the Irish Volunteers in 1914, becoming Chief of Inspection in 1915. He travelled the country organising volunteer corps, as … Continue reading

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COMPROMISE WITH YOUR CONSCIENCE : VOTE NOTA!

ON THIS DATE (5TH FEBRUARY) 98 YEARS AGO : REBEL WOMEN SAY ‘NO!’. “As things developed in 1922, we could see that the Free State was toeing the line for Britain. Nearly all the girls stayed republican, but the men … Continue reading

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“THERE WAS BANGING ON THE BINS THAT NIGHT..”

38TH ANNUAL HUNGER STRIKE COMMEMORATION FOR PEACE WITH JUSTICE : SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019, 3PM, EAST END, BUNDORAN. On Saturday 31st August 2019, the Bundoran/Ballyshannon H-Block Committee will be holding a rally in Bundoran, Donegal, to commemorate the 38th Anniversary … Continue reading

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