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ON THIS DATE (25TH MARCH) 174 YEARS AGO : ‘FATHER OF THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE’ BORN. The Irish ‘dissident’, Michael Davitt (pictured) was born on this date – 25th March – in 1846, in Straide, County Mayo, at the height … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (19TH JUNE) 84 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF A SOCIALLY-CONSCIENCED JOURNALIST. It says a lot about the state-of-play in this corrupt State when a journalist that does his/her job stands out from among a crowded workplace for … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (19TH DECEMBER) 141 YEARS AGO : ‘FATHER OF THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE’ RELEASED FROM A BRITISH PRISON AFTER SEVEN YEARS INCARCERATION. On Wednesday, 19th December 1877 – 141 years ago on this date – Michael Davitt (pictured), … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (30TH MAY) 220 YEARS AGO : “INSURGENTS TAKE POSSESSION…”. “Nothing can exceed the melancholy aspect of this place. The insurgents in our neighbouring county of Wexford are so numerous as to have taken possession of and destroyed … Continue reading

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PROSE AND CONS. By prisoners from E1 Landing, Portlaoise Prison, 1999. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS : Grateful thanks to the following for their help, support, assistance and encouragement, and all those who helped with the typing and word processing over the past few … Continue reading

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