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ON THIS DATE (23RD MAY) 264 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF A ‘UNITED IRISHMEN’ FOUNDING FATHER. “Nor one feeling of vengeance presume to defileThe cause, or the men, of the Emerald Isle.” – the words of William Drennan, physician, poet, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (9TH MAY) 190 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF AN IRISH REVOLUTIONARY, NOVELIST, POET AND JOURNALIST. Charles Joseph Kickham (pictured), an Irish revolutionary and a leadership figure in the Irish Republican Brotherhood, was born on this date – … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (2ND MAY) 224 YEARS AGO : PRISON ESCAPE BY AN IRISH REPUBLICAN, WHO LIVED FOR HIS COUNTRY, AND DIED FOR HIS FAMILY. ‘Little about Archibald Hamilton Rowan’s beginning in life suggested that he would become a leading … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (25TH APRIL) 337 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF AN IRISH ‘RAPPAREE’. ‘..beaten down by disease and poverty , some natives tended to ‘doff their cap’ to the denizens of the Castles, and stare in awe as they … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (18TH APRIL) 69 YEARS AGO – UP THE REPUBLIC.. ..UP THE YARD, THAT IS! Not that this (or this) couldn’t happen in a proper ‘Republic’, just that instances like that happen here, in this failed ‘Republic’, as … Continue reading

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20 YEARS ‘CELEBRATION’ OF A FALSE DAWN. ’20 years later and inevitable failure of GFA has come to pass. 02 April, 2018 13:57 With the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) certain questions have to be asked. What … Continue reading

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SPOOF, SPIN, IGNORANCE, MISDIRECTION, SMOKE AND MIRRORS. There’s an unprecedented amount of spin and misdirection in the last week or so in connection with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the 1998 Stormont Treaty (‘Good Friday Agreement’), and more … Continue reading

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