Tag Archives: Tom Maguire

“THE BOMB WAS LAID AT THE BACK OF A FLOWERPOT…”

ON THIS DATE (2ND JANUARY) 103 YEARS AGO : “FIGHT FOR IRELAND” SPEECH BY 1916 RISING LEADER. “If the Germans landed in Ireland, taking it by force of arms, they would have just as much right to it as England…fight … Continue reading

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“REPUBLICANISM IS NOT OF RIVALRY OR VENGEANCE”.

ON THIS DATE (28TH MARCH) 139 YEARS AGO : AN IRISH REPUBLICAN HERO IS BORN. Terence MacSwiney, pictured, left, his wife Muriel and their daughter, Máire, photographed in 1919. ‘ “If I die I know the fruit will exceed the … Continue reading

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THE IRISH REPUBLICAN BRAND IS PURE, BUT NOT SENTIMENTAL.

ON THIS DATE (7TH MARCH) 97 YEARS AGO : BRITISH ARMY PATROL SURRENDER TO IRA FLYING COLUMN. ‘On March 7th 1921, the IRA’s South Mayo Flying Column (pictured), under the command of Tom Maguire, surrounded a British army patrol at … Continue reading

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‘PANIC’ : A TRADITION AND ELEMENT IN THE IRISH CONFLICT.

ON THIS DATE (5TH JULY) 77 YEARS AGO : THOMAS ÓG MacCURTAIN’S LAST DAY ON EARTH… In Cork, in 1920, Irish republican Tomás MacCurtain was elected as ‘Lord Mayor’ of the city, just one of the many changes that resulted … Continue reading

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IRISH ABROAD GET THEIR RETALIATION IN FIRST!

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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