Tag Archives: Seán Lemass

ON THIS DATE (26TH FEBRUARY) 166 YEARS AGO : ‘GUILTY’ OF HIGH TREASON BUT PARDONED AND TRANSPORTED. On this date – 26th February – in 1854, William Smith O’Brien (pictured), leader of the 1848 ‘Young Irelander Rebellion’, is released. He … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (21ST NOVEMBER) 98 YEARS AGO : BRITISH SPIES EXECUTED IN DUBLIN. Members of the British ‘Cairo/Special Gang’, pictured, who were executed in Dublin by the IRA on the 21st November 1920, 98 years ago today. Serving British … Continue reading

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RESURGENCE. From ‘The United Irishman’ newspaper, October 1954. One danger is the attempts of Free State politicians to divert this (republican) revival to their party advantage. Just as the nation-wide resentment at the passing of the ‘Ireland Bill’ was successfully … Continue reading

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“IT IS MY DUTY TO TELL YOU WHAT I BELIEVE SHOULD BE DONE..” “Because I believe these things I will always stick to them, but I do not want to force any other person to believe as I do. Let … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (7TH DECEMBER) 137 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF AN IRA MAN WHO DARED AND SUFFERED – AUSTIN STACK. Austin Stack (pictured, left) was born on the 7th December, 1879 – 137 years ago on this date – … Continue reading

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