Tag Archives: Thomas MacDonagh

FROM A TORY TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HOUSE.

ON THIS DATE (5TH MAY) 40 YEARS AGO : BOBBY SANDS DIES ON HUNGER STRIKE IN LONG KESH PRISON. The 1981 hunger strike was the culmination of a five-year protest during this on-going struggle by Irish republican prisoners ; a … Continue reading

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THE BRITISH ‘EMPIRE’ IS “THE GREATEST GANGSTER ORGANISATION THIS WORLD HAS EVER SEEN”.

ON THIS DATE (9TH SEPTEMBER) 98 YEARS AGO : FIRST FREE STATE INSTITUTION ASSEMBLES. An election was held in the 26-County so-called ‘Free State’ on the 16th of June, 1922, in which the Staters won 58 seats and republicans won … Continue reading

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CROMWELL – “ENGLAND’S PLAGUE FOR FIVE YEARS”.

ON THIS DATE (29TH APRIL) 104 YEARS AGO : REPUBLICAN ‘SURRENDER ORDER’ AND FR. ALOYSIUS. On Saturday, 29th April, 1916 – 104 years ago on this date – Pádraig Pearse issued the ‘Surrender Order’ on behalf of the Irish republican … Continue reading

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CONFINING THEMSELVES TO BE FURTHER CONFINED.

ON THIS DATE (30TH JANUARY) 138 YEARS AGO : EVE OF ‘CONSTRUCTION’ FOR MILITANT IRISH LADIES. On the 30th January 1881 – 138 years ago on this date – Charles Stewart Parnell’s sisters, Anna and Fanny, put the final touches … Continue reading

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‘FOOLS WITH POWER CORRUPT POWER’.

ON THIS DATE (26TH JULY) 103 YEARS AGO : HOWTH GUNS AND A BRITISH MASSACRE ON THE DUBLIN QUAYS. ‘A nationalist depiction of the shootings at Bachelor’s Walk, in which British troops killed three civilians…’ (from here.) In the early … Continue reading

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“THE REBEL DROPPED TO THE GROUND LIKE AN EMPTY SACK…” – SHERWOOD FORESTERS, 1916, DUBLIN.

REPUBLICAN PRISONERS : PICKET IN REMEMBRANCE, STATEMENT IN SUPPORT. HUNGER STRIKE COMMEMORATION, Dublin, Saturday May 6th 2017, GPO Dublin, 12 noon to 2pm : Between the years 1917 and 1981, 22 Irish men died on hunger strike in the fight … Continue reading

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A COUNTRY PLAYING AGAINST ITSELF…

ON THIS DATE (26TH APRIL) 272 YEARS AGO : ‘LORD’ KILLED BY A DRAGO(O)N’S ‘STING’. ‘Positive and overbearing, Changeful still and still adhering, Spiteful, peevish, rude, untoward, Fierce in tongue, in heart a coward. Judgement weak and passion strong, Always … Continue reading

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‘WE EXPLODED THE FABLE THAT IRELAND CANNOT SUCCESSFULLY FIGHT ENGLAND…’

ON THIS DATE (1ST FEBRUARY) 139 YEARS AGO : 1916 SIGNATORY BORN. On the 1st February 1878 – 139 years ago on this date – a child, Thomas, was born in Cloughjordan in Tipperary, into a household which would consist … Continue reading

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IRELAND 1921 : INNOCENT IRISHMAN EXECUTED BY THE BRITISH.

THE PRICE OF PEACE. Last month, 28 women who protested peacefully in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, against US President Ronald Reagan’s visit to Ireland received £1000 each arising from their action for wrongful arrest. Gene Kerrigan recalls the weekend when … Continue reading

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