Tag Archives: Seán Lemass

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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A REBEL, A JUST MAN, A LOVER OF HIS PEOPLE…

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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IRA SQUAD 1920 : POACHERS AND GAMEKEEPERS.

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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REPUBLICAN RESURGENCE AND REVIVAL DIVERTED BY LEINSTER HOUSE.

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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IRELAND, 1941 – “DRAFT RIOTS…THIS IS A GRAVE SITUATION..”

“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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“THERE ARE NO RULES IN WAR. THE WINNER DICTATES THE RULES…”

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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