Tag Archives: Tom Barry

ON THIS DATE (1ST JULY) 153 YEARS AGO – DEATH OF ‘MEAGHER OF THE SWORD’. “Abhor the sword – stigmatize the sword? No, for in the passes of the Tyrol it cut to pieces the banner of the Bavarian, and, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (28TH NOVEMBER) 98 YEARS AGO : BLACK AND TANS REMOVE THEIR MURDER VICTIMS’ BODIES TO BURN THEM. The 28th November in 1920 – 98 years ago on this date – was a Sunday, and it was on … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (22ND MARCH) 46 YEARS AGO : ‘FÜHRER FAULKNER’ INSTALLED AS ‘PM’ OF AN OCCUPIED AREA. “The British Ambassador called to see me at 11am this morning. He told me in strict confidence that he had received a … Continue reading

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TOO LITTLE AND TOO LATE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM…..

GARDA INVESTIGATIONS. Garda to appear in court on assault charges this month. By Liz Walsh, from ‘Magill’ magazine, October 1998. A former garda is due in court later this month, charged with assaulting a prisoner in his custody in the … Continue reading

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IRELAND 1921 : “ABOUT TWO HOURS HAD ELAPSED SINCE THE OPENING OF THE FIGHT. WE WERE IN POSSESSION OF THE COUNTRYSIDE, NO BRITISH WERE VISIBLE….”

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. We had been invited to speak in support of a resolution already passed by Clare County Council – we could not change the resolution and the Cumann na nGael TD (sic) … Continue reading

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